Bill Belichick Surprised Steven Jackson Before 2016 AFC Title Game | Simms & Lefkoe Full Interview

  • Published on Jan 17, 2019
  • Former Rams RB Steven Jackson joined Simms & Lefkoe to discuss his career in the NFL, the hierarchy of Rams RBs over the years and what the experience of playing in an AFC Championship Game with the Patriots is like. Watch the full interview from the latest episode of Simms & Lefkoe: The Show.
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Comments • 219

  • TH Chan
    TH Chan 5 days ago

    Very underrated RB. HOF in my book.

  • James Matthews
    James Matthews 11 days ago

    Man he's huge

  • Will D
    Will D 12 days ago +1

    So glad for him that Belichick as usual was aware and brought him in, at least a good sample of what might’ve been. Watching him, it was clear that his legs were shot but he did what was needed in terms of short yards and blocking. Too bad it was the rare year they didn’t get further, but again at least he had a taste.

    WEWARD 13 days ago

    Steven Jackson was a f-f-freak and I’m not a Rams fan.

  • Eile
    Eile 13 days ago

    i didn't know Steven Jackson played for pats lol

  • Daniel Kelegian
    Daniel Kelegian 16 days ago +1

    As a Giants fan and after we won the 2007 SB, i was screaming for us to get Steven Jackson. he was holding out.

  • GalaxyofGreatnesstv
    GalaxyofGreatnesstv 16 days ago

    If he had his locs he would be remembered

  • Phil Perri
    Phil Perri 17 days ago +2

    What a great interview with Steven Jackson. As a Pats fan, it was good to see him play for the Patriots. We've had a lot of great veteran players toward the end of their careers come to play for the Patriots and it's always good to get their perspective on what it's like to play for the Patriots. Good luck with your retirement Steven.

  • Anthony Caruso
    Anthony Caruso 17 days ago

    I wonder what this guy would have done on a good team where they actually had to defend the pass

  • Jake Graham
    Jake Graham 18 days ago

    I’m a rams fan and it’s common sense that he’s our leading rusher all the other top guys left and Marshall was a colt before so yeah if u didn’t know that you started watching like last year

  • Hotboy Fuego
    Hotboy Fuego 18 days ago

    Vegas and nfl legend #39

  • Zachary Madden
    Zachary Madden 19 days ago

    6:25-6:28 That laugh though......LOL

  • Messier90
    Messier90 19 days ago

    I really wanted the Pats to win the SB in 2015 just so he could have gone out as a champ

  • heyah tom
    heyah tom 21 day ago

    Beaver Legend in my eyes

  • michael edwards
    michael edwards 21 day ago

    I think he was the original beast mode

  • Super Fan
    Super Fan 21 day ago +1

    Once again, Chris Sims and his sidekick bitch are talking over an all time great. Let the man talk clowns! You damn near answered his first two questions for him

  • Ike C.
    Ike C. 22 days ago

    He was rams only weapon 8 men box evrry game

  • Ike C.
    Ike C. 22 days ago +3

    In his prime jackson was a top 10 nfl back ever beast power with nimble feet

  • J. C.
    J. C. 22 days ago

    This guy just made me realize how much of a spoiled Patriots fan I truly am! Dude gives off such a great vibe! These young players need someone like him to look up to!

  • JoeyNice Matrix
    JoeyNice Matrix 22 days ago +2

    What a stud. I'm a duck but I always respected this beaver up the highway. Also, he killed in fantasy football.

  • ChoppaCal
    ChoppaCal 22 days ago

    "It's Tuesday Steven, take a seat".

  • Drew Earthling
    Drew Earthling 22 days ago

    This video demonstrates the multi-layered genius and all around solid man that Bill Belichick is. Giving a guy he felt deserved better a chance to shine while simultaneously making a point to the team AND giving them something more to fight for. The fact that Steven's new team mates would want to speaks volumes to their character.

  • Rha Money
    Rha Money 22 days ago

    Why didn't he talk about being with the falcons and not doing nothing

  • Thomas Rooney
    Thomas Rooney 22 days ago

    Jackson is the man though

  • Thomas Rooney
    Thomas Rooney 22 days ago

    So Jackson Dickerson and Gurley????? Um what about Faulk

    • Mark Nash
      Mark Nash 22 days ago

      They mentioned Marshall

  • Kevin A
    Kevin A 22 days ago +3

    He makes Oregon state proud

  • Michael Arvin
    Michael Arvin 22 days ago

    SJax stole $$ from the Falcons. Wish he'd worried about looking like a bum before signing with them.

