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Rams' Jackson views loss of Williams in positive light

Steven Jackson has just about gone through hell with the St. Louis Rams.

Aside from his rookie year in 2004, when the Rams went 8-8, Jackson hasn't been to the playoffs, hasn't experienced a winning season and had to endure last year's 2-14 abomination as the team's only legitimate offensive weapon.

Everything seemed on the up-and-up, though, after St. Louis fired Steve Spagnuolo and landed the most sought-after coach of the offseason in Jeff Fisher. It got even better when Fisher hired defensive coordinator Gregg Williams from the New Orleans Saints -- only it all fell apart when Williams was suspended indefinitely for his role in the Saints' "bounty" scandal.

Now, the Rams are left to scramble to improve their 22nd-ranked defense, but Jackson, who acknowledges the situation is far from ideal, is taking a glass-half-full approach.

"It will be a blow," Jackson told NFL Network's Kimberly Jones on Wednesday. "Luckily enough it's still early in the offseason that Coach Fisher can find a person, or a couple of people, that he wants to lean on for the defensive coordinator job or making a decision. Right now I think it would go (as) smoothly as possible. ... It's a blow, of course. You know we hate that it happened, but I think it's early enough in the offseason that we can correct a wrong."

For Jackson's sake, let's hope so. He's been through enough misery already.

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