Running game to finally get a real push?

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Just read that the Korey Hall and Will Blackmon injuries have opened up spots on the 45 man game-day roster for Brandon Underwood and Quinn Johnson. I’m particularly excited to see Quinn Johnson get in there. While Kuhn and Hall have been OK at FB so far this year and in past years, they are clearly not exceptional and seem to be on the team more for their special teams play than for their FB talents. (In fact, neither were FBs before being drafted/picked up by the Packers – Kuhn was a RB in college and Hall was a LB.) Well, Quinn Johnson is a true FB who can force the issue leading for Ryan Grant. He is incredibly strong and now that he apparently knows the plays a bit better, he could really help our running game – and perhaps our passing game if he’s left in at all to protect Rodgers on pass plays.

Watch carefully this week for that moment when Johnson knocks some LB off his feet and the announcers pick up on it. It will happen if he plays.

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7 Responses to “Running game to finally get a real push?”

  1. joshywoshybigfatposhy Says:

    i think the doom and gloom position i’d take today (because i’m having a crap day) is that even if johnson blows up every defender in his way, as soon as hall and blackmon are healthy, we’ll be back to our former game-day roster. i think this because of a man named brady. and because of a man named jarrett. and because of a man named desmond. and because of a man named donald (lee). and because of men named mike and ted who have those men arranged out of order on our depth chart.

    i just worry it’d take johnson 3 or 4 weeks of blowing people up to convince mccarthy that he should be the starter. please prove me wrong, mike.

    i actually just commented over on cheeseheadtv.com about something i thought you guys might either agree with, or at least find worth discussing re: mccarthy. i think it affects his ability to adjust in-game.

    http://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/mccarthy-loses-his-mind

    my comment is about what i see as overfocusing and losing the big picture. sorry to move off-topic, but i think it’s relevant to johnson getting significant playing time.

  2. 56Coop Says:

    Hey Joshy–I think your comment was spot on. FWIW. Glad to see he’s out of his “self-scout” mode & now focusing on Detroit. Sometimes I think this guy is a robot. It’s been said here before many times but I think McCathey’s biggest weakness is failure to make “in game” adjustments & changes. Sometimes you just have to realize that what you are doing just ain’t working.

  3. Ron La Canne Says:

    56, I agree, but I’ll take it a step further. MM doesn’t make adjustments at all., game or otherwise. The system is perfect and will not be changed regardless of the talent or lack there of he has.

  4. 56Coop Says:

    As long as we self scout, work on fundamentals & techniques, and keep those pad levels right, we’ll be just fine. Statistics show us that.

  5. Scott W Says:

    We have a big Johnson, time we start using it.

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