Grading out the Green Bay Packer Quarterbacks and Running Backs

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LacyIn this episode of the Red Light Sports Ramble, Evan and Troy finally start handing out the individual position grades for the Green Bay Packers.  When you mention Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers will be the first name that usually comes to mind so the boys start the grading with a breakdown of Quarterbacks and Running Backs tonight.

Everyone knows that Aaron Rodgers missed nearly half the season because of a broken collarbone.  However, the boys grade him out on his performance while he was healthy.  When you look at his overall numbers, nearly a 105 passer rating and almost 9 yards per attempt.  The bottom line is that they lost in the first round of the playoffs, and it was because of their lackluster play in the red zone.  Evan and Troy talked about the lack of production in the red zone even before he was hurt, so listen to what grade the boys give Aaron Rodgers.  After his injury, Seneca Wallace made a start and that lasted all but one series until he got hurt, so the boys have him graded as incomplete.  After Wallace, Scott Tolzien was thrust into the starting role and that proved to be ineffective.  Finally, Matt Flynn was signed to try to salvage the ship.  Overall, the quarterback play lacked consistency because of the different starters.  Each of the back ups was put in a situation of emergency and had some promising moments but also some terrible moments.

Eddie Lacy proved that he was a talented back when it was all said and done.  This week he earned a spot on the NFC Pro Bowl roster.  Even with the Green Bay Packers rookie rushing record under his belt, his game still has some room for improvement.  Early in the season, Eddie Lacy had an early season concussion that opened the way for James Starks and Johnathan Franklin.  James Starks dealt with some nagging injuries this year, but ran hard at times and probably earned a bigger payday with another team.  Johnathan Franklin entered camp with some promise but a shortened season and a fumble in Cincinnati proved to be a disappointment.  John Kuhn, who will never catch or run the ball much, was a steady, reliable blocker in the Green Bay Packers offense.

Listen to tonight’s episode of the Red Light Sports Ramble to see how the boys graded each player. GREEN BAY PACKER QUARTERBACK AND RUNNING BACK GRADES!

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  • californy

    I have not even heard your Podcast yet, I dont need to. I tell you that GB is going well in that department. lacey been a God sent to GB, Wait till you see a healthy Franklin being a regular in the backfield.. You may need to tweak the Offensive and defensive line and pick up another LB along the way.

    • And we will discuss the OL and DL next week, always appreciate reading your comments sorry I can’t spend more time responding – wish I could 🙂 but sometimes the plate runs a bit over. Hope your doing well – as always thanks for the comments, we appreciate them.

  • californy

    I believe the Packers go 6-2 with Rodger not being hurt, that being the case you are 11-5 on the season. You dont need to question Thompson, he is doing a good job in GB. I believe if you change anyone you may need to get better prospects and position coaches to coach up some of these players.