  • Ryan Ryan
    Ryan Ryan 22 days ago +5

    As a Rams fan I'm grateful for those 9 years .

  • joey b
    joey b 23 days ago

    Such a beast on the field.

  • bustdetector
    bustdetector 23 days ago +1

    Rams need to resign him , he aint a bitch like Gurley who was on a milk cartoon during the playoffs.

  • Hemperor Kush
    Hemperor Kush 23 days ago

    I'd love to have you back as a goalline back or just not an every down back

  • Sivia Thompson
    Sivia Thompson 23 days ago

    Jackson was truly underated !!! And I'm a NINNERS FAN !!!

    • bustdetector
      bustdetector 23 days ago +2

      Patrick Willis had in check though!!! Go Niners!!!!!!

  • William Saykao
    William Saykao 23 days ago

    Anyone that had SJ on their fantasy team knew this guy was BALLIN outta control every week

  • Pat Deen
    Pat Deen 23 days ago

    He earned ATL's respect.

  • DaBesFish
    DaBesFish 23 days ago

    what a good dude

  • Justin Sullivan
    Justin Sullivan 23 days ago +15

    6’1” 240, this man was a monster. With the dreads he legit looked like the Predator was on the field.
    Edit: height was incorrect

  • MoniqueFromPlymouth
    MoniqueFromPlymouth 23 days ago

    The Pats could have used Jackson in that AFC championship game vs. the Broncos. The Pats' game-plan on offense from the start was nothing but pass. Denver's defense never needed to guess what next play Tom Brady would do. I know the 2015 NE running back corps were decimated with injuries (I remember an unproven James White was hardly used) and Jackson, who had maybe two Pats games under his belt, was basically sitting on the sidelines. That to me was the most puzzling part of the loss.

  • R. William Comm
    R. William Comm 24 days ago +9

    Stephen Jackson is a classy guy.

  • Some Blue Dude
    Some Blue Dude 24 days ago +2

    Jackson is one of the few players I legit feel bad for. Despite being the all time leading rushing for the Rams, there are fans don't even consider him as a top 3 running back for the franchise and with the sudden rise of the Rams now, Gurley is viewed more favorably than Jackson. Sucks man.

  • Michael Gardner
    Michael Gardner 24 days ago +4

    Unfortunately Gurley is done.

    • antigonish63
      antigonish63 17 days ago

      Pretty hard to be "done" when you never 'were'.

  • ThA MAN C MAcK
    ThA MAN C MAcK 24 days ago

    EL DOG!

  • Francisco Raposo
    Francisco Raposo 24 days ago


  • Jatinder Mann
    Jatinder Mann 24 days ago

    Bro Steven, I’ve been a Rams fan since before I could locate my dick. Watching those horrible 8-8, 3-13 seasons was tough. You fought hard and sacrificed your body for a franchise that couldn’t get their shit together. I’m sorry, as a player and as a person from what I’ve seen you deserved a lot better. And also it just goes to show that Bill Belichik sees all in the Football world.

  • CLO27
    CLO27 25 days ago

    I still wear my Jackson jersey.

  • John Britton
    John Britton 25 days ago

    Monster running back. Seems like a good dude too.

  • Dexter Haven
    Dexter Haven 25 days ago

    annoying hosts

  • NerolNiethsreg
    NerolNiethsreg 25 days ago

    Stephen Jackson truly was one of the best backs in the game while he played. He was consistent, started every game he physically was able to and performed valiantly considering the absolute dreadful rams teams he was on. He was on such bad teams in his prime that almost every game, the opposing defense just put 8-9 in the box to stop him because the rams so badly lacked a functional offense. Despite this he STILL got a dime in yards 8 straight years!!! That's what the fanboys of today don't understand! If he had an even OK QB He would have had mvp type seasons

  • Slappy McButterballs
    Slappy McButterballs 26 days ago

    another reason why the Patriots are better than everyone else...

  • snakedog
    snakedog 29 days ago

    Simms: like, like, like, like
    Annoying as shit! Learn to talk on camera.

  • 1rumplestiltskin1
    1rumplestiltskin1 29 days ago +14

    Steven Jackson was the real deal. I remember.

