Can the Green Bay Packers afford to lose John Kuhn?

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In this episode of the “Red Light Sports Ramble”; presented by the Red Light Sports Network, Evan and Troy discuss the biggest name still unsigned by the Green Bay Packers.  As usual; there will be rule changes for the 2014 NFL season.  The boys talk about a few of these rules and give their opinion.

john kuhnJohn Kuhn has been a reliable fullback during the last six years with the Green Bay Packers.  As an unrestricted Free Agent he will test the market.  What will the market hold for a fullback?  Many teams do not even have a fullback on their roster.  However, Kuhn brings much more to the table than running the football.  He will never be asked to be a consistent ball carrier.  His touches have declined steadily over the past four years, from 84 carries in 2010 to just 10 carries in 2013. John Kuhn is more valuable to the Green Bay Packers for his blocking and special teams play.  In week 17, Kuhn slowed up Julius Peppers just enough for Aaron Rodgers to find Randall Cobb for the game winning touchdown that gave the Green Bay Packers the division title.  The fullback may be a declining position in the NFL, but for the Green Bay Packers, it is a position that Aaron Rodgers may need.  By having Kuhn in the game in short yardage situations, the Green Bay Packers can show a power running game, but can run play action with Kuhn as a blocker.  Should the Green Bay Packers lose John Kuhn it could be a significant loss to their offense.

The owners meeting wrapped up, so the fans are curious about the new rule changes.  Every year, the NFL tries to improve the safety of the game.  The boys are not going to argue with any rule that could prevent injury to players.  However, the rules that are tinkering with the game, are taking away from the pure nature of football.  At the end of the day, don’t we all just want to watch football?  Instant Replay is here to stay.  Therefore, every year the fans will have something to complain about as they try to tweak how replay is handled.  No matter what rules are in place, it will never be 100 %.

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  • californy

    I am shock the Packer are taking such a hard stance on the FB position. It obvious the Packer have committed to the run game of recent, and a good FB can help you in the run game.

  • californy

    GB had Shepler TE-FB recently, and he would of been a good upgrade had they kept him/ A good TE would also help the run game by stretching the underneath route and keeoing the defense from stacking the line on short ;line situation.

  • californy

    Jared Allen was a better player than Peppers look at his numbers, he had 50 more tackles and 18 more sacks than Pepper the last 4 years.

  • californy

    Jared Allen is also 3 more younger than Pepper. Allen should have more fuel in the tank.

  • californy

    Playing on Grass should extend a player career.

  • californy

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