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After rushing for 139 yards on 24 carries in Week 12, it may seem ridiculous to suggest that Steven Jackson be phased out of the St. Louis Rams offense.
However, with Jackson's contract up at the end of the season and a capable Daryl Richardson behind him, it is time for St. Louis to start looking toward life without Jackson.
Richardson has averaged 5.5 yards per carry on 82 carries this season and deserves a chance to shoulder the offensive burden.
Jackson does not need to be completely forgotten, but with the Rams at 4-6-1 and almost guaranteed to miss the playoffs, it makes sense to prepare for the future.