Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
10 Pages<1234>»
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline earthquake  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:11:44 PM(UTC)
Rank: Member

Joined: 8/11/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 520
Applause Received: 170
nyrpack said: Go to Quoted Post
the easiest to fill, please let me know who the pack has had since ryan grant a few yrs ago ??
believe me im all for the passing game, but i would love a rb who can get the ball so defenses across the league cant get a chance to kill arod every game !!


RB is one of the easiest positions to plug a no-name guy in and get solid production. The last "franchise" RB the packers had was Ahman Green in 2004/2006. Do you know what the packers have done since 2006?

13-3 nfc championship loss
6-10
11-5 playoffs
10-6 superbowl win
15-1 playoffs
55-25

Ok, now tell me which superbowl winning team has had a top 5 RB in the last 5 years... 10 years?

The game has evolved, in most cases if you have a "Franchise" running back, you don't have a winning team. Look at Steven Jackson, Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson(when he was good), MJD, etc etc, how many games have those teams won over the last 5 years?

If you have to rely on a top flight RB to win, you're not going to win.
thanks Post received 2 applause.
wpr on 10/24/2012(UTC), macbob on 10/26/2012(UTC)
Offline GermanGilbert  
#12 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:17:11 PM(UTC)
Rank: Member

Joined: 11/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 55
Applause Received: 112
nyrpack said: Go to Quoted Post
the easiest to fill, please let me know who the pack has had since ryan grant a few yrs ago ??


It doesn't go down to the Packers to define the position easiest to fill. If the Packers do not get a starting caliber RB out of UDFAs it doesn't mean it's not the easisest position to fill. Arian Foster, UDFA, leading the league in rushing the last 2 years. Alfred Morris, UDFA, pretty darn good for the Redskins, Ryan Grant was an UDFA either btw. It's the easiest position to fill, I totally agree.

Offline buckeyepackfan  
#13 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:18:58 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2012Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2014

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Lima, Ohio
Applause Given: 793
Applause Received: 802
nyrpack said: Go to Quoted Post
the easiest to fill, please let me know who the pack has had since ryan grant a few yrs ago ??
believe me im all for the passing game, but i would love a rb who can get the ball so defenses across the league cant get a chance to kill arod every game !!


You missed my point, you don't trade away a WR who is finally coming into his own, it may take another 3 yrs to replace him.

Packers lose Jennings next year, and trade away Jones, that leaves only Jordy as a proven wr, Cobb probably but with what he is showing this year, but that still would leave you with only 2 proven wr's.
Neither is going to be as effective without Jones and/or Jennings.

The Packers have not had great success replacing Grant, but could be just dumb luck, Starks looked like he would be the guy, but injuries have slowed him, Brandon Saine was gonna get a shot, again injuries,Green needs more than 2 weeks to prove himself.
He doesn't work out, well then there is White.
He doesn't work out, maybe Ted will bring in some guy named yellow.

RB's can adapt to an offense much quicker than wr's.
Offline RajiRoar  
#14 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2012 7:10:16 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

United States
Joined: 9/30/2009(UTC)
Applause Given: 50
Applause Received: 370
James Jones?

no.

a mid-low draft pick?

maybe.

If we are not going to invest in a young/studmuffin RB, then maybe we can get bye using ol' vets who will play cheap for a shot at a ring.

keep in mind, Jones signed a short deal, Jennings may be on the way out, Driver is retiring, Finley sucks...

we need to start stocking up on pass catchers BEFORE we have a problem.
Offline wpr  
#15 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:17:18 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,994
Applause Received: 2,043
people who want a stud rb are like nations who want a nuke or driving a Lamborghini in any American city. it looks real good sitting there but you can't use it. You only want one because someone else has one.
The stud rb will not get 25 carries and have a 100+ yard game. All you need is some schmoe who will get 15-20 carries and help move the chains. A 3 yard per carry avg is nice but not required.
thanks Post received 2 applause.
zombieslayer on 10/25/2012(UTC), earthquake on 10/25/2012(UTC)
Online nerdmann  
#16 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:39:22 PM(UTC)
Rank: Preferred Member

Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 6,407
Applause Received: 1,420
wpr said: Go to Quoted Post
people who want a stud rb are like nations who want a nuke or driving a Lamborghini in any American city. it looks real good sitting there but you can't use it. You only want one because someone else has one.
The stud rb will not get 25 carries and have a 100+ yard game. All you need is some schmoe who will get 15-20 carries and help move the chains. A 3 yard per carry avg is nice but not required.


I'd settle for a dude who's money in short yardage.
Offline yooperfan  
#17 Posted : Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:32:09 AM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2014PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Silver: 2016

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Ishpeming Michigan
Applause Given: 1,634
Applause Received: 648
nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
I'd settle for a dude who's money in short yardage.


I'll take Kuhn.
We don't need Stephan Jackson.

thanks Post received 3 applause.
wpr on 10/25/2012(UTC), zombieslayer on 10/25/2012(UTC), macbob on 10/26/2012(UTC)
Offline zombieslayer  
#18 Posted : Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:02:33 AM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: San Francisco
Applause Given: 778
Applause Received: 495
wpr said: Go to Quoted Post
people who want a stud rb are like nations who want a nuke or driving a Lamborghini in any American city. it looks real good sitting there but you can't use it. You only want one because someone else has one.
The stud rb will not get 25 carries and have a 100+ yard game. All you need is some schmoe who will get 15-20 carries and help move the chains. A 3 yard per carry avg is nice but not required.


