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OFFICIAL THREAD We need a running back now !!!!!

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by dogpackerz, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. chucknorris101

    chucknorris101 Cheesehead

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    supposedly we're in talks for marion barber
     
  2. longtimefan

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    NFL Stats: by Team Category

    As a team we are 7th in average per carry at 4.6 , is that running a yard at a time?

    But 25th in attempts
     
  3. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Oh Lord, I hope so!!! :) I love that guy!
     
  4. SpartaChris

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    Agreed all the way around. If we had some beast of a pass rusher fall to us, I would absolutely love him. Matthews is an anomaly IMO. There aren't many players in the league like him, and we're fortunate to have him.

    I also agree on Bulaga. They have him playing a position he never played in college on his own. Frankly, he needs to go back to the left side and focus protecting Rodgers' blind side. He did excellent over there, lets keep him there and keep Lang on the right side. I can't fault Bulaga too much for the reasons you mentioned. 2nd game as a starter, obviously a rookie who is playing out of position. Some of those sacks are on Rodgers.
     
  5. PackersRS

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    Like I said before, I don't think it's about yardage, but about the threat of a running game, and being able to punch it in in the RZ.

    We're not doing both right now, so the Running game is struggling.
     
  6. longtimefan

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    Not struggling, rather not STAYING with the run..

    Recall the skin game?
     
  7. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I still want to know why the hell they stopped that! Hint, when something is starting to work, go with it and STAY with it! That I can see being blamed on coaching as it involves play calling and not an act of God such as injuries.
     
  8. Mack_20

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  9. PackersRS

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    I didn't watch the fins game, I'm talking exactly from the Redskins game.

    Yeah, it was a dumb decision from MM, because the running game WAS working, as in yards.

    HOWEVER, what I'm talking about is, even when we ran, they didn't give a ****. That's why it worked, because they were fully committed to the pass from the get go. That's why PAs didn't work.

    We SHOULD'VE burned them for not respecting it, but we didn't.

    And if Grant was active, no way they would've fully committed to the pass.
     
  10. SpartaChris

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    Talking to some Baltimore fans I know, they're not big fans..
     
  11. Jess

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    Marion Barber would be great if all we needed to get a first down was a yard.

    I loved him a few years ago when he was good. Now I'm not so sure.

    And I doubt Jerry would give him up cheaply.
     
  12. PackersRS

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    I'm not a big fan either, but McGahee >>> Kuhn AND Bjax, no way around it.

    It's improvement. Plus, unlike some other vehiculated guys, he plays the sub role. He can perfectly cohexist with Grant.

    Question is the price.
     
  13. Kitten

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    Not only the price, but if we get somebody to replace the injured player(s) ((( :( )))), what is going to happen once that injured players is healthy and returns to the active roster. What do we do with the new guy, re-trade him? #2, backup? At some point these guys are gonna be coming back, we don't need an overstuffed roster. Idk, mayhaps I got a little happy with the Irish Cream in my coffee and I'm over thinking, just trying to project here and thanking God I'm not TT right now.
     
  14. armand34

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    you know, the running back isn't the only problem
     
  15. Kitten

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    Nor is it our greatest problem, unfortunately. That is the problem, there are so many problem areas to focus on right now it is becoming overwhelming.
     
  16. Topper

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    We must get a running back to take some of the pressure off of Arod and give the defense some rest. And i don't want to hear well MM won't use him anyway, BS if we have DWill he would use him and be effective! I normally don't bash TT, because most of the time, I like his steadfast personality, not bending to the pressure of the outside, but stupidity I will get ticked off at. The number one priority is RB right now and that opens up everything else, it especially helps with these ridiculous hits ARod is taking. If TT doesn't take the risk now - consider this season over.
     
  17. Cheesehead625

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    id settle for a decent O-line!
     
  18. SpartaChris

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    ^^^This.

    Though after looking on film, Rodgers himself was responsible for 3 of the 5 sacks he took. One in particular had Kuhn wide open right over the middle, but he held the ball too long. Easily could have been avoided and went for a first down.
     
  19. Cheesehead625

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    ya rodgers is a smart qb, but last game i saw him make some really dumb decisions. He definitely holds the ball too long sometimes trying to get too much done. I wonder how you fix that with a QB to make quicker decisions.
     
  20. Mack_20

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    We only got an hour left.. and there isnt even any mumblings of any trade... Looks like we're gunna put all our eggs in Starks basket... Damn.
     
  21. ivo610

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    Would you believe we rank 16th in the league?

    Reading some of these post you would think we are 32nd
     
  22. Majik

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    True, but it is the biggest problem. When the opponents play the pass every down, there's an 80% chance they are right. And when they are wrong, either Brandon Jackson or John Kuhn are running the ball. With the same O-line, Grant was pretty successful. Being able to run will also keep our defense off the field instead of being on it for 45 minutes per game.
     
  23. bubbahotep

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    I would hope they brought in some people to workout. I know Julius Jones and Willie Parker aren't the answer we are looking for, but they are out there, and they are cheap.
     
  24. dogpackerz

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    After watching James Starks highlights on Youtube....

    I havent said this since we traded for Ahman Green..

    This kid can RUN !
    It doesnt mean he is lock 2 be a Pro-bowl RB.
    But as long as he can STAY HEALTHY - I THINK HE MIGHT BE IT....
    THIS KID REMINDS ME OF GREEN.

    i think we need to throw him out there this week and every week after.

    its very important for this team to establish a running game ASAP:viksux::viksux:
     
  25. longtimefan

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    He isnt off pup list


    people need to realize what we have now is going to be it...So accept it..
     

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