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Tactics under Matt LeFleur

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by XPack, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    Sure, as long as you fertilize that Tree with a Todd Gurley, a CJ Anderson and the Rams OL.
     
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    McVay has managed to have Gurley run against the least amount of 8 man fronts compared to just about any RB in the league. Not only that, Gurley is at near top speed when he hits the line. He's also a great pass catcher. I don't think any of our guys will be at his level, but maybe he gets a bit more out of Jones as a runner.
     
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    Maybe if we have that oline? And Jones needs to stay healthy to be the focus of anything. 10-15 is about all he can handle per game it seems.
     
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    I agree with that - limiting his workload to keep him involved and off the injury report. I think he's a Tevin Coleman - good for relief. I also don't think Jamaal is our workhorse. I just don't think he's that talented. I will not be surprised if we use an early pick on a RB.
     
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    So someone help me out here. I should know this, I suppose, but I do not. Does the head coaching change mean the players have to learn a whole new playbook? Or is there some sort of transitional thing that happens? If they have to learn a whole new playbook, that will be quite an adjustment the first season the coach is here.
     
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    of course there are only so many patterns that can be run, and "holes" to hit as a RB etc, but they'll likely all be called something else and as they pertain to each other and how they're used within a certain change of "scheme" within the play, will all require a learning curve. Blocking schemes, protections etc will be similar but will also be called something else and probably have different subtleties to go along with them. Some curves are steeper than others and I'm not sure how this will go. People should be prepared to have some patience though
     
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    You gotta put Kromer in that mix as well.
     
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    See, I can be funny
     
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    Actually $5.1 million of Johnson's base salary in 2020 are fully guaranteed, meaning a team acquiring him would be on the hook for it.

    The Packers should add more depth to the running back position but not spend an early rounder on it.
     
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    That's right. I misread the note. That's even worse. I would say he's untradeable.
     
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    The run game is really important to the Falcons, Rams and 49ers offenses. Breida, Freeman and Coleman have had their successes but these smaller backs have had their share of injuries. I think Jamaal's upside is limited. I'm just saying it won't surprise me if they decide to go with a bigger back. Harris is 220lbs and has been going in the late first in mocks I've seen.
     
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    It's definitely possible the Packers add another running back this offseason. I don't see any reason to draft one in the first round as it's possible to receive great value at the position later in the draft though.
     
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    It's more likely we hope we get an equivalent player to Jamaal Williams with a later round pick. David Johnson was a second round pick, same with Leveon Bell, Kamara a 3rd. I can't see us using a day 3 pick and hoping to get anybody who will make a difference.
     
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    It could blow up in their face, but then again it might not. Mack has worked out for them.
    As things stand now, the Bears don't scare me. But I don't want to see them adding weapons.
     
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    and Hunt stands to earn a significant suspension. Likely, they're expressing interest - as are probably a lot of teams, the Eagles at one point were mentioned IIRC. The looming suspension is what will determine if anybody takes him on.
     
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    I'd take him here (assuming we needed him).

    The expectation of players to be saints is unrealistic and doesn't make sense.
     
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    This season six of the top 20 running backs were either drafted on day 3 or went undrafted. I don't see the need to spend an early rounder on the position with Jones and Williams on the roster.

    FWIW Johnson was a third round pick.
     
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    CJ Anderson isn't tought to duplicate. The key is the Rams oline and some creativity. Also, and perhaps most importantly, the team needs to actually be in position to run the ball, which means they need to actually score enough on offense to keep the game close and not abandon the run.
     
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    Right. There's theory and then there's the practice that the situation dictates. Score early and often while fielding a sold defense and you are bound to run the ball more.
     
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    Davante Adams is highly impressed with LaFleur after their first meeting:

    http://www.espn.com/blog/green-bay-...rs-offense-will-be-new-school-under-new-coach

    Good read. Here's some highlights:
     
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    Moving Adams (or any top WR) to the slot helps so much.

    Such a simple thing that makes things easier. Hence the illusion of complexity...I love it!
     
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