Offline Yerko  
#19 Posted : Thursday, October 25, 2012 8:22:00 AM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 10/15/2008(UTC)
Location: Chicago, IL
Applause Given: 212
Applause Received: 381
NYRPack...you know your idea would have been amazing had it been after a JJ drop heavy game or earlier in the year before his 3 games where he caught 2 touchdowns each time.

I =d> you for the thought, but I will side with the majority as well. James Jones belongs on the Packers because there truly is no telling what is going to happen with our receivers in the next 1-2 years. Jennings is up for a new contract and DD is on the last leg of his contract. Giving up JJ would leave us pretty bare at the receiver position.

Don't get me wrong, seeing Steven Jackson in a Packers jersey would be friggin' amazing...

Offline PackFanWithTwins  
#20 Posted : Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:23:48 AM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

Joined: 9/26/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 26
Applause Received: 962
I believe I posted this in anothe thread.

If part of that trade includes an Oline that can run block and an offensive strategy that concentrates on running the ball then maybe. Peterson would be a mediocre back behind our run blocking and play calling. I went back a took a hard look at all our run plays and believe me when I tell you RB is not the problem.

When you see a team that dominates at running, you see lineman taking their blocks 5 yards down field. Our oline seldom block on the defensive side of the ball. And that is not because the guys can't, it seems to be by design. They want it always to look like we are passing so even in run blocking we backup instead of drive forward. There also have been many times, where we have Crabtree single blocking a DE on the front side of the run. Crabtree may be a good blocking TE, but he is not going to drive DE's with 30+ lbs on him off the ball.

Backs don't do well when they don't have anyplace to run.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
10 Pages<1234>»
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (37m) : Ty Montgomery turns 24 today. Richard Rodgers turns 25 today.
Smokey (2h) : Ice down the Beer and get the food ready. I'm going Tex/Mex today !
Nonstopdrivel (2h) : Tom Brady has appeared in more conference championships than the Packers franchise has in its entire history.
Nonstopdrivel (2h) : Packers would be the first team in NFL history to make the Super Bowl after starting 4-6 or worse.
Nonstopdrivel (2h) : 5+ straight games.
Nonstopdrivel (2h) : The NFC Championship is the first game (regular season or playoffs) since the 1970 merger featuring two teams that have scored 30+ points in
Zero2Cool (2h) : Good news! @AtlantaFalcons scored more points than anyone this regular season. Bad news? Last 6 teams to do that haven't won Super Bowl
uffda udfa (4h) : Like a night before Christmas or opening Packers weekend...hard to sleep.
uffda udfa (6h) : Staying up late enough so that when U wake up it's game time.
buckeyepackfan (7h) : Exactly! Only a matter of time! GAMEDAY! GO! PACK! GO!
beast (8h) : BOOM!!!!
buckeyepackfan (9h) : TICK, TICK, TICK ????
GoPack1984 (10h) : It's NFC Championship day! Go Pack Go!!!!
uffda udfa (12h) : The Boss picks the Falcons: [TWITTER]788447079446130688[/TWITTER]
uffda udfa (13h) : Is there a prediction thread somewhere on the forum for the Falcons game?
uffda udfa (13h) : Lookout porous Falcons secondary!
Zero2Cool (13h) : uh oh'
uffda udfa (13h) : Jordy, Davante and GMO all playing tomorrow.
uffda udfa (17h) : MM is such a creature of habit that this is going to upset his apple cart.
uffda udfa (17h) : Waited 2 hours than bused 125 miles to Milwaukee.
uffda udfa (17h) : Fog forces Packers to alter flight to Atlanta.
uffda udfa (18h) : Hoping Max McCaffery is the next Adam Thielen and right soon.
uffda udfa (18h) : Everyone knew Tate got away with OPI and even he said so.
uffda udfa (18h) : http://www.packershome.com/forum/posts/m218900-UN-Fucking-Believable#post218900
uffda udfa (19h) : Golden Tate pushed off big time in Seattle. I said it then.
Zero2Cool (19h) : Max McCaffrey Added to Roster, J.C. Tretter Subtracted
Zero2Cool (19h) : Read what I said about Hail Mary plays and referees letting players play. Got it? Good.
Zero2Cool (19h) : I absolutely would not. Don't dare presume to speak for me. WTF.
uffda udfa (19h) : Had it been other way around I would've been screaming and so would u.
uffda udfa (19h) : It's just true. I try hard to see it and tell it like it is. Was OPI.
Zero2Cool (22h) : which is of course ok, i just personally see it as weird.
Zero2Cool (22h) : Just odd that a Packers fan points out when Packers perceived to get away with something, yet ignore opponent. Weird.
Zero2Cool (22h) : Packers added RB Christine Michael (back) to the injury report as questionable
uffda udfa (23h) : Not diminishing anything. He got away with OPI. Didn't notice before. Was in airport.
Zero2Cool (21-Jan) : Bahahahahahahha GO PACK GO!!!!
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

2016 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 3:25 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 7:30 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
1m / Green Bay Packers Talk / mojaveson

6m / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

6m / Green Bay Packers Talk / mojaveson

12m / Green Bay Packers Talk / mojaveson

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

11h / Green Bay Packers Talk / The_Green_Ninja

13h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

15h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

15h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Porforis

18h / Green Bay Packers Talk / flep

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / hardrocker950

23h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr


Packers Headlines