Free agent Steven Jackson has launched a new campaign for a cause that is very near to his heart: running backs.

By Extra Mustard
March 09, 2015

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Free agent Steven Jackson has launched a new campaign for a cause that is very dear to his heart: running backs.

SaveTheRunningBack.org is a call to football fans to stop the NFL's slide away from a single feature back to a platoon system, and restore the days of Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton.

The site also has a form letter to be sent from fans to each NFL team asking them to restore the position to its former glory.

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I am writing you on behalf of SaveTheRunningBack.org, an organization founded by Pro Bowl running back Steven Jackson, to express my dissatisfaction with the way that running backs are being treated in professional football today.
 
Running backs aren't all the same. They're not interchangeable. I yearn for the days of yesteryear, when players like Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, and Emmitt Smith were allowed to run free. The NFL was built on the carries of men like them.
If you really want to show your love for tailbacks, you can head to the website's store and get an "I heart RBs" T-shirt.
 
Brendan Maloy

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