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Green Bay Packers: Five Reasons Why the Pack Need To Trade for a Running Back

There are 48 comments on the BleacherReport story from Oct 5, 2010, titled Green Bay Packers: Five Reasons Why the Pack Need To Trade for a Running Back. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

It's no secret that the 3-1 Packers are struggling rushing the ball. They are ranked 22nd in total rushing offense, compared to 14th last season.

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Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#1 Oct 5, 2010
Marshawn is no longer available, the Seahawks signed him today for a 2011 4th round pick and a 2012 conditional pick and released Julius Jones to make room. Why GB couldn't make this happen is beyond me.
eric

Denmark, WI

#2 Oct 5, 2010
I read that a few minutes ago.John schneider was Teds asst at one point and he would work on deals,submit them to Ted and Ted would reject them for the most part and today Schneider pulled it off.
THIS could be a turning point.IF and that is a Big IF,GB running game suffers all season and cost us some wins and we could have had Lynch for a 4th round pick in 2011 nd a conditional in 12 and Ted didnt do it,Then he should have his ass FIRED as soon as the season ends.YES injuries happen and Ted could have had Lynch FOR A 4thROUND PICK!
so again,if our running game sucks all year nd it costs us the playoffs,then Ted should be FIRED! immediately!
answerman

Appleton, WI

#3 Oct 5, 2010
Well, let the Julius Jones rumors start..
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Oct 5, 2010
Thank goodness, the Packers didn't destroy their entire future by giving up a 4th round pick!
Jeremy

United States

#5 Oct 5, 2010
GBPfan wrote:
Thank goodness, the Packers didn't destroy their entire future by giving up a 4th round pick!
that is funny
Danger

Sioux Falls, SD

#6 Oct 6, 2010
Don't need him don't need him don't need him.

What we need is some decent run blocking up front. It might be time to try the young 'uns if this weekend doesn't demonstrate vast improvement from the old tubs.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#7 Oct 6, 2010
Danger wrote:
Don't need him don't need him don't need him.
What we need is some decent run blocking up front. It might be time to try the young 'uns if this weekend doesn't demonstrate vast improvement from the old tubs.
Yeah, the Packers should cut Grant, Jackson, Kuhn and anybody that is being paid over the league minimum. No running back has ever made any difference at all. The O-line does all the work and running backs are just a waste of good money and draft picks.
Danger

Sioux Falls, SD

#8 Oct 6, 2010
GBPfan wrote:
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Yeah, the Packers should cut Grant, Jackson, Kuhn and anybody that is being paid over the league minimum. No running back has ever made any difference at all. The O-line does all the work and running backs are just a waste of good money and draft picks.
Nice strawman. Whatever.
eric

Denmark, WI

#9 Oct 6, 2010
I think if the Packers can find a trade or sign a back and can upgrade over Brandon Jackson they have to do it.
Kuhn did well last week in the final 6Min or so banging time off the clock,but, if you can get a back you have to.
The running game in the cold is especially important and clock management in the cold,snowy and or icy/rainny weather.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#10 Oct 6, 2010
Danger wrote:
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Nice strawman. Whatever.
You can try to make all the excuses you want for Ted's failures. But keep in mind, Ted put together the O-line you're complaining about. Either way, Ted is the problem. Six years. Got any more excuses?
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#11 Oct 6, 2010
eric wrote:
I think if the Packers can find a trade or sign a back and can upgrade over Brandon Jackson they have to do it.
Kuhn did well last week in the final 6Min or so banging time off the clock,but, if you can get a back you have to.
The running game in the cold is especially important and clock management in the cold,snowy and or icy/rainny weather.
Don't you mean "a trade for a Pro Bowl running back for a 5th, 6th or 7th round draft pick"? Obviously, a 4th round pick is too much to ask. Oops sorry. Don't you mean "a trade for a Pro Bowl running back that will be good in the cold snowy and or icy/rainy weather for a 5th, 6th or 7th round draft pick"?
Jake

San Antonio, TX

#12 Oct 6, 2010
Randy Moss says hi pukergirls... hahahaahahaha
TradeRumorTeaser

New London, WI

#13 Oct 6, 2010
Next up... Willis McGahee anyone...? He'll end up somewhere... 5th rnd pick and cash is my guess
Danger

Sioux Falls, SD

#14 Oct 6, 2010
GBPfan wrote:
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You can try to make all the excuses you want for Ted's failures. But keep in mind, Ted put together the O-line you're complaining about. Either way, Ted is the problem. Six years. Got any more excuses?
What the H makes you think I'm making an excuse for TT? I just don't think we should have picked up Lynch. Take a valium.

