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Running Game

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Pack93z, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    I watched the game again last night and it got me thinking that we could have ran the ball if we needed to. We just went away from it. So I thought, lets see what everyone thinks.

    PS... I think the Favre quote is hogwash.. :thumbsup:

    Here is the results of the JSonline poll the other day..

    Are you worried about the Packers' lack of an effective running game?

    Yes (80.4%)

    No (19.6%)

    Total votes: 1,324 Poll

    Here is a little blurb from PFWeekly's audibles... other NFL personnel quotes...

    “Green Bay’s defense is for real. The biggest mistake Jacksonville made was cutting Byron Leftwich after he struggled against the Packers in the preseason. They thought Green Bay was a joke. They are not.”

    “The Packers don’t have a starting running back. Brett Favre will eventually return to his old ways. He’ll start giving the ball away.”

    audibles
     
  2. DoddPower

    DoddPower Nick Perry is watching you, NFL QB's!

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    I am definitely worried about the running game, and so should everyone else. However, I do believe that the running game will continue to develop week to week and will eventually be decent enough, especially with the development of Morency, and probably more so Grant. Thompson seemed to be real high on him, and as far as talent goes, he's pretty much earned my trust, especially if he's willing to give away draft picks.

    As long as we stay fairly injury free don't give the ball away much, our passing game and good defense, mixed with a mediocre running game should yield good results.
     
  3. jnells

    jnells Cheesehead

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    I still haven't gotten an opportunity to see Grant run...
    I'm still very excited about DeShawn Wynn. I think he should be getting more carries!
     
  4. Packnic

    Packnic Cheesehead

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    running game freak out thread number 2284.

    just messing with ya pack. i agree with you that if you watch the game... we were averaging over 4 yards a carry... and seemed to get what we needed on the ground.

    this is my stance: until the opposing team stops our passing game, therefore making it necessary to run the ball, i will not get worried. IF we come up to that situation and its proven that we cant run (vikings wont be a fair test because they stop everybody from running) Then i will be worried.

    i know that a consistent and healthy run game has been key for the contending teams in the NFL for the past few years. however that doesnt make it gospel. you do whatever it is that wins you ball games. If that entails throwing the ball 1000 times a game and only runnning once, then by god im ok with it.
     
  5. PackerLegend

    PackerLegend Cheesehead

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    No im not worried but I dont like your no option but I picked it anyways. Once Morency gets back we have the same o-line and the same RB who averaged 4.6 yards a carry last year, not only that but the packers always start slow only this time it hasnt been the entire team. Once Morency gets back we will be fine


    and overall im pretty tired of hearing about this over and over
     
  6. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

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    I dont agree with the polling options.

    Douche and a turd.
     
  7. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Why thanks Trom... don't agree then don't post.. pretty simple I thought...

    You name call... never happens..
     
  8. pack_in_black

    pack_in_black Cheesehead

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    Don't you mean turd sandwich?



    It's a South Park reference. Nothing to do with you personally, pack93. Trom was talking about the voting options.
     
  9. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Guess I have never seen that show... carry on... thanks though.
     
  10. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    school mascot poll..

    douche or a turd..

    4got which one won
     
  11. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

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    Ha, he thought I called him a name and he got all defensive. That's cute.
     
  12. olddavid

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    Wynn is the one. How long will it take for this to be evident enough to give him the ball 20+ times? After Morency, Jackson and Noah are gone? I seem to remember someone named Dorsey Levens who was in this bout in his early career. Time will tell :pop:
     
  13. starpass

    starpass Cheesehead

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    I want my Samkon BACK!!!
     
  14. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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  15. dhpackr

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    I think #4 will continue to pass 40 times a game. I like wynn as the RB, but i really like what i see out of Brandon Jackson as a receiver out of the back field.

    the west coast offense seems to be working, i do not think MM will change a game plan that has worked so far. Packers continue to pass first and run later untill it fails.

    The perfect scenerio would be to go up two or three scores utilizing the west coast offense in the first three quarters, and then rely on defense and running in the 4th quarter.
     
  16. Zombieslayer

    Zombieslayer Cheesehead

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    100% agreed.
    If it works, don't fix it.
     
  17. TexasPackerFan

    TexasPackerFan Cheesehead

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    We need to develop some sort of running game. Favre throwing TDs is always fun but we can't always throw the ball. We need a running game to make it easier on Favre and our receivers. Once we can do that I think people will start taking us more seriously.

    I like what MM is doing. He's waiting for someone to step up and become the back. With Jackson out this is the perfect time to see if anyone can step up.
     
  18. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

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    Yeah, that feels friggen great but the lack of running game is a serious concern.

    MM had been great so far in my opinion but if the running game is not attended to; we can only go so far ( Brett can't be expected to throw for over 100 % passer rating every game this season, it's just that simple ) !!!
     
  20. Packnic

    Packnic Cheesehead

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    who says we need a running game... you people act like its in the NFL bylaws or something.

    who says were really trying hard to run. i have a feeling that if we want to run... we will run. so far we havent needed to run the ball.



    were freakin 4-0 ... i dont care if we run the ball again this year. if the record stays undefeated.
     
  21. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

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    4-0
     
  22. matteogb4

    matteogb4 Cheesehead

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    could someone explain why our OL is very good in protecting brett but it can't open hole for our RBs??

    or the problem is that our RBs is not so good
     
  23. pack_in_black

    pack_in_black Cheesehead

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    Run defense is one of the things that MN thrives at, they've been top 5 I think in that category for a few years. We've won 4 games now against teams of completely different makeup. All without the ever-precious rungame.
     
  24. kewlbeans

    kewlbeans Cheesehead

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    At this point in the season how do you suggest we attend to the running game. ? It looks to me that it is mainly a personnel problem (both blocking and RB's) But the team you've seen on the field so far is the team you're going to see from here on out.


    I hate be redundant but 4-0 !!!!
     
  25. Obi1

    Obi1 Cheesehead

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    This poll is rridiculous.

    WHAT running game?

    Packers played 4 teams with relatively tough running defense. IF and when they play a relatively poor one, they will gain more confidence in their run blocking and start running better.

    For now, they don't HAVE a running game.
     

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