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Grant done for year?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Mr. StyleZ, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. FrankRizzo

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    Nah, TT is going to sign a practice squad scrub like Dimitri Nance of Atlanta.
     
  2. don_frosto

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    Nnnnnnnnoooooooooooooo!! :( :( :(
     
  3. PackerFan87

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    So this means we are looking to backup Jackson not bring in a proven starter?
     
  4. Mr. StyleZ

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    Yep. Hope BJ is ready. I just don't like all of his his east-west running and indecision, instead of North-south like Grant was.
     
  5. Mack_20

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    TT better make a move for a good RB if he is serious at making a run for a Super Bowl. I was wanting another true running back (as much as I like Kuhn, he's a fullback, don't kid yourselves because you like the guy, I like him a lot too, but he's a fullback). We need a vet at worst sign a FA like Willie Parker, or trade for a guy like Lynch or Steve Slaton from the Texans now that Foster blew up... Something Ted, suprise the hell outta me please!
     
  6. Canada's #1 Packer Fan

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    i've always liked grant. very underrated. but with all the talk of the SB, i think TT needs to get a running back. without a good back i see rodgers throwing alot more and getting maybe close or over 5000 yards. wouldn't that be something

    :tomato2:
     
  7. SpartaChris

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    Wow, a lot of severe overreaction here.

    Yes, losing Grant sucks, but I'm confident Jackson will be able to handle the load and even impress some folks. He's a patient runner, which can be both a blessing and a curse. He's also a very stout blocker, so now is his time to sign.

    Unless we're planning on cutting or trading Grant, it makes absolutely no sense from a long term perspective to sign some big name. Maybe for a one year deal it could work, but otherwise there's no point when we're going to have Grant back next year.

    Anyway, let's take a deep breath. The sky is not falling. Yes, it sucks, but the season isn't over. Who knows, maybe Jackson will surprise you and we'll have a RB controversy on our hands.
     
  8. PackersRS

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    I hope that Jackson has what it takes, but fact is he has never had more than 75 carries IN A SEASON. So there's definitely reason for concern.

    Even if he manage to stay healthy, he'll have to be spelled. Yes, Kuhn played GREAT last game, but he had never done it before. Is he fully aware of the playbook as a RB? I don't know.

    I tend to be optimistic on this, actually. I hope that JAckson manages to produce and stay healthy, that Kuhn also does it, and that Starks comes back in full motion after week 6.

    But there's enough cause for concern to take us out of the SB run.
     
  9. Emperor_Xyn

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    Sucks Grant is gone, but alot of you are wayy over reacting... Kuhn looked like a bulldozer out there and Jackson did just as well as Grant was...

    I dont really see it as a big loss, but we will see how it pans out. I think the other will step up.
     
  10. PackerSlacker

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    I'm with this guy. We have yet to see what Jackson can do other than his rookie year. The coaches keep saying how much he has improved so let him prove it. All they are looking for at this point is depth which is why they are plucking undrafted rookies from practice squads. Lets see what he does the next couple weeks and then judge him. When hes been in there he's done fine. Just hasnt gotten into any rhythm to change peoples minds about him.

    Ted isnt going to panic and trade for someone as much as most would like. His history has shown that he's cheaping it to the end. If he does swing a trade then you know there is panic setting in. Especially in a year with SB aspirations.
     
  11. TampaPacMan

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    I'm usually not one to panic, but this appears to be a worst case scenario, without a viable running game, the Packers offense will be much less effective. Although, I feel the team still has enough talent to contend for a play-off spot, I fear that a deep run in the play-offs is now out of the question.
     
  12. Emperor_Xyn

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    Did you see Jackson run the ball last sunday???

    He is as good as grant...

    Worst case scenario is Rodgers out for year by the way.
     
