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Jackson gone? So are Bills' hopes

Posted on: November 23, 2011 2:00 pm
Edited on: November 23, 2011 5:01 pm
 
What did the Buffalo Bills do to deserve this punishment?

They lose offensive linemen. They lose wide receivers. Now, according to the Buffalo News, they've lost star running back Fred Jackson for the season, with the club putting him on IR, and that's not a shame. It's a fatal blow.

Jackson was having an MVP-like year, and without him the Bills' slim playoff hopes vanish.

The guy could do it all. He leads the team in rushing. He's third in receptions. He leads Buffalo in touchdowns and is second in the league in yards from scrimmage. In short, he's the complete package and a primary reason the Bills got off to a jack-rabbit start.

But losing him means losing about 40 percent of your offense, and you tell me where the Bills find it.

They don't. Instead, they lean that much harder on Ryan Fitzpatrick, a quarterback who not only lost his last three starts but has two touchdowns and seven interceptions in that time.

The Bills need Jackson like Levi needs Strauss. Without him, they're toast.






Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Jackson gone? So are Bills' hopes

I see now that the original article was edited about 3 hours later. Sorry, I did not see the original article. And incidentally, I think the IR rule making a player ineligible to return to the active roster in the same season is something just put in this year in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:55 am
 

Jackson gone? So are Bills' hopes

When this article was written, he still wasn't on "IR" - It has since been changed, the article and his status.



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2011 12:00 am
 

Jackson gone? So are Bills' hopes

Screw the Bills, FreddyJax was holding my FFL team together! Huge loss! RIP Bills.



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Jackson gone? So are Bills' hopes

Sonic: One a team places a player on IR, according to NFL rules, that player is not allowed to return to the active roster during the current season. So yep, Jackson is gone for the season.



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Jackson gone? So are Bills' hopes

believe it or not Eric Wood is a bigger loss



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Jackson injury could be fatal blow to Bills

I havwe yet to see any report that this injury is season-ending. Let's not put the cart before the Buffalo just yet.


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