Leonard has big shoes to fill

Updated: September 24, 2007, 6:57 PM ET
By Keith Kidd
As if the 0-3 start for the Rams couldn't get any worse, head coach Scott Linehan found out Monday that star RB Steven Jackson will miss this week's game against Dallas with a partial tear in his left groin.

It's just another blow to an already banged-up team, but one that affects every seemingly aspect of the offense. While it looked like the running game appeared to be heading in the right direction -- Jackson had a season-best 115 yards on Sunday -- the passing game and QB Marc Bulger continue to struggle. Part of that is due to injuries on the offensive line, which in turn has limited Jackson's involvement in the passing attack as he's been forced to stay in and block more often. Last season he caught 90 passes for 806 yards. This season, he has just eight catches for 57 yards.