  13. YoKramer

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    hahahaha yea this is small potatoes next to losing Rodgers. Jackson is a good RB and will do us proud, pick up a 2nd or 3rd string just to put a little more depth there and everything will be fine. Ive always liked Kuhn and think he will take up the slack nicely as well. Dont worry we still are contenders
     
  14. chucknorris101

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    honestly, they can stack the secondary til the cows come home and rodgers can still make the throws, and if they put that many in coverage rodgers can just run the ball himself. seriously its hard to lose grant, but most of his 1200 yards come in garbage time when the packers are running out the clock. i hardly ever see a 5+ yard run from him in the heat of the game, he just hits the line and falls over. (barring the few ones yesterday) alot of his yards are receiving too.


    espn is reporting 10-12 weeks. hints of IR.
     
  15. TampaPacMan

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    I'm talking about the Packers having a shot at the number 1 seed and home field advantage throughout the play-offs, without Grant that isn't going to happen. Jackson is not as good a back as Grant. For those of you who've forgotten, Grant took the starting job away from Jackson back in 2007! Obviously losing Rodgers would be a catastrophic loss that would make the Pack a .500 squad.
     
  16. Emperor_Xyn

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    I agree Kuhn is a beast!


    Honestly man, Grant isn't that good... He does his job, no better, no worse. Just like Jackson will do.

    We are still a pass first offense anyways. We don't need to run to put up 50 points...
     
  17. bravesman18

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    I would love to see Kuhn get a BUNCH more carries now, I love the way he constantly drives his legs and grinds for extra yards. If I were in charge, Kuhn and Jackson would split carries this week, then go from there(either continue splitting, give one more carries, or make a deal if it does not work). It does sound strange, a FB becoming a featured back, but hey, if he runs well, then why not?
     
  18. Emperor_Xyn

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    Kuhn is beast, but I think he should be in only short distance downs.
     
  19. bravesman18

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    Yeah, I doubt Kuhn will get a lot more carries, but it's something I'd still like to see them try out. I just feel like Kuhn could provide an extremely consistent ground game, not explosive/big play threat type, but serviceable.
     
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    FROM Dimitri Nance - College Football

    Nance is a thick, well-built back who runs with good leverage and knows how to push the pile on contact. He isn't explosive when attacking the line of scrimmage and possesses an average first step, but he gets up to speed quickly. He takes short, compact steps and displays impressive balance between the tackles. He's sudden and slippery in tight areas and has the wiggle to make a man miss and can create on his own at the line. He's patient at the line of scrimmage and showcases good vision and instincts when setting up blocks and attacking the second level. Nance doesn't have the type of second gear to consistently run away from defenders in space and isn't quite as shifty once he reaches full speed, but he does a nice job of lowering his head and finishing runs. He's a natural cutback runner with impressive lateral quickness and range. He catches the ball well out of the backfield and showcases good coordination and hands in the pass game. He plays with the strength and overall natural leverage to hold his own as a blocker. He isn't a big play threat who can take it the distance, but he definitely is one of the more dynamic runners in tight area in this year's draft.

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    Possible 3rd down receiving HB, with Kuhn as short yardage specialist and Brandon Jackson as the head-honcho?
     
  21. SpartaChris

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    Lets not forget we also have James Starks on our PUP list. He'll be available to resume workouts in 6 weeks.
     
  22. gbforever

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    This is in no way a season dooming injury. Brandon Jackson has my full support, I was actually thinking during the preseason that he could have a great season if given more carries. Everyone will think that our running game is shot w/o Grant, but A-rod and the passing game are what our offense is known for and that may allow Jackson to sneak up on opponents. Anyways, this is nothing that our team can't overcome.

    Best wishes for Ryan Grant's recovery
     
  23. VolvoD

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    /thread.

    and remember...:viksux::chisux::detsux:,
    but the Packers will continue to kick
    *** THIS SEASON!

    GO PACK GO!!!!
     
  24. packerfan1441

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    I think we're still a legit Super Bowl contender despite this blow, the Packers are not reliant on one player this team has a desire that won't be impeded upon
     

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