  • aks957
    aks957 Month ago

    With Dante Scarnnechia he would have balled that playoff run...bad o line that year

  • ricky bobby
    ricky bobby Month ago

    shoot out to san antonio

  • Munchie
    Munchie 2 months ago

    Guess he didn’t play for the falcons ??

  • JFairhart
    JFairhart 2 months ago

    The NFL is about winning Super Bowls not individual records.

  • Arctic Front
    Arctic Front 2 months ago +2

    Steven Jackson was a beast!

  • jakethreesixty
    jakethreesixty 2 months ago

    He better get in the Hall, he _was_ the Rams offense.

  • Hayden Cook
    Hayden Cook 2 months ago +1

    Good lord that'd be a tough dude to tackle

  • Derek Roberts
    Derek Roberts 2 months ago

    Stephen Jackson's hamstring was the problem.

  • hccarder
    hccarder 2 months ago +19

    this dude was a concrete block with a motor!!!

  • Joe Latu
    Joe Latu 2 months ago +17

    Him and frank gore carried some shitty teams. He was a beast no doubt in the early mid 2000s. Niners couldn’t stop him

    • Nurse08
      Nurse08 9 days ago

      Joe Latu I loved Frank Gore . He was one of my favorite 9ers and I was so sad when he left the team but I hoped it would get him a ring. He’s an amazing player and I feel like enough people don’t recognize that.

    • Nick Randolph
      Nick Randolph 19 days ago +1

      Joe Latu Gore is a goddamned robot.

  • Brian Baer
    Brian Baer 2 months ago

    He barely played for the patriots

  • Brian Baer
    Brian Baer 2 months ago +3

    Also he played for the falcons too

  • Brian Baer
    Brian Baer 2 months ago +1

    That guy is like the biggest rb ever

  • zven gally
    zven gally 2 months ago

    The only people u should listen to when they talk about the pats are the all time greats who have played there. Wilfork, Dillon, Jackson, Seymour, moss, etc etc. To be an all time great u need a brain as well as skills. The brain of these people can comprehend that there is only one team that has truly mastered the art of consistant winning in the NFL in the past 20 years. U never hear a bad word about the patriots from any of the greats...EVER. what does that tell u? It tells u WE AIN'T DONE MOTHERFUCKERS!

  • WrathchildNH
    WrathchildNH 2 months ago

    2015 AFC title game, NOT 2016

  • jokerbookshop
    jokerbookshop 2 months ago +1

    Poor Jackson had Fisher for coach @ rams

  • Brodha Sattva
    Brodha Sattva 2 months ago +53

    That dude was so underrated. 8 straight season with 1,000 rushing yards. Consistent beast.

    • St33LR043
      St33LR043 2 months ago +2

      Brodha Sattva without a offensive line

  • Marshall Strickland
    Marshall Strickland 2 months ago +1

    Gotta grow the dreadlocks back. Dreads + RESPECT.

  • OpTicFanBoy24
    OpTicFanBoy24 2 months ago

    Stephen Jackson was my second ever fantasy pick

  • O'Ryan Langferd
    O'Ryan Langferd 2 months ago

    I remember #39... won't forget.

  • Kirk Rixner
    Kirk Rixner 2 months ago +2

    Stephen Jackson Rite

  • Str8Deenin47
    Str8Deenin47 2 months ago +64

    Steve Jackson deserves to air out his feelings like this. He really did give his all carrying those garbage Rams teams for all those years.

  • Cazey Croland
    Cazey Croland 2 months ago +10

    This guy was a badass. I remember big number 39 with dreads, they always sucked when he was there. He looks good without the dreads!

  • Lebron Traveled
    Lebron Traveled 2 months ago +4

    My favorite player of all time. Go St. Louis, the only NFL jersey I own

  • Fred Hayak
    Fred Hayak 2 months ago +1

    Oregon State Beaver in da house! Used to live around the corner from where he got some of his tattoos.

  • ottocb22
    ottocb22 2 months ago

    I thought the 2016 AFC championship game was the Steelers vs Patriots

    • Jason Jacobo
      Jason Jacobo 2 months ago

      @ottocb22 the stupidity you write is amusing look this season was played in 2018 the postseason was played in 2019 how hard is that understand you dotard.

