Why The Green Bay Packers Need a Feature Back

September 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Didn't 2007 teach us anything?  Looking back for a minute, let's examine the RB situation for the Green Bay Packers entering 2007.
Coming off a lackluster 2006 rushing effort, with an aging Ahman Green just breaching the 1,000-yard mark, the Packers entered 2007 without Ahman Green who had departed in free agency. To fill the gap they added rookies Brandon Jackson and Deshawyn Wynn, along with Vernand Morency.  
Morency and Wynn did not practice much due to injuries which left Brandon Jackson handling the majority of the reps in training camp. The team then acquired Ryan Grant via trade late in camp. 
Coach McCarthy decided to instate an "RB by committee" approach, and the Packers running game struggled through the first half of the season.
Halfway through 2007 the Packers were relying heavily on their QB to win games, but Ryan Grant began to emerge and suddenly took over the starting RB job after solid efforts in spot duty. Grant has been Green Bay's...

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