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Who the heck is this guy?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Oshkoshpackfan, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Oshkoshpackfan
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    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Packers claimed RB Johnny White off waivers from buffalo.....ok.....who is this no name dude? Never heard of him before. I know we have a need at RB with all the latest injuries, but c'mon...who is this guy. Hopefully he is a no name guy that got waived and has a need to show himself and can run hard. Don't know how much that bears running back Kalil bell (sp?) would have cost us, but I have seen that cat play and he can run decent, wonder why we didn't pick him up? Money most likely.
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    He was drafted by the bills in the 5th round in 2011. I read he was a special team monster with North Carolina. Was a teammate of Ryan Taylor. Heis suppose to be a good zone runner - one cut and go kind of guy. He also played DB and WR at North Carolina. Picked up mostly to take Saine's place on special teams IMO
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    He got cut due to Fred Jackson/CJ Spiller. More of a ham and egger, but the scouting report that this White guy could blossom ala Ryan Grant.
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    Nobody knows football talent better than Ted Thompson, in my opinion.
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    Well I hope he pans out, we don't need another " good enough guy", I want another break out guy on our team.
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    Just curious, how much did you know about Ryan Grant when we acquired him?

    Running backs can come from anywhere and a big name more than likely means they failed somewhere along the way and are living off the name.
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    Never said a word about Ryan grant, where are you getting that from? I also do know about hidden jems and late round picks that pan out to be heros, this guys name just does not ring any bells, so that is why I asked.
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    Overall I don't disagree but as far as running backs I don't think he has been that great
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    ^ That I can agree with. lol.
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    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...-buffalo-bills-2011-nfl-draft-scouting-report


    http://www.yardbarker.com/all_sports/articles/johnny_white_scouting_report/4611811

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    I hope this guy pans out. It boggles my mind how every team as two good solid running backs and we dont have one.
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    Gee, maybe the offensive line has something to do with our running back production.
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    Where am I getting Ryan grant from? I pointed him out as an example.
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    I don't know that this is true. Clearly Thompson sees RB as a "cheap" position. He doesn't pay RBs huge money, he doesn't pick them high in the draft. So I think we need to at least "grade him on a curve". The fact that he doesn't pick top talent at RB doesn't mean he doesn't know top talent at RB.
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    Ok, thought you were saying that I was reffering to Grant in some way or another.
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    EXACTLY...TT sees RB as a door that can be ever changing unless a guy sticks for cheap. Our style isn't to pay big money to a RB when we're not a running team...I like what TT does with drafting mid-round-late even non-drafted every year and seeing who develops. I think the year we go out and draft a stud or sign a big RB is the day TT realizes Aaron's on his downswing and a stud RB makes the transition A LOT easier.
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    i wish the packers would have looked at Evan Royster of the Redskins. He had a bunch of great runs last year and he has amazing vision. The skins hardly even use him anymore.

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