The people of Missouri are probably pretty grateful for the Missouri Tigers football team right now, because at least they’re good. They’re so good, in fact, that some people would probably consider them favorites in a game against either of Missouri’s professional football teams. On one side of the state there’s the Kansas City Chiefs, on the other side there’s the St. Louis Rams, and in the middle there are a bunch of people wondering what went wrong.
Rams running back Steven Jackson isn’t one of those people, as he knows exactly what’s wrong in St. Louis. Steven doesn’t seem to be a very big fan of his head coach Scott Linehan, and yesterday he went on the radio to let his coach know that he doesn’t agree with the decision to bench Marc Bulger for Trent Green.
From the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH:
The vibe in the Rams locker room Wednesday and Thursday was that several Rams players weren’t happy about the benching of Marc Bulger. But no one would say so publicly.
Well, outspoken running back Steven Jackson took care of that Thursday night on his “Rolling the Dice” radio show on KLOU (103.3 FM). Jackson said benching Bulger was the “wrong decision.”
“He’s our general,” said Jackson, who then pointed out that you don’t pay someone “$60-something million” and then sit him on the bench.
Jackson also went on to say that he has nothing against Trent Green, and that he’s just questioning the decision to bench Bulger. He also implied that should Green fall on his face and Scott Linehan decide to go back to Bulger, that Marc may tell him to go screw himself.
Bulger hasn’t talked to anyone in the media since he found out he was benched, but according to the article in the POST-DISPATCH, several other sources within the team said the same thing. Bulger no longer wants to play for Scott Linehan, and the same can probably be said for a few of his teammates.
Well, I’ve got good news for you, Marc. The way the Rams are playing this season, I don’t think you’ll have to for much longer.