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#1 Posted : Saturday, July 27, 2013 4:52:22 PM(UTC)
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Anyone have any information on how the two drafted running backs fared during the first two days of training camp?
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#2 Posted : Saturday, July 27, 2013 6:44:08 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Anyone have any information on how the two drafted running backs fared during the first two days of training camp?


Apparently Starks and Green looked to be the more polished running backs, but both Lacy and Franklin displayed flashes of great talent. Starks is looking pretty damn good at the moment, as is Green. Could make the RB battle VERY interesting throughout training camp.

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#3 Posted : Saturday, July 27, 2013 8:40:54 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DoddPower Go to Quoted Post
Apparently Starks and Green looked to be the more polished running backs, but both Lacy and Franklin displayed flashes of great talent. Starks is looking pretty damn good at the moment, as is Green. Could make the RB battle VERY interesting throughout training camp.



No offense to you Dodd but doesn't everyone look good in camp? All I really want to hear form the coaches after practice is "no one got hurt" otherwise everyone is having a strong camp. Every year it the same thing around the league. A half a dozen no names are turning heads and when it is all said and done they are still no names except they are out of a job.

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#4 Posted : Saturday, July 27, 2013 9:00:39 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Anyone have any information on how the two drafted running backs fared during the first two days of training camp?


Pads come on tomorrow, but both have shown "burst" and receiving ability.

Haven't heard where they are vis a vis pass pro.

Alex Green has been lining up as the starter.
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#5 Posted : Saturday, July 27, 2013 9:15:16 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: sschind Go to Quoted Post
No offense to you Dodd but doesn't everyone look good in camp? All I really want to hear form the coaches after practice is "no one got hurt" otherwise everyone is having a strong camp. Every year it the same thing around the league. A half a dozen no names are turning heads and when it is all said and done they are still no names except they are out of a job.



Not always. Starks reports last year at this time were terrible. He was getting yelled at by coaches like every day and fumbling and missing assignments.
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#6 Posted : Saturday, July 27, 2013 9:53:40 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: steveishere Go to Quoted Post
Not always. Starks reports last year at this time were terrible. He was getting yelled at by coaches like every day and fumbling and missing assignments.


Starks lined up as the starter today.

Looks like they're using Franklin as the PR.

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In punt drills, Franklin took a large number of the returns, including every one in the final special teams period with no drops (MV).

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#7 Posted : Saturday, July 27, 2013 10:53:03 PM(UTC)
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have a feeling tomorrow will be their day with the pads on. lacy is more comfortable in the pads
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#8 Posted : Saturday, July 27, 2013 11:16:25 PM(UTC)
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Well to be more specific than "RB X looks great!", Green had a good run with him making a couple of cuts and then accelerating to the outside. Says to me that his knee is better and he's trusting it.
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#9 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 5:27:19 AM(UTC)
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guess we'll see a lot of different backs in preseason tearing it up ... wonder if starks makes a comeback (liked him in our SB run - but then again was tired of seeing grant liked starks different style).
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#10 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 7:56:00 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: steveishere Go to Quoted Post
Not always. Starks reports last year at this time were terrible. He was getting yelled at by coaches like every day and fumbling and missing assignments.


Yeah, you are right, its not always positive. It seems like the vast majority of reports are though so I take them with a grain of salt. I guess with so many positive reports though it does seem to make the negative ones all that much more accurate. I mean if they are going to take the time to put a positive spin on so many players when they do say bad things about one they must really be bad.

A lot of it depends on who is making the report also. It seems that coaches and players (commenting on other players) have a tendency to give higher marks than the media.

Also, the reports like "so and so had a good run or a good catch or a nice interception..." or what ever don't mean too much to me. You know what they say about blind squirrels and nuts. Even the worst NFL players could put together a nice highlight reel if you looked at enough film.

I guess I don't put as much stock in TC as a lot of fans. The players need it to get ready but all it does for me is get my hopes up. Other than the indication that once camp starts the real thing is getting close and injury reports I don't really pay that much attention.

Its the same thing with pre-seaon games. In the 4th quarter of game two when the 8th wr on the team makes a good catch or the 12th DL makes a sack it's hard for me to get excited about it. Well, I get excited about the play and what it does for the team but I don't get too excited about the player. He's most likely gone anyway.
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#11 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 8:39:51 AM(UTC)
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According to Mr. Ketchup the Packers RB's are standing out. You can check out the video here - link. And James Starks is looking more natural catching the ball.
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#12 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 9:25:44 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
According to Mr. Ketchup the Packers RB's are standing out. You can check out the video here - link. And James Starks is looking more natural catching the ball.


I liked the announcers analyst. His description of Francklin's speed was encouraging, and his observation of Stark's ability to catch the ball showed James plans on contributing in the passing game as well.