I think our O is fine. If we need help, it's on D. Our pass rush sucks. We're getting a few sacks, but when Hill can sit back and pick his targets, you're in trouble.
Danger

Sioux Falls, SD

#15 Oct 6, 2010
Seriously, the Giants tee off and go sack happy on Cutler, but we couldn't have done the same? The Giants D is not that great. I'm not concerned about our DBs, I feel like we're covering the receivers adequately if we could just collapse the pocket.
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Losing Barnett won't help that situation any. But I'm really glad we didn't trade Hawk like everyone was screaming to do in some hypothetical deal for a RB. Everyone is so focused on the running game, but that's not going to be what holds us back. It didn't hold us back last year, and the personnel we have can do as much as Grant did if dumb-ass McCarthy could call a decent game.
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He needs to at least give one of those guys the opportunity to prove themselves over the course of a game.
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Early carries never look good, but if you are consistent, it pays off in the second half. We showed a glimpse of that in finishing out the Lions game (the only bright spot in that abortion of a game).
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#16 Oct 7, 2010
Danger wrote:
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What the H makes you think I'm making an excuse for TT? I just don't think we should have picked up Lynch. Take a valium.
I think our O is fine. If we need help, it's on D. Our pass rush sucks. We're getting a few sacks, but when Hill can sit back and pick his targets, you're in trouble.
Pass rush sucks? They are one of top teams in the league with sacks. They need a better run game and punter, period. AR deserves to have a solid RB, it's a QB's best friend in the NFL. BF never would have the success he did without Levens, Greene and Peterson handling the rock. Look at the better teams in the league and their RB's. Mendenhall, Rice, Turner, Pierre Thomas, L.T. and S. Greene with the Jets, A. Foster. GB will go no where with out a solid run game. Even Bradshaw put up 130 yds against the Bears, what did GB have, 30-40 yds against the Bears? Peterson put up 150 against Detroit. The Patriots put up more than 200 yds rushing against the Bills last week, and Javid Best had a huge day against the Eagles. I'll take GBPfans line and say, imagine the possibilities if GB had a run game.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#17 Oct 7, 2010
Danger wrote:
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What the H makes you think I'm making an excuse for TT? I just don't think we should have picked up Lynch. Take a valium.
I think our O is fine. If we need help, it's on D. Our pass rush sucks. We're getting a few sacks, but when Hill can sit back and pick his targets, you're in trouble.
You said the O-line can't block, but that is fine with you? Now you're saying it's the defense that needs help? You're the only person in the world that thinks the running backs don't need an upgrade. Correction: You and Ted are the only people in the world that think the running backs don't need an upgrade. You claim the O-line can't block, that the defense can't rush, and we know that the secondary is all beat up. Burnett's lost for the season. Collins knee is bad. Their all missing practice time. Now Barnett may be lost for the season. I may have thought the Packers had some problems, but you make it seem worse than I ever imagined.

WTF? Thanks for cheering me up! Do everyone a favor and stay away from "counseling" as a profession. Your clients would all commit suicide.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#18 Oct 7, 2010
Danger wrote:
Seriously, the Giants tee off and go sack happy on Cutler, but we couldn't have done the same? The Giants D is not that great. I'm not concerned about our DBs, I feel like we're covering the receivers adequately if we could just collapse the pocket.
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Losing Barnett won't help that situation any. But I'm really glad we didn't trade Hawk like everyone was screaming to do in some hypothetical deal for a RB. Everyone is so focused on the running game, but that's not going to be what holds us back. It didn't hold us back last year, and the personnel we have can do as much as Grant did if dumb-ass McCarthy could call a decent game.
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He needs to at least give one of those guys the opportunity to prove themselves over the course of a game.
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Early carries never look good, but if you are consistent, it pays off in the second half. We showed a glimpse of that in finishing out the Lions game (the only bright spot in that abortion of a game).
Add to your concerns: The Packers are not as good as the Giants and McCarthy only knows how to call plays for one running back that has been lost for the season. Really? It's a wonder that the team is 3-1! Who needs to take a valium dude?

I don't think it's as dismal as you're indicating. However, Ted didn't have the necessary depth on the Packers to begin with. I've only been saying that for years! Now the injuries are mounting as any football fan knew they would. You can believe that it's a good thing for Ted to do nothing as always. As for me, I'm a PACKER fan, so I'd like to see the guy do something for a change, before things get bad.

BTW don't hold your breath waiting for the O-line to start blocking well. Not as long as Jackson and Kuhn are the running attack. You seem to think the relationship between an O-line and running backs is a one-way street. It isn't. A bad O-line can make good running backs look bad, but bad running backs can make a good O-line look bad also.
eric

Denmark, WI

#19 Oct 7, 2010
Ive got one thing to say
BILL COWHER!
eric

Denmark, WI

#20 Oct 7, 2010
Answerman brought up let the Julius Jones rumors begin, well, actually he is right and the Packers should not only lead the league in those Rumors but maybe actually take a look at him,check into Brandon Jacobs from NY.
NOW
with Nick Barnett more then likely needing season ending wrist surgery being replaced by Desmond Bishop who is a darn good football player by the way
Chilar's shoulder isnt much better so Hawk to the rescue which is fine,but, theres your depth used in week 5.
ok Bigby and Harris will be back after missing Washington and Miami intime for Minn,but,of course will they be in football shape to play or will a week of practice ( right after Miami game 7 days until the Minn game) be enough to get them ready to play or will they miss the Minn game and be ready for the next game.

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