jjakq27 Posted October 26, 2010 Report Share Posted October 26, 2010 When I saw the crawler at the bottom of the screen yesterday, I was amazed to see that Steven Jackson had surpassed Eric Dickerson as the Rams franchise all-time leading rusher with over 7,300 yards. In light of the teams recent struggles it still amazes me to this day that we selected Chris Perry over Jackson in 2004. I think "getting cute" on draft day is one of the fundamental draft flaws for this team. I know we were all clamoring for Rudi Johnson back then, myself included. But selecting Chris Perry as this change of pace, 3rd down back was really arrogance on the part of the team. Was the 2003 team in such great shape that they could afford to take this "icing on the cake" pick? In fairness, Perry was a significant reason the team was successful in 2005 and no one could have foreseen his physical issues but the pick still baffles me. Marvin could have gotten his grinder, a la Jerome Bettis, many years before Benson showed up. I'd like to know the thought process on how that decision was made. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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