Pack sign Ahman Green

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Here from jsonline. As I said before, I’m not too bothered by this signing. If he were signed with the idea of making him the featured back, I’d be more concerned than him being signed to be the #2 or #3 back. Despite some fumbling issues over his career, Green is a guy who has averaged 4.5 ypc over his career. He is a hard runner defensive players don’t like to tackleĀ  – and despite his age, I’m guessing that characteristic probably hasn’t changed. While I would rather have signed or traded for a younger RB (because age at RB matters more than at other positions), I don’t think the addition of Green will hurt anyway.

One interesting thing to consider: in the last 2 weeks, the Packers have signed two former Packers (Tauscher and Green) who are old. While I know that we have needs at both RT and RB and that these two were signed primarily because of that, I would say it’s possible that TT and co may have finally succumbed to the consistent pressure applied by LeRoy Butler and others to bring about a better veteran/young guy balance to this team. Tauscher and Green are two very hard-working, admired guys in an NFL locker room, especially the Packers’ locker room, so I do wonder if signing these guys wasn’t just for help on the field.

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12 Responses to “Pack sign Ahman Green”

  1. joshywoshybigfatposhy Says:

    i dig. i know the dude is oldish and beat up, but as noted, he’s had almost a whole year to not be banged around. he knows how and who to pass block, he runs low to the ground with a mean attitude, and he can teach the sorry stable currently out there a thing or two about running a good screen and DEALING hits instead of absorbing them.

    no one expects much from this. that’s part of why i like it. i hope they give him a chance to take a few carries most weeks unless it’s obvious he doesn’t have any gas left in the tank. he’ll fight for 3rd and 2 much harder than our rb’s seem to this year.

  2. DaveK Says:

    Most Yards Rushing, Career

    8,207, Jim Taylor, 1958-66 (9 seasons)
    8,162, Ahman Green, 2000-06 (7 seasons)

    Who thinks Ahman gets 46 yards this year an breaks the record?

  3. DaveK Says:

    From PFT: It looks like flu has hit the Browns locker room:

    Per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, roughly a dozen players have it. As a result, coach Eric Mangini said that Wednesday’s practice will be scaled back.

    The affected players include Jerome Harrison, Alex Mack, Anthony Madison, Brodney Pool, Shaun Rogers, Robert Royal, Lawrence Vickers, Corey Williams, and Kamerion Wimbley.

  4. joshywoshybigfatposhy Says:

    flag football to avoid an epidemic!

  5. Ron La Canne Says:

    Great just in time to hack all over the Packers a week before the Queenies game. Damn!

  6. PackerBelle Says:

    Well if they are sick now they probably won’t be contagious this weekend.

  7. joshywoshybigfatposhy Says:

    would anyone be surprised if locusts started swarming on cleveland’s training facilities? that team is what colin cowherd would refer to as a ‘dumpster fire.’ i’m surprised there aren’t players calling in bomb threats so they don’t have to come to practice.

    that said, if we don’t absolutely mop the floor with them, we’ve got bigger problems than i thought.

  8. MC Says:

    I think the Tauscher and Green signings are indicative of Ted realizing (a little too late in his tenure) that some veteran guys, even of subpar physical prowess, are worth having around for their ability to provide leadership for all of the tender hatchlings in tow.

    Not sure that Ted realized the value of these guys until it become excruciatingly obvious that his squad may be headed for 6-10 once again.

  9. DaveK Says:

    I don’t think TT has had some awakening to the value of seasoned vets. I think he needed a right tackle and a running back. I’m sure being “packer people” was a positive for Taucsh and Green but no way TT passes on superior younger talent because these older guys can provide ‘leadership’.

  10. cindyvvideo Says:

    Batman Returns! I like the addition of Ahman Green in the backfield. While the Packers are a young team, veterans like Green can add much needed perspective. Bringing back Tauscher, also an “older” player may bring some stability to the O-line.

  11. 56Coop Says:

    Problem with Tauscher, is can he stay healthy–same problem with Clifton. Someone brought up the point about going “back to the future”. Not sure that this is going to change anything.

    I’m neutral on the Green signing. I do hope he gets a chance to get the 46 yards as long as he hangs on to the ball.

    I find it hard to believe that there are not younger players available but I’m hoping you guys are right about the older player/mentor thing. I’ve stopped trying to figure out TT’s logic–if there is any.

    Cleveland players phoning in bomb threats–funny Joshy, funny. Hope Packerbelle’s right about the contagion–maybe the Pack should play with those little doctor mask things this weekend.

    Boy, I sure am doing a lot of hoping.

  12. PackerBelle Says:

    I think some older players would be good (provided they actually play well as oppossed to Clifton’s pentalites). Rodgers obviously was helped by being able to learn from Favre and I think the same could be said for a lot of other positions. Green was a pretty good back for us and he might be able to help Grant and Jackson step up their game a bit, even if just by helping them learn what to look for.

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