Tuesday, December 29, 2015

McDaniels looking to expand Steven Jackson's role

Steven Jackson's prep time prior to last Sunday's game against the New York Jets was evident in the amount of snaps he received.

While the entire offense only attempted 22 carries for 63 yards, a slight drop from previous weeks, Jackson saw only seven touches.

With more practice time this week prior to their division game against the Dolphins, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is hoping to increase Jackson's participation.

"Steven had really two days of practice last week so I think that it’s fair to say that we wanted to put him in a situation that was fair to him based on the preparation and the work that he had done prior to the game," McDaniels said via ESPN.com.

"This week will give us another three days of good work and experience and exposure to him, and for him to the offense, that will give us an opportunity to expand his role, hopefully during the course of the game on Sunday."


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