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Anyone worried about our ground game now!???

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  1. packers020802
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    I posted this on August 23rd and everyone laughed....

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    As Sinatra said...

    But he's got high hopes, he's got high hopes
    He's got high apple pie, in the sky hopes
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    we're going to be fine. imo grant was overrated, gaining alot of his yards in the grinds after arod put us up by a bunch. he never seemed to break off any kind of long run save for a few flukes.

    bjax will do well and kuhn will be solid, i can dream for a trade for jonathan stewart but i doubt it would happen.
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    I don't think I'd ever use Grant and underrated in the same sentence. He did what he had to do to get the ground game going, he wasn't ever expected to run like CJ or AP, but what he did worked for our offense by taking that extra pressure off the passing game. He's no superstar, but I don't think our offense needs a superstar, just someone to get the work done.
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    No. I'm not worried.
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    i just think we need to have rodgers call more audibles, it seemed every time he audibled sunday the play he called after went for a first down
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    Right now I'm slightly worried about it, I don't like the way Jackson runs the ball, but he did have a little success after Grant went down. I wouldn't be worried as much if Lumpkin(is he on the roster, hurt, or what right now?) were to get the starting job. In the past couple of pre-seasons, he always seemed to be a very hard downhill runner, and I've wanted to see him get a real shot for quite a while now.
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    Lumpkin was cut and signed by Tampa Bay.
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    I love the guys that claim it is going to be a disaster and doesnt even know about players status on the team


    Would EVERYONE just SHUT UP?

    If its game 5 and the running game is a disaster then, go ahead and panic...but calm the hell down
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    Jesus Christ, some of ridiculousness coming off this board now. Seriously, take a chill pill. There's really no need to panic whatsoever.

    Yes, Jackson is "unproven," but so was Grant when we thrust him in there, and look how that turned out. For that matter, anyone remember Samkon Gado? That was another unproven back who turned out to do just fine for the time we needed him. Let's give Jackson a chance to step up before freaking out, eh?
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    I think we can call this

    chicken little syndrome?
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    Yep and yep. Jackson looked better than Grant on Sunday.
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    Sarcasm? But they both did really good even though Grant had some nice runs.
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    Remember, Jackson was the heir apparent to Ahman Green until Grant came out of nowhere. We obviously saw something in him. The one thing that worries me about Jackson is that he is more prone to fumble than Grant. Grant never fumbled.
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    I am not too worried, our air game is pretty good, and the ground game is there to take time off the clock. Jackson didn't look that bad on Sunday and most of us can agree on that, Kuhn was a pretty powerful runner who looks like he could get us a few points from the ten yard line. The part which hurt was Grant was starting to get himself rolling, and then got off track.
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    Like people said, I'll wait till week 5.

    Obviously, Jackson isn't as good as Grant. But Jackson is MILES better to the passing game than Grant. With Jackson back there, the pass protection is MUCH improved, and so is the RB checkdown (Grant runs awful routes).
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    Not to mention that Jackson has to have improved since we picked him up in '07 as well. Plus we still have Starks on the PUP list. I think we're going to be fine.
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    this
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    I was worried about the ground game before Grant was injured. Grant is a good back, Jackson is an unknown. The big plus is that this offense is easy on running backs. ARod and the passing game lead the offense.

    I would like to see a FA signed. Justin Fargas and JJ Arrington are out there.

    The Broncos just gave up a 4th round pick for Marouney. There are trade options out there. Marshawn Lynch and Jonathan Stewart can be had.
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    Hahaha the good news.....

    the next 5 defenses the Pack will see are:

    Bills,Bears,Lions,'Skins,'Fins

    RUN BJ RUN
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    The reason people on the board are worried are because this is supposed to be a Super Bowl year. The Packers left themselves extremely thin at RB by keeping three fullbacks and only two halfbacks. Now, the Pack are down to one halfback and guy signed off Atlanta's practice squad.

    There is no dominat team this year in the NFC. The Cowboys, Vikings and Falcons showed their weaknesses this weekend. The SB is wide open.
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    Can somone here honestly tell me what they see in Ryan Grant, honestly right here and tell me why his loss will not get us to the Superbowl...

    Enlighten me.
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    Well his loss doesn't make us any BETTER thats for sure Emperor....
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    You are under the thought that Ted will use a HIGH draft pick for someone..

    Grant was drafted for a 6th

    So look for a back that would be had for a 5th or 6th other wise dont hold your breath

    Now if they decide to trade a player and a pick then yeah, maybe someone is out there
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    Grant > Jackson

    There really is no other explanation than that

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