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NEVER GONNA HAPPEN, BUT I WISH .....

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by texaspackerbacker, May 5, 2013.

  1. texaspackerbacker

    texaspackerbacker Cheesehead

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    I would really like to see the Packers go back to the old Flanker T formation - Split Backs instead of the I Formation. I mean the Taylor/Hornung thing, the Grabowski/Anderson thing, Csonka/Kiick, etc. I guess the justification for the I is having basically a non-runner FB to lead block, but it's my contention that most RBs could do the job. Also, split backs should open up a wider variety of outside running plays. Also, logically having two RBs should better serve to pass block free rushers and/or provide outlet receivers. Who can better block an outside pass rusher, a FB in the I or an RB offset to the side of the pass rush? And who would you rather see catch a safety valve pass, Kuhn or Lacy/Franklin/Harris?
     
  2. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    They did use the inverted wishbone
     
  3. NelsonsLongCatch

    NelsonsLongCatch Cheesehead

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    MM might finally have the personnel to run odd formations. This season might see some innovative stuff.
     
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  4. PWT

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    Be care what you wish for !!! The Packer's rivals in NFL North probably would like to see your wish come true .. During the last two seasons the Packer's NFC opponents have 1 victory over the Packers with Packer's present offense .

    2012- Packers are 6-1 over NFC North opponents

    2011- Packers are 6-0 over NFC North Opponents
     
  5. jaybadger82

    jaybadger82 Cheesehead

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    That which does not evolve is doomed to extinction.
     
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  6. Shawnsta3

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    We ran really good out of the deep I last year with Benson. We abandoned it quickly after Green took over though. I think Lacy as a power runner would do good in the deep I as well so he can gain some stream and smash through the hole.

    I'm all for being more versatile on offense but the I has some potential.
     
  7. texaspackerbacker

    texaspackerbacker Cheesehead

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    True, but that used TWO fullbacks - basically 2 drones in the beehive/2 eunuchs in the harem. As for evolving and extinction, heaven forbid we let politics creep in, but recent history PROVES all CHANGE is not good. You have the potential for a lot more variety with split backs; You have a good probability of better pass protection and receiving by backs; And the only thing you give up is the very slight if any better blocking of a blocking specialist compared to one true RB blocking for the other with the mutual motivation that brings. As for the record in the division, good can sometimes be better. Besides, how much of the success is because of the deep I, and how much is in spite of it?
     
  8. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    Our FB are generally better blockers and receivers than our RB though... ie Kuhn, Williams, Crabtree, Taylor
     
  9. JBlood

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    Interesting. How about Tebow as the new Hornung?
     
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