    • ottocb22
      ottocb22 2 months ago

      @Jason Jacobo yeah I hope you do. 2019 season hasn't started and you're already predicting the 2019 AFC championship lol

    • Jason Jacobo
      Jason Jacobo 2 months ago

      @ottocb22 Man apparently you can't understand simple things I'm done hope you learn how the NFL season works the next time the season starts In 2019 lol.

    • ottocb22
      ottocb22 2 months ago

      @Jason Jacobo maybe it's you who is dumb.

    • Jason Jacobo
      Jason Jacobo 2 months ago

      @ottocb22 man you can't be that dumb are you?

  • snellsman
    snellsman 2 months ago +1

    Rams other than the cowboys might have the richest history of running backs all time
    Dickerson, Gurley, Jackson & Faulk

    • Redskinsman10
      Redskinsman10 2 months ago

      @snellsman ur right i forgot about Dorrsett, but walker? Yea he may have been good but hes mostly know for getting traded to Minnesota that would land them Smith.

    • snellsman
      snellsman 2 months ago +1

      Redskinsman10 how old are you ? You never heard Tony Dorset or Hershel Walker ? Do ya research

    • Redskinsman10
      Redskinsman10 2 months ago

      The Cowboys??? Emmitt Smith and maybe Zeke. Thats bout it.

  • helicopter weewee
    helicopter weewee 2 months ago +1

    Steven Jackson was a stud with the Rams, no doubt.

    • cameron smith
      cameron smith 2 months ago +1

      helicopter weewee he really was, when the rams was horrible he was the only bright spot for the rams for almost a decade

  • Nick Ibis
    Nick Ibis 2 months ago +1

    Thats a sweet polo

    EJIGUESS 2 months ago

    Damn didnt know he was gay.....still was a beast tho no shade my G

      EJIGUESS 2 months ago

      @Mongo Slade lls......tru

    • Mongo Slade
      Mongo Slade 2 months ago

      EJIGUESS....he has a lisp fool

    • Mongo Slade
      Mongo Slade 2 months ago

      EJIGUESS....he has a lisp fool

      EJIGUESS 2 months ago

      @Robert Settle just a feeling i could be wrong.....i have no proof just opinion....the way he says his S words made me think shade tho

    • Robert Settle
      Robert Settle 2 months ago

      Whoever said he was gay?!

  • manofsteel
    manofsteel 2 months ago +1

    Stephen Jack looks like the one cop in Dexter. SURPRISE MUTHA FUCKA

  • James Allen
    James Allen 2 months ago

    Dude can tell a story.

  • Jesse Kauffman
    Jesse Kauffman 2 months ago

    Amazing back on really bad teams

  • Jesse Kauffman
    Jesse Kauffman 2 months ago +2

    Dude is huge

    • Robert Settle
      Robert Settle 2 months ago +1

      That is the exact words his woman says to everyone at the beauty shop!!!

  • G123
    G123 2 months ago +1

    He was a beast! I loved when the Patriots signed him! That team was just so banged up. Too bad he never won a ring.

    • Elijah barber
      Elijah barber 2 months ago +1

      Before injuries set in that team was 10 and 0 Edelman getting hurt along with the injuries to the oline and James Devlin cost them a title ...lmao gronk was healthy that year

  • Noble Salaam
    Noble Salaam 2 months ago +1

    Hall of Fame

  • Avery Walker
    Avery Walker 2 months ago +16

    I still look at Stephen Jackson as one of the best. People who really know football know how good he was

    • Travis Swann
      Travis Swann 2 months ago +2

      Facts. His consistently high level of play is extremely overlooked, he was a top 3 RB for damn near a decade.

  • Miller2h41
    Miller2h41 2 months ago +2

    Steven Jackson is right up there with some of the best running backs. He just had the misfortune of being on a lot of bad Rams teams so his career gets overshadowed in a lot of ways.

  • Indy Custom Made
    Indy Custom Made 2 months ago +4

    I have to say he is one of the least talked about player, but one of the hardest running guys. He truly was a beast. I always thought why can't my Colts get guys like this.

  • Rasta Buggie
    Rasta Buggie 2 months ago

    Where this nigga locks

  • Dk221 1
    Dk221 1 2 months ago +4

    My first ever fantasy football draft pick !!! God bless u Steven!!

