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Offline LambeauEast  
#26 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2012 8:51:46 AM(UTC)
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That is indeed unfortunate. Umm...downward spiral anyone?
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Offline steveishere  
#27 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2012 9:13:39 AM(UTC)
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Oh well, the running game hasn't been any more useful with Benson this year than it was with Starks or Grant last year.
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#28 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2012 9:31:54 AM(UTC)
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Oh well, the running game hasn't been any more useful with Benson this year than it was with Starks or Grant last year.


the difference is, last year we didn't need it. This year, teams have figured out our pass offense and we NEED the balance in order to be successful at all.
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Offline play2win  
#29 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2012 10:14:26 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: gbguy20 Go to Quoted Post
the difference is, last year we didn't need it. This year, teams have figured out our pass offense and we NEED the balance in order to be successful at all.


Oh, we needed it, to go 19-0 and win another SB. Didn't happen.

I have confidence that the RBs we have on the roster will do just fine for us. Really too bad about Benson, as I thought he could have had a special season running the ball in GB.
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#30 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2012 10:45:20 AM(UTC)
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Oh well, the running game hasn't been any more useful with Benson this year than it was with Starks or Grant last year.


Not useful to McCarthy apparently. But seemed pretty useful to the Oline and Rodgers.

When committing to the run, 0 sacks. When not commiting to the run, do we even want to list the number? 21.
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Offline Pack93z  
#31 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2012 10:49:03 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PackFanWithTwins Go to Quoted Post
Not useful to McCarthy apparently. But seemed pretty useful to the Oline and Rodgers.

When committing to the run, 0 sacks. When not commiting to the run, do we even want to list the number? 21.


Not looking at or understanding what a run game does for a team both offensively and defensively is on of my biggest aggravations. At least Zombie is coming along in that aspect. Big Grin
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Offline nerdmann  
#32 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2012 11:03:08 AM(UTC)
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Benson's had problems with this foot before.

Not good.
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Offline steveishere  
#33 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2012 11:10:22 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PackFanWithTwins Go to Quoted Post
Not useful to McCarthy apparently. But seemed pretty useful to the Oline and Rodgers.

When committing to the run, 0 sacks. When not commiting to the run, do we even want to list the number? 21.


None of this has anything to do with this years running game with Benson being no better than last years.
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#34 Posted : Tuesday, October 30, 2012 8:36:18 AM(UTC)
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Offline zombieslayer  
#35 Posted : Tuesday, October 30, 2012 8:56:49 AM(UTC)
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Someone who knows the rules better than I do - help me out. Can Benson play later on this season or is he done for the season legally? (Assuming he's healthy near the end of the season).

I liked Benson's running better than Green's but Green's a better receiver.
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Offline Pack93z  
#36 Posted : Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:06:27 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: zombieslayer Go to Quoted Post
Someone who knows the rules better than I do - help me out. Can Benson play later on this season or is he done for the season legally? (Assuming he's healthy near the end of the season).

I liked Benson's running better than Green's but Green's a better receiver.


This season, the NFL and NFLPA agreed on one player from each team being able to be put on IR with the option to return yet this season. Think DL in baseball, win - win for clubs and players.

I think they have to be shelved for 6 or 8 weeks and then they can return.


I am willing to bet, this becomes more of a staple as it allows more players to be on active rosters each season, gives clubs flexibility on the roster, and allows players to collect more incentive monies. Within a couple years, I think this becomes more of a norm.
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Offline gbguy20  
#37 Posted : Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:12:28 AM(UTC)
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I think the minimum is 6 weeks.
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Offline Pack93z  
#38 Posted : Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:59:53 AM(UTC)
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Same as the NFL site.. 8 weeks.

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Previously, any player put on IR was lost for the entire season. Now, if a player is hurt and put on injured reserve after Sept. 4, that player may return to the active roster eight weeks after the IR designation, and the player must be on the IR list for at least six weeks. In addition, a player must be "designated for return" at the time of his IR classification, which means that a team must anticipate a player's ability to return midseason. Teams can't just hope their key injured player will recover in time.
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Offline zombieslayer  
#39 Posted : Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:35:53 AM(UTC)
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Thanks Pack.
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