Thurman Thomas on Bills RB Fred Jackson

Earlier this week, the AFC East blog spoke with Buffalo Bills great and Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas about this season's team.

Here is what Thomas -- a five-time Pro Bowl tailback -- had to say about current Bills running back Fred Jackson.

"People should be kicking themselves in the butt right now and saying 'Why didn't we take a chance on this guy,'" Thomas said of Jackson, who was undrafted. "He's just an outstanding leader for the Buffalo Bills. He fits the Buffalo, New York area, as far as being a blue-collar guy. He's a perfect example of what hard work and heart will get you."

Thomas is Buffalo's franchise leader with 11,938 rushing yards. Through three weeks Jackson is fourth in the NFL in rushing with 303 yards.