Is it just me, or are people irrationally assuming that the Packers will be a better running team this season? I just got done listening to Bill Simmons’ latest podcast. Simmons and Cousin Sal (Simmons’ sidekick) talked about NFL over/under win totals and highlighted the Packers improved running game as a possible reason for the team’s […]
Alex Green finished last Sunday’s game with 35 yards on 15 carries, not exactly setting the world on fire. Soon after, Packers fan panic set in. “We have no running game with Benson hurt” “Green hesitates too much and is indecisive…” “We need a faster, shiftier back…” Alex Green is fine, people. In fact, less […]
One thing that has been left out of the discussion this week has been the effectiveness of the Green Bay Packers running game during their 42-34 win over the New Orleans Saints. Hidden behind Aaron Rodgers’ deadly accuracy and Randall Cobb’s record-setting plays were three guys that together made a big difference: Ryan Grant, James Starks, and John Kuhn.
Um, who is Alex Green? I have to admit, that was my first reaction to the announcement of the Packers’ third round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft. I hadn’t really paid much attention to running backs in my pre-draft research. I can blame that on the CheeseheadTV Draft guide, which had me spending all of my free time studying offensive tackles and outside linebackers.
Korey Hall might be the least known of the Packers fullback trio, but he’s turned into one of Green Bay’s most important special teamers. Hall once again led the Packers in special teams tackles despite fighting through a lingering knee injury.