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Offline Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Thursday, May 16, 2013 4:29:28 PM(UTC)
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BY CHRIS BURKE said:
It really was not all that long ago that the Green Bay Packers had an imposing threat at running back. In both 2008 and 2009, Ryan Grant topped 1,200 yards on the ground, while averaging 6.4 and 7.9 yards per catch out of the backfield, respectively.


But an injury sidelined Grant for almost all of 2010, and the Packers have spent the past three seasons trying to replicate his success. They were closer last year than people may realize — Green Bay finished as a middle-of-the-road rushing team (20th overall) and topped 100 yards on the ground in six of its final eight games, including a playoff loss to San Francisco.

Those numbers, and the Packers’ recent run game in general, might have been even better were it not for repeated injury woes. Not only did the Packers lose Grant three seasons back, but also Alex Green tore his ACL in 2011, James Starks dealt with myriad problems and Cedric Benson was sidelined by a Lisfranc injury in 2012. Even incoming rookie Eddie Lacy is trying to prove that toe surgery in 2012 will not hinder him going forward.
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Football is just more fun to watch when your team has a running game that doesn't totally suck shit. I can't wait to feel some confidence on 3rd and short.

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Football is just more fun to watch when your team has a running game that doesn't totally suck shit. I can't wait to feel some confidence on 3rd and short.



Football is more fun to watch when your team WINS!

Running game v. Passing game kinda reminds me of Respect v. Love in a relationship hahahaha. You gotta respect a great running game kinda like a plain but loyal devoted girl who cooks up a storm and takes good care of you in a variety of ways. The Passing game? I guess I don't have to say what that is hahahaha. Stat whore minus stat hahahaha.

Of course, if you can have BOTH, then you indeed are among the fortunate VERY VERY few.
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More specifically, it keeps the defense honest and makes the play-action pass, the screen and even the draw weapons again. Third and short, of course, is a lot more makeable, but thrid and 4 or even 5 is no longer automatically a pass...it allows a lot more flexibility in the play calling and in Rodgers' ability to read the defense and change the play on the fly with confidence if it looks like they are overplaying the pass.
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IMO just because grant got 1200 yards rushing doesn't mean our run game was that good - he still liked running into the Oline and stopping for 1-2 yards ...
Mike McCarthy just kept plugging away and 'wasting' plays on keeping the D honest ...

Now Im hoping we actually have a run game that will keep the D fearful.
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IMO just because grant got 1200 yards rushing doesn't mean our run game was that good - he still liked running into the Oline and stopping for 1-2 yards ...

Mike McCarthy just kept plugging away and 'wasting' plays on keeping the D honest ...

Now Im hoping we actually have a run game that will keep the D fearful.


Wow. It's like my ears are bleeding.

GRANT WASN'T AWESOME!? ARE YOU CRAZY!?

Ha ha, I know a sexy girl who's crazy enough to AGREE with you. Madness!
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#8 Posted : Friday, May 17, 2013 11:10:42 AM(UTC)
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The best part about having a run game is that hopefully Aaron Rodgers won't have to do the running for a first on 3rd down. You have to love that! Now he will only run when he has 20 yards of open turf in front of him and he will take 12 and step out of bounds.

that is freakin awesome.
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#9 Posted : Friday, May 17, 2013 11:14:05 AM(UTC)
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nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
Wow. It's like my ears are bleeding.

GRANT WASN'T AWESOME!? ARE YOU CRAZY!?

Ha ha, I know a sexy girl who's crazy enough to AGREE with you. Madness!


1200 yards is a 75 yard per game average. That is not great that is adequate. GB has been so bad for so long it just looks great/awesome.
The new standard for greatness should be 1500 yards a game. But then it is a passing game these days so rbs get fewer chances to carry the rock. So by default maybe 1200 is the gold standard. Some day they rb will go the way of the fb and we will see more Canadian style offenses. [puke]
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#10 Posted : Friday, May 17, 2013 11:18:13 AM(UTC)
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People too quickly forget how good Grant was. For two and a half seasons after he took over the starting job, he was the best back in football not named Adrian Peterson.


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