Inside The Bills

Jason Taylor pays Fred respect

Posted by Chris Brown on November 18, 2011 – 9:40 am

One of the best pass rushers of this era wasn’t shy about heaping praise on the running back he’ll be facing this weekend in Fred Jackson.

Jason Taylor, who has seen his share of great running backs, called Jackson one of the best in the game right now.

“He’s one of the top running backs in this league right now for sure,” said Taylor. “He’s got it all. He’s big enough, he’s fast, he’s quick, runs strong. The offensive line is doing a good job of getting him holes. They got a pretty darn good guy calling plays too in Chan (Gailey). He’s making the most of it and that is by far their number one threat. They got a pretty good quarterback too that when you load up on the run he can hurt you throwing the ball and running the ball.”

And Taylor’s head coach wasn’t far behind in his praise for Jackson’s game.

“(Fred) Jackson is tremendous, his vision, power, foot speed,” said Tony Sparano. “Somebody asked the question yesterday. The guy will block you. He does all the jobs. Everything you want a running back to do, this guy can do. He can finish runs, finish long runs. He runs with power. He can get the ball on the perimeter. He can block you. I think he’s a really good player. I said this a couple times this week. They’ve had a lot of good backs there my couple years here. He’s a guy that you always have to pay great attention too.”

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