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Packers running game

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by BoydAvery, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. BoydAvery

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    I think TT took a huge risk by resigning Ahman Green and Najeh Davenport. I don't think Green will last too long and Davenport is done.

    If Green goes down and Davenport continues to struggle the Packers running game will be in a bind. Remember when Dorsey Levens went down?
     
  2. Popcynical

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    Remember when Bobby Boucher showed up at halftime and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl? Do ya!?
     
  3. BoydAvery

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    and do you remember Clarke Hinkle rushing for 476 yds? Do ya!?
     
  4. Popcynical

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    I'm not that old... but I do remember Ray Finkle not pointing the laces out!

    But seriously... If the offensive line becomes what it's supposed to become, we could stick Al Michaels back there for a 1000 yard season.
     
  5. BoydAvery

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    There should be some questions answered about the OL on Monday night vs the Bengals. Atlanta Falcons aren't much to base final opinions on.
     
  6. thetombradyhater

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    how was it a risk? no big money, no long years, if the green poop doesn't perform they won't return as packers.

    *from now on our running game is "green poop"*
     
  7. yooperfan

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    My feeling is that Davenport will not be a Packer on opening day unless he comes back from his latest hang nail and runs for 2 thousand yards on Monday night.
     
  8. BoydAvery

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    Because then the Packers will have no running game.
     
  9. thetombradyhater

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    thats not a risk just bad judgement there was no risk in signing them
     
  10. JbShell

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    I do not believe it was a bad risk or bad judgement to sign them. And reserve judgement on the running game and ahman green until you see the guy play
     
  11. Popcynical

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    Yes.. because it would have been much worse if we didn't sign them and just stuck with Gado, Beach, and Herron.
     
  12. JbShell

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    exactly pop
     
  13. porky88

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    Falcons are stronger up front than the Bengals. The Bengals really struggled against the run a year ago and really don't have that great of a defense. Atlanta probably has a top 10 defense on paper.

    Overall I think what GB did against Atlanta suprised everyone including Packer fans. They need to continue to build off of it.

    Tennessee isn't much of a test either.

    Week 1 against Chicago will be the big test.
     
  14. thetombradyhater

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    I didn't mean I though signing Green was a bad decision just that if it was anything it was a bad decision not a risk
     
  15. TomAllen

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    If that happened, maybe they could sign Levens?
     
  16. bozz_2006

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    who would you have *tried to* sign instead?
     
  17. thetombradyhater

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    yeah thats sort of what i was tryng to say
     
  18. Lare

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    I fail to see what everyone is talking about for the Packers running game against the Falcons. They had 126 yards rushing for the game, much of which came off of one run by Beach and a reverse by Driver. Take those away and we gained 88 yards rushing. Davenport averaged 2.6 yards per carry and Herron averaged 3.3.

    IMO, the RB position is the biggest question mark on this team going into the season. Lose Green and GB is in a world of hurt.

    As to who else we could have gotten, I didn't see much in FA that I think would have made much of an immediate impact, but there were definitly some good young RBs available in the draft. Maybe we could have gotten one instead of taking our 2nd string lineman in the 2nd (Colledge) or our soon to be released WR/KR in the 4th (Rodgers).
     
  19. porky88

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    Brian Caulhon was taking a pick before us and that still makes me cringe. Damn Lions!!!

    Anyways I thought Jamal Lewis would've been a nice pickup in free agency. He's only 27 and could probably run the scheme well. Mike Anderson was a 1,000 yard back in Denver in the exact same scheme. Baltimore was fast to sign both of them though.

    I really like Michael Bush from Louisville. Pending where Green Bay picks in next years draft, we might want to take a look at him. Big physical guy but has speed as well. All around solid back and projects to be a top 15 pick in the Draft.
     
  20. cyoung

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    I think Ahman Green will stay solid for this season and the next, man why are you people always so negative, and Najeh Davenport wasgood when Green went down last season (until he eventually went down) and then theres always Samkon and we know he is solid and strong.
     
  21. Anubis

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    If Green stays healthy, he will have a good year. He was a Pro-Bowler in 2004 and was playing behind a crap o-line with a nagging injury in 2005. Davenport and Gado will take up the slack if Green gets injured. I really don't know who some people on here expected TT to sign who would have been an immediate improvement over the three listed above.

    And before you say it, Reggie Bush wasn't an option. :p

    GO PACK!!!

    Robert C. Hedley
     
  22. cyoung

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    finally for once it doesn't contain, somthing on Greens injury lets talk about how good he is going to do and not about how bad his injuries MIGHT be
     
  23. BoydAvery

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    O.J. Simpson
     
  24. cyoung

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    Reggie Bush is a little overrated, IMO. I can understand that he is fast and a good runningback but people (once again IMO) are already putting him into the hall of fame because if the saints do good people are going to say its because of Reggie (even if he doesn't play the majority of the season) what ever happened do Deuce McCallister? I like him.
     
  25. pack_in_black

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    deuce will surprise some peeps this year. he should stay healthy (less carries) and he is still the Saints #1 RB. On the topic of our running game, it appears fragile to me at this point. Not to say Ahman wont make a good comeback, but our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd string backs are coming off of injuries, we have a young, undertalented o-line, and Hendersons out til at least week one. Things could hold up, but if they don't......well, just remember: no team wins in today's NFL without a consistent running game.
     

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