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    Re: Ryan Grant on IR

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    It was Jackson's spot to lose not that long ago ... and he lost it.

    The Packers fans will try to play this down ... but this is a very big loss.
    Or win depending on what team you like. But in all seriousness I don't like to see players go down with injuries that take them out for any considerable length of time.

    I'd like to see how the Packer fans down play the fact that they had to sign Dimtri Nance off Atlanta's practice squad. Ouch. But as BloodyHorns said, they were already going to be so pass happy it may not have as much of an impact as people think until a team manages to shut down Rodgers and his targets.

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    Re: Ryan Grant on IR

    Erinnn wrote:
    midgensa wrote:
    It was Jackson's spot to lose not that long ago ... and he lost it.

    The Packers fans will try to play this down ... but this is a very big loss.
    Or win depending on what team you like. But in all seriousness I don't like to see players go down with injuries that take them out for any considerable length of time.

    I'd like to see how the Packer fans down play the fact that they had to sign Dimtri Nance off Atlanta's practice squad. Ouch. But as BloodyHorns said, they were already going to be so pass happy it may not have as much of an impact as people think until a team manages to shut down Rodgers and his targets.
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    I always thought Grant was over rated as well. Usually when this happens to a good team, somebody new steps up to the plate, Maybe Brandon Jackson will be that guy, who knows. Now somebody needs to step up for Rice.
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    I always thought Grant was over rated as well. Usually when this happens to a good team, somebody new steps up to the plate, Maybe Brandon Jackson will be that guy, who knows. Now somebody needs to step up for Rice.
    The thing is, Jackson is not new. He had a chance to be the starter heading into the 2008 season ... and he screwed it up.

    I would not be shocked to see these guys in the market for someone like Steve Slaton or the like in the next couple of days. Rumors on the offseason were they backed off inviting Chester for a visit ... which of course would have been a solid stop gap for them.

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    Karma is a bitch. Should not have hurt Peterson.

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    Re: Ryan Grant on IR

    It obviously hurts, but I don't think it will hurt them too much. As others have said, Packers are a pass first team, and have been for a while. They use the running game to keep defenses honest, and to just get positive yards and put them in manageable 3rd down distances

    As far as JAckson goes, he was given the spot(without earning it) his rookie year, where he was pretty raw. No surprise he struggled out of the gate. He has improved in all facets of his game the last few years. He has become a very good pass-blocker and is a better receiving threat out of the backfield than Grant was

    It is easier to fill the hole at RB if the RB isn't an elite one, and nobody would call Grant that. They have a nice first half schedule, so Jackson will get his shot. If he doesn't do well, I would see the Pack make a play for one of the Buffalo RB's. They also have James Starks on PUP who could become a factor later

    They recently plucked a RB from the Falcons practice squad. They tried hard to keep him. Who knows what he'll be able to do...but it was only a few years ago that the Packers traded a 6th roudn pick for the #4 RB on the Giants who nobody heard of or cared about

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    Re: Ryan Grant on IR

    poisoning16 wrote:
    It obviously hurts, but I don't think it will hurt them too much. As others have said, Packers are a pass first team, and have been for a while. They use the running game to keep defenses honest, and to just get positive yards and put them in manageable 3rd down distances

    As far as JAckson goes, he was given the spot(without earning it) his rookie year, where he was pretty raw. No surprise he struggled out of the gate. He has improved in all facets of his game the last few years. He has become a very good pass-blocker and is a better receiving threat out of the backfield than Grant was

    It is easier to fill the hole at RB if the RB isn't an elite one, and nobody would call Grant that. They have a nice first half schedule, so Jackson will get his shot. If he doesn't do well, I would see the Pack make a play for one of the Buffalo RB's. They also have James Starks on PUP who could become a factor later

    They recently plucked a RB from the Falcons practice squad. They tried hard to keep him. Who knows what he'll be able to do...but it was only a few years ago that the Packers traded a 6th roudn pick for the #4 RB on the Giants who nobody heard of or cared about
    Well written post and I tend to agree with your thoughts regarding this matter. If I were you I would be pushing hard for Lynch. Slaton would also be a great pick-up but I feel the Texans are too thin at RB to get rid of him.


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    Re: Ryan Grant on IR

    poisoning16 wrote:
    It obviously hurts, but I don't think it will hurt them too much. As others have said, Packers are a pass first team, and have been for a while. They use the running game to keep defenses honest, and to just get positive yards and put them in manageable 3rd down distances

    As far as JAckson goes, he was given the spot(without earning it) his rookie year, where he was pretty raw. No surprise he struggled out of the gate. He has improved in all facets of his game the last few years. He has become a very good pass-blocker and is a better receiving threat out of the backfield than Grant was

    It is easier to fill the hole at RB if the RB isn't an elite one, and nobody would call Grant that. They have a nice first half schedule, so Jackson will get his shot. If he doesn't do well, I would see the Pack make a play for one of the Buffalo RB's. They also have James Starks on PUP who could become a factor later

    They recently plucked a RB from the Falcons practice squad. They tried hard to keep him. Who knows what he'll be able to do...but it was only a few years ago that the Packers traded a 6th roudn pick for the #4 RB on the Giants who nobody heard of or cared about
    What this will do, however, is dial up the pressure on Rodgers. He barely weathered the storm from an aggressive Philly defense, and that was WITH the threat of Grant carrying the ball to keep people somewhat honest.

    No, Grant isn't elite by any stretch, but he was SOLID.

    With him out, Rodgers' target on his back just got a LOT bigger, and with the way those Packer Tackles struggled with Philly, and the fact that an already mostly one-dimensional Offense just became even moreso, I think this affects the Packers a LOT more than many here think it will.

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    What this will do, however, is dial up the pressure on Rodgers. He barely weathered the storm from an aggressive Philly defense, and that was WITH the threat of Grant carrying the ball to keep people somewhat honest.

    Caine
    I agree with Caine completely on this one. Teams already know to play the pass first against GB, and it will be even more obvious now. If they don't find someone good enough to keep defenses honest, in other words, a real running threat, then they are in deep doo-doo.

    Rogers could be out before midseason, and with him gone, the Pack have no offense to speak of.

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    Too bad Grant isn't a major receiving threat, as he only caught 25 ball last year. Thus, it isn't taking a checkdown guy from Rodgers.
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