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Bubba Franks

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ohiopacker, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. ohiopacker

    ohiopacker Cheesehead

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    He looked good - caught a ball and bowled over a defender . Maybe the light has come on - and will be a force . :feedback: :cross: :shrug: :thumbsup: :pals: :pray: :USA:
     
  2. RainX

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    He can't do much worse than the past couple of years.

    I look for an improved year from him, but probably no a Pro Bowl caliber one.

    Wouldn't mind him proving me wrong though.
     
  3. Greg C.

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    That was a really good play by Bubba. Running over a defender is something he almost never does. He looked good last week, too. With all of Favre's complaining about the route running by the young guys, maybe he will be looking Bubba's way more often.
     
  4. PackFanInSC

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    He seemed to be getting enough looks last week that I went ahead and took a flyer on him in a couple of Fantasy drafts.

    If he does not have to stay in to block for the running game, his only problem would be the dropped passes-- which MM has maintained all along is just a matter of confidence. I see a big correlation between his struggles and the team's poor red zone performance. If Driver does not bounce right back, Brett will be looking for his next most familiar receiver when he needs to dump off.
     
  5. packedhouse01

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    Bubba has hands of stone. I'm not sure you can ever correct that. I look for him to be less than he has been, not more.
     
  6. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    His first few seasons Brett said Bubba had the softest hands on the team.

    With that knowledge and your statement, you are saying you can go from having soft hands, to stone hands and then thats the end of the line.

    I disagree.


    I think with more reps to Bubba he will return to similar form of his Pro Bowl years.
     
  7. Bertram

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    Bubba's problems the last couple of seasons have been more mental than anything else, I don't understand why he didn't seek help earlier to get back to his previous form.
     
  8. agopackgo4

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    Zero then what happened to him the past couple seasons? I believe it was a mental thing, but the mind can change your physical play as well.
     
  9. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    2005 the entire team sucked
    2006 i think he was removed from his element and was more of a 6th OL than a TE and that messed with him


    I'm not saying he's still a Pro Bowler. I am saying I expect him to regain some form from his Pro Bowl years IF he is used more as a TE than a OL.
     
  10. Greg C.

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    I don't recall Bubba dropping any passes in 2005. He missed much of that season with an injury anyway. He had great hands up until last year, so I agree that it was a confidence thing. Several catches he's made in the past two weeks have been nice grabs while in traffic, with the ball coming at him fast. This is the old Bubba. If he keeps playing like this, he will provide a big boost to the offense.
     
  11. DoddPower

    DoddPower Nick Perry is watching you, NFL QB's!

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    I have high hopes for the guy! I'm a big fan, especially when he's playing good ;-)
     
  12. IronMan

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    Yeah that was an awesome play. I liked the way he protected the ball too when he bowled over the defender. We really need Bubba to come through this year. Hopefully he will.
     
  13. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    I stand by comments...
     
  14. Cdnfavrefan

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    I'd love to see Bubba get his offensive talents going cause if you ever watch him at a game you still realize he does a lot of things right no one sees. I saw him throwing some great blocks Sunday and was happy to see him playing with some more passion. To me he sometimes almost seems a bit uninterested.
     
  15. DoddPower

    DoddPower Nick Perry is watching you, NFL QB's!

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    I think he's been playing well. You can tell the guy just LOVES getting in the end-zone. It kind of seems like it re-chargers him and makes him want it even more.


    I think he'll remain solid for the rest of the year.
     

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