    †RVSTY TEVSPOON† 2 months ago +1

    39 forever A ram

  • Daniel Hruskocy
    Daniel Hruskocy 3 months ago +5

    He was my favorite player when I started watching football,, much love for hin

  • Joe Della Selva
    Joe Della Selva 3 months ago +2

    Patriots won on the road this year against KC!!!! BABY!!!!

    • Robert Settle
      Robert Settle 2 months ago +1

      @†RVSTY TEVSPOON† Know how to read and write proper ENGLISH when discussing AMERICAN FOOTBALL!!! YOU REALLY BIG IGNORANT DUMMY!!!

      †RVSTY TEVSPOON† 2 months ago

      Joe Della Selva how am i a creep....
      Tom has kissed guys after many games look it up budy....
      Even after the super LIII
      No you're football

    • Joe Della Selva
      Joe Della Selva 2 months ago

      @†RVSTY TEVSPOON† You are a nut and a creep!!! "Goat also loves to kiss men.."

    • Tyler Watson
      Tyler Watson 2 months ago

      @†RVSTY TEVSPOON† *You're

    • Tyler Watson
      Tyler Watson 2 months ago

      @†RVSTY TEVSPOON† Dude your the one that is exposing yourself yes the Chiefs had 2 costly penalties but 1 was totally on them not the refs and there is no denying the Pats had 2 more penalties and still won if you don't believe me go look at the game stats Brady passed for 49 more yards than Mahomes the Pat's had more rushing yards the only reason why the game came down to a team winning in OT was the red zone pick Brady threw and another costly pick. The pats still just played and fixed there mistakes unlike the Chiefs

  • GoHerd2001
    GoHerd2001 3 months ago +1

    Jackson was a great player that will unfortunately be mostly forgotten because he was sandwiched between the Greatest Show on Earth era and this new Goff/Gurley era. Hindsight being 20/20, if New England would have settled for field goals instead of going for 4th downs in that '16 AFC Championship game that last drive would have been for the winning field goal instead of needing a TD and 2 point conversion for the tie.

  • Justin Nardine
    Justin Nardine 3 months ago +5

    I wish he played for the pats his whole career!

  • liam tolen
    liam tolen 3 months ago +2

    who are the 8 thumbs down haters? Nice interview!

    • liam tolen
      liam tolen 19 days ago

      Haters love to hate. I must admit it is a pleasure to hear from the true king of all media who decides what can or cannot be asked or in this case the thumbs up or down monitor. You should be detecting some busts about now, no? Maybe you should Google the definition of Rhetorical? According to the "Urban" dictionary you are THE cornball! Have a beautiful day insulting people in between your bust inspections as I put on my clown make up while keeping people healthy. :-)

    • bustdetector
      bustdetector 19 days ago

      @liam tolen the moronic question needed not to be asked in the first place, it was cornball and thoughtless, "oh im so edgy let me point out the thumbs down." what a clown you are.

    • liam tolen
      liam tolen 19 days ago

      I'm not worried, sounds like you are worried that you cannot answer a rhetorical simple question which needed no answer and decided to hate on me? Get a life hater

    • bustdetector
      bustdetector 23 days ago +1

      stop worrying about the few hates and look at all the likes, geeze man what a debby downer you are.

  • Neil Ouellette
    Neil Ouellette 3 months ago +10

    The Rams all time leading rusher. Everyone always mentions Dickerson when asked. Jackson put up almost 3,000 yards more than Dickerson, never mind about Faulk and McCutcheon. Mentioning of Stephen Jackson's name in certain NFL circles is never heard. He garnered more than 10,000 yds behind the worst offensive lines in Rams history. He earned them yards without any help from teammates. So underrated and under appreciated in NFL Talk Show Circles.

    • Tim Murphy
      Tim Murphy 19 days ago

      So true...loved the way this man played football

    • Zachary Madden
      Zachary Madden 19 days ago

      @Tokyo San LOL, that's great...

    • john bush
      john bush 26 days ago +1

      He was the only good player on the Rams for alot of his career, could you imagine Jackson on the greatest show on turf, probably would've changed NFL history

    • Tokyo San
      Tokyo San 2 months ago +3

      You got that right, people can't even spell his name right!

  • Anthony Hutchins
    Anthony Hutchins 3 months ago

    Good dude...

  • Ty E
    Ty E 3 months ago +2

    dayum Hes Rams Leading Rusher!!