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Official RB Johnathan Franklin thread

Discussion in '2013 Draft Archive' started by PackFanNChiTown, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. armand34

    armand34 Cheesehead

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    I'm really excited the Pack picked up Franklin, I can't remember the Packers having a back w his skill set of speed and catching ability. Rodgers has never had a RB threat he can dump it off to when no ones open. I'm trying to temper my enthusiasm, but I can't wait to see what he does for us.


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  2. The Drew

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    Franklin is going to be a good addition for us... along with Lacy we can actually say we might have a running game... dont forget how productive Harris was at the end of the season... plus all of them can block... especially Green on 3rd down!!! Im too excited!
     
  3. rodell330

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    People are comparing him to Warrick Dunn. Franklin could steal the job, wouldn't shcok me either as he's got solid skills.
     
  4. 13 Times Champs

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    Good pick. I too am excited to have him. :tup: Gives us a change of pace back. Good backup for Lacy.
     
  5. rodell330

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    who's to say he doesn't beat out Lacy??
     
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  6. 7thFloorRA

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    I think they will both be used. There isn't a "starter" designation.
     
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  7. 13 Times Champs

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    He may especially given the fact that Lacy has some injury concerns. But assuming Lacy is healthy I think he starts.
     
  8. rodell330

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    I actually prefer Franklin over Lacy. That's just me tho, it's hard to overlook a guy rushing for over 1,700 yards against good compettion on a not so good football team. Lacy is a good football player don't get me wrong but like three of his o linemen went pro as well as the tightend. I watched a couple UCLA games and there wasn't to much to write home about in regards to Franklins o-line.
     
  9. rodell330

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    Idk man, Franklin is a player..should be good comp. Havn't been excited about our run game in years.
     
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  10. 13 Times Champs

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    I never agreed with the ones (here on this forum) that said a running game was unnecessary in today's NFL. The lack of recognition of how important it was to have a running game so teams couldn't just focus on the passing game was mind boggling to me. McCarthy clearly tired of seeing the two deep zone defense and no way to combat it. Hopefully either Lacy or Franklin will remedy that problem.
     
  11. slaughter25

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    These guys are going to be coming in and out all game based on down and distance, packages, game situations. I know the coaches think both could be an every down back but their skill sets are so much different it would be a shame not to exploit their differences to keep defenses guessing.
     

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