When Martz was asked during an interview on 1380 ESPN whether the presence of Jackson gives him a comfort level if Marshall Faulk experiences problems, he said, "No, Steven Jackson doesn't count for anything at this point. He's a rookie that has no experience. He's not even here in the rookie camp, he doesn't know the offense, he's not in shape. We think he's going to eventually be a good NFL player, but right now he's our fourth running back."
Many of the team's rookies are at Rams Park working out before training camp starts, but not Jackson.
Cautioning about expectations, Martz said of Jackson, "The thing that people have to be very, very careful about; it's like a rookie quarterback. To say Steven Jackson is going to come in here and rotate with Marshall Faulk, there's just no way. It's not going to happen. You just can't have that kind of grasp. He's not ready for the speed of the game at that level. He's got so much (to learn). He's not here and he hasn't been here all spring, so what the normal rookie goes through, he hasn't had anything of.
"To say he's going to be ready to go is a far reach. Hopefully, somewhere during the season he's going to make a move and compete, but we've got three guys ahead of him right now. He's going to have to move up through the ranks like everybody else on this football team. Nothing will be handed to this young man."
Steven Jackson is nowhere to be found
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