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FB Johnson A True Throwback

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, May 1, 2009.

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    Quinn Johnson plays an old-school position - fullback. And he plays it in an old-school kind of way.

    He's not a newfangled H-back, who might line up in the slot, or as an off-set tight end, or in the backfield, disguising his true intentions. And he's not a fullback masquerading as a power rusher, eager to get his hands on the ball around the goal line, jump out of the pile and spike the ball for all to see.

    Instead, Johnson really is a fullback in the way the position has traditionally been defined. He's a straight-ahead hammer of a lead blocker, a guy who knows that the defense knows exactly what he intends to do, and loves the challenge of winning that battle anyway.

    "I like to be aggressive," said the 6-foot-1, 250-pound converted linebacker. "I love to make contact."

    Think his simple, smile-and-shoulder-shrug approach might be an act? Surely a running back from a national championship program like LSU is coming to the NFL seeking cheers, accol..

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