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A peek ahead to 2013

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by 12theTruth, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. 12theTruth

    12theTruth Guest

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    Thanks for the reply. Usually the first or second round gives you a better chance of landing a protypical back. Nothing is fool proof but the position is very much lacking especially since Benson is almost 3o years old already. Starks has been injury prone and Green has potential except for the fact he falls sideways and backwards more than forwards.

    Maybe a RB pick as low as third but since the Pack usually picks at the tail end of the rounds, a fourth round back is somewhere past the 130th pick. The odds decrease of getting a stud that low.
     
  2. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Actually it was directed to people who don't think RB's matter anymore in the new "Passing league". The point is every top passer who went on to win a Super Bowl had some help with some decent backs. Drafted or not, it does not matter. But it makes it easier to win if you have one. The list I provided is just the top two RB's and their numbers from each team. Some had 3 or 4 with over 2500 yards per year. Fact is, you can't win just on passing alone. If you notice the numbers in the second list, the number of yards appears to be going down. When I get the chance I will go back prior to 96 and see if the numbers are higher in the past.

    The biggest problem I see with not having a good running game is it makes the play action pass less effective. Because the defense's can key on the pass first knowing that the run won't kill them. I didn't see the Packer/Jags game but I would be willing to bet that the Jags did well against the Packers play action plays.
     
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