I am concerned with the back up qb position in GB. Maybe a veteran could be signed b/f regular season begins.

IMO, if GB has to go to a back-up QB in a game where its close or we are behind, we are not going to win...
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#13 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 9:34:28 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dhpackr Go to Quoted Post
I liked the announcers analyst. His description of Francklin's speed was encouraging, and his observation of Stark's ability to catch the ball showed James plans on contributing in the passing game as well.

I am concerned with the back up qb position in GB. Maybe a veteran could be signed b/f regular season begins.

IMO, if GB has to go to a back-up QB in a game where its close or we are behind, we are not going to win...


I think James Starks was always "ok" catching the ball, I think his slight is pass protection.
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#14 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 9:52:56 AM(UTC)
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Eddie Lacy just dodged a bullet. He was asked "Barry Sanders or Adrian Peterson" ...
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#15 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:15:58 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Eddie Lacy just dodged a bullet. He was asked "Barry Sanders or Adrian Peterson" ...


He DID get the answer right!!!

The Rb's are definitely impressing early, this trend continues and I could see The Packers only keeping 5 wr's and 3 TE's on the 53 to make room for more rb's.

Especially if , and I hate it, the rb's contribute on special teams.

Past injuries to rb's on ST plays cause nightmares!!!!
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#16 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 1:19:50 PM(UTC)
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just watched all the recent vids ... lacey seems to think he's going to shine once the pads come on ...

So be interesting to see how he does compared to the other guys once they do and especially in the preseason games ... be fun to watch the running plays this preseason
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#17 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 3:05:09 PM(UTC)
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One thing that is for sure is that this preseason will be more fun to watch than last preseason which was just watching Harrell get assaulted and Marc Tyler run for 2 yards most of the game.
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#18 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 5:28:50 PM(UTC)
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Sounded like Starks and Franklin caught the majority of the attention today but I know it will be a great competition every padded practice and pre-season game. The depth at this position is crazy awesome. My favorite battle to watch in pre-season along with the DLINE and OLBs.
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#19 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 10:09:59 AM(UTC)
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I enjoy hearing that all four RBs are doing well in camp and I only hope it continues as we get into preseason games. If all four RBs are still performing well, it will be very interesting to see what the Packers do out of the backfield because let's not forget, Randall Cobb is also still taking snaps from the position as well (so far). It will also be interesting to see the fate of DuJuan Harris if these guys continue to play well.

Side note, and maybe I am overreacting...does anyone think Lacy looks a bit fat? I know he has always been a "bigger" player but this recent picture of him made me do a double take. He just seems a bit larger than usual. Probably will be shed throughout camp and preseason...

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#20 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 10:33:49 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Yerko Go to Quoted Post
I enjoy hearing that all four RBs are doing well in camp and I only hope it continues as we get into preseason games. If all four RBs are still performing well, it will be very interesting to see what the Packers do out of the backfield because let's not forget, Randall Cobb is also still taking snaps from the position as well (so far). It will also be interesting to see the fate of DuJuan Harris if these guys continue to play well.

Side note, and maybe I am overreacting...does anyone think Lacy looks a bit fat? I know he has always been a "bigger" player but this recent picture of him made me do a double take. He just seems a bit larger than usual. Probably will be shed throughout camp and preseason...

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damn that picture there does make him look fat - seriously he better not be that fat he's going to lose out on a starting job if he doesn't take this job seriously ... he was my fav pick this season also ...

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#21 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 10:34:40 AM(UTC)
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Holy crap, its hard to tell without another player for a comparison but he looks like a lineman in that picture. Those 3rd and shorts should be a breeze for him.
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#22 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 11:12:25 AM(UTC)
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If it was an issue, then I would assume someone else would have brought it up. That may be a bad angle who knows. Does look big though. But if they told him to gain then he truly may be groomed for that goal line and 2/3rd short role.
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#23 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 11:33:27 AM(UTC)
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I think it was the angle of the photo. (Remember the firefighter in the Iwo like flag raising at Ground Zero? He looked chunky in the photo but when they took another of him from a different angle he was pretty slender.)

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edit- maybe those gloves made him look fat so he ditched them for another pair that doesn't.
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#24 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 11:37:35 AM(UTC)
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rookie orientation weekend May 29. He couldn't put on that much weight in 60 days unless he did not work out at all.

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#25 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 12:22:52 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post
rookie orientation weekend May 29. He couldn't put on that much weight in 60 days unless he did not work out at all.

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Yeah, and I thought I recently read a Mike McCarthy quote that said he was looking good and has been working hard since OTA's. Something I always try to remember: Your Eyes Lie to You. Often, it's tough to believe what we see (or at least what we THINK we see). That's especially true when looking at photos.

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