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Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2013 5:42:13 AM(UTC)
Fumbling problem? Eh, not concerned.

Jason Wilde said:
GREEN BAY — Johnathan Franklin isn't really in the doghouse. It may have seemed like that after his second fumble in as many games landed him on the bench last Sunday, but the Green Bay Packers rookie running back will get another chance to carry the football, according to running backs coach Alex Van Pelt.

Two weeks after coughing the ball up on a fourth-and-1 at Cincinnati and watching it be returned for the go-ahead touchdown by the Bengals, Franklin fumbled again against Detroit last Sunday, although quarterback Aaron Rodgers recovered it.

Franklin didn't play another snap from scrimmage, but Van Pelt said Franklin, who was hit from the side by Detroit's Ezekiel Ansah, wasn't being punished long-term for the mistake. Ansah put his helmet right on the ball on the hit, and Franklin's ball-security wasn't horrible on the play.

"Hopefully we'll get him back in there and get him into the mix for sure this week," Van Pelt said. "If he would have been careless with the football, I would have an issue with it. I wouldn't have put him back in the game. But he wasn't. It was an awkward hit for him, kind of a blind shot off the side.

"I couldn't tell you that the best ball-security guys to ever play the game wouldn't have spit that one out. It's unacceptable, but ... I'm not too concerned about it. I think they were two unfortunate hits on the ball that happened when he was in there. It just happened to be him."

Van Pelt said Franklin didn't get another offensive snap because fellow rookie running back Eddie Lacy was playing well and had a chance at a 100-yard game.

"He knows it's unacceptable and we can't have it, (but) I told him after the game, 'You know, we didn't put you back in because you fumbled,'" Van Pelt said. "It's just the way the game unfolded at that point. Eddie was getting hot, was approaching 100 yards and we were trying to get him there. So I didn't say, 'Hey you're done for the rest of the game because you put the ball on the ground,' because I don't think he's that guy."

Still, Franklin knows he has to re-prove himself, despite the 103-yard game he had against the Bengals.

"It's all about practice," he said. "Coach will call on me whenever he's ready, but until then, it's all about what I do in practice. I have to keep it high and tight and place an emphasis on it."
wpr  
#2 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2013 7:36:29 AM(UTC)
Josh Alper said:
Packers rookie running back Johnathan Franklin has fumbled in each of the team's last two games and he wound up on the bench for the remainder of last Sunday's win after he coughed the ball up. According to running backs coach Alex Van Pelt, that's not because the team was trying to send a message...
nyrpack  
#3 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2013 11:58:52 AM(UTC)
growing pains, hopefully he gets better, one of the packers best running backs ahman green fumbled quite often when he 1st started his career, he learned and got better !!
steveishere  
#4 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2013 12:12:34 PM(UTC)
One thing for me is both plays were good plays on the ball by a defender. He wasn't just routinely tackled and the ball flew out cause he was careless. He needs to be more secure with it in traffic like that for sure but they weren't completely awful plays on his part.
wpr  
#5 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2013 12:28:58 PM(UTC)
This is kind of funny. Franklin was suppose to be the sure handed one coming out of college and Lacy was the guy people were concerned about.

Things happen. Grant fumbles twice in the first quarter of the Seattle playoff game then goes on to have a great game. The sample size is to small to make any assumptions of Franklin.
nerdmann  
#6 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2013 7:56:56 PM(UTC)
Bullshit.
buckeyepackfan  
#7 Posted : Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:24:32 AM(UTC)
nyrpack said: Go to Quoted Post
growing pains, hopefully he gets better, one of the packers best running backs ahman green fumbled quite often when he 1st started his career, he learned and got better !!


Best thing that could of happened for The Packers, Ahman fell out of Holmgrens grace and The Packers got him for CB Fred Vinson.

Ahman goes on to become Packers all time leading rusher, Vinson lasted another year in Seattle.

As long as Franklin isn't wearing those slick plastic llooking elbow pads he will be fine!!!
[laughing]
yooperfan  
#8 Posted : Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:26:43 AM(UTC)
I'm not worried.
I'm on the sample size is too small at this point bandwagon.
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