Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
2 Pages12>
Options
View
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:34:17 AM(UTC)
MintBaconDrivel

Rank: 3rd Round Draft Pick

United States
Posts: 1,284
Joined: 12/11/2012(UTC)

Applause Given: 1
Applause Received: 77

JerseyAl wrote:
I just recorded a podcast on the Packers running backs with my colleagues Jason Perone and Marques Eversoll. One of them, I can't remember which, asked an interesting question: Will Brandon Saine make the Packers roster over James Starks? Saine missed most of the 2012 season after blowing out his knee. He has 18 carries [...]
Delivering the latest and most important updates on the Green Bay Packers for your convenience.
UserPostedImage
Sponsor
Offline Pack93z  
#2 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:40:45 AM(UTC)
Pack93z

Rank: Hall of Famer

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Posts: 12,749
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin

Applause Given: 380
Applause Received: 1,019

IMO, Saine is more of a complete back than Starks.. but I am suspecting that if either really struggle to stay available this offseason and into camp, neither may be a part of the 2013 Packers.

Some of the depends on the draft and additional thereafter.. but I am guessing the both should be on notice so to speak.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

UserPostedImage
Offline yooperfan  
#3 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:04:26 AM(UTC)
yooperfan

Rank: 2nd Round Draft Pick

Posts: 1,754
Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Ishpeming Michigan

Applause Given: 521
Applause Received: 242

Starks can't stay healthy so send him packingLaughing .
Haven't seen enough of Saine to know what he has but I'll go with him for now.
Offline Zero2Cool  
#4 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:28:19 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool

Rank: Legend

Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Posts: 25,627
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI

Applause Given: 1,833
Applause Received: 1,984

We all know why Brandon Saine should be cut, same reason Packers should send Ryan Pickett and A.J. Hawk all packing.

James Starks is the clear front runner between he and Saine for the backup spot behind DuJuan Harris.

UserPostedImage
Click here and find the LATEST Packers News!
thanks Post received 1 applause.
buckeyepackfan on 4/4/2013(UTC)
Offline DoddPower  
#5 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:30:25 AM(UTC)
DoddPower

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2011

United States
Posts: 2,705
Joined: 9/24/2007(UTC)
Location: Visalia, CA

Applause Given: 1,763
Applause Received: 416

Neither. Time to move along to players that are more "available."
Offline play2win  
#6 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:15:21 AM(UTC)
play2win

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

United States
Posts: 2,783
Joined: 3/29/2012(UTC)
Location: Milwaukee

Applause Given: 1,076
Applause Received: 724

Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
We all know why Brandon Saine should be cut, same reason Packers should send Ryan Pickett and A.J. Hawk all packing.

James Starks is the clear front runner between he and Saine for the backup spot behind DuJuan Harris.


Laughing Laughing Laughing

I was hoping for so much more from James Starks. I would love to see what he could do playing for a full season.
Offline buckeyepackfan  
#7 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:57:16 AM(UTC)
buckeyepackfan

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2012Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2014

Posts: 2,277
Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Lima, Ohio

Applause Given: 247
Applause Received: 365

First they both need to prove they can stay healthy.

Starks at RB,

Saine needs to bulk up a little so he can take Kuhn's spot in 2014.
“"The preparation week is where you make your hay,You have to win the week first. That’s where a lot of the wins and losses come. It’s how you approach the week leading up to the game."
Offline nerdmann  
#8 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:03:28 AM(UTC)
nerdmann

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Posts: 6,880
Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 2,293
Applause Received: 569

Originally Posted by: buckeyepackfan Go to Quoted Post
First they both need to prove they can stay healthy.

Starks at RB,

Saine needs to bulk up a little so he can take Kuhn's spot in 2014.


That would be a genius move by Saine, but I don't know if he'll do it. Saine doesn't have a big injury history, imo. Any player could go down with a knee injury. It's not like this is the third time in three season's he was lost for the year. Mike said Saine was our most consistent back in 2011, and that was his rookie year. Dude's got measurables.

As for Starks, he's proven he can play. He just needs to stay healthy. One major thing he could do to stay healthy is run lower.
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
Online wpr  
#9 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:37:00 AM(UTC)
wpr

Rank: Hall of Famer

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

United States
Posts: 12,328
Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 2,733
Applause Received: 1,310

While Starks has shown us a little bit of his ability. I have not seen anything from Saine outside of the preseason that has interested me at all.

It is hard enough for a player to return from an ACL for a RB is has to be even more difficult.

I am ok with it if one or both make the team. I am ok with it if GB finds replacements and both are released.
"You don't hurt 'em if you don't hit 'em." Chesty Puller



UserPostedImage

Offline steveishere  
#10 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:54:47 AM(UTC)
steveishere

Rank: 2nd Round Draft Pick

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2013

Posts: 1,531
Joined: 7/28/2012(UTC)

Applause Given: 38
Applause Received: 790

Starks has at least shown the ability to run the ball at a high level. Saine has never done anything but have a fast 40 time.
Offline nerdmann  
#11 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 5:21:31 PM(UTC)
nerdmann

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Posts: 6,880
Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 2,293
Applause Received: 569

Originally Posted by: steveishere Go to Quoted Post
Starks has at least shown the ability to run the ball at a high level. Saine has never done anything but have a fast 40 time.


His rookie year he was picking up blitzers in pass pro like a veteran. Mike called him their "most consistent RB" at the end of that season.
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
Offline Mucky Tundra  
#12 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:04:43 PM(UTC)
Mucky Tundra

Rank: 4th Round Draft Pick

United States
Posts: 915
Joined: 1/11/2013(UTC)
Location: Murray, Kentucky

Applause Given: 294
Applause Received: 363

Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
His rookie year he was picking up blitzers in pass pro like a veteran. Mike called him their "most consistent RB" at the end of that season.


I miss Brandon Jackson solely for his ability to pick up the blitz
May not have the best looking number...but it's the sexiest! -David Bakhtiari
UserPostedImage
Offline steveishere  
#13 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:45:40 PM(UTC)
steveishere

Rank: 2nd Round Draft Pick

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2013

Posts: 1,531
Joined: 7/28/2012(UTC)

Applause Given: 38
Applause Received: 790

Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
His rookie year he was picking up blitzers in pass pro like a veteran. Mike called him their "most consistent RB" at the end of that season.


He's played a handful of snaps in a handful of games. Not really much of a sample to say he does anything particularly well. He didn't exactly play so well that he took over the 3rd down back responsibilities or anything. You'd think if he was that good he could have earned himself some more playing time.
Offline Laser Gunns  
#14 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:34:42 PM(UTC)
Laser Gunns

Rank: 3rd Round Draft Pick

United States
Posts: 1,098
Joined: 9/30/2009(UTC)

Applause Given: 38
Applause Received: 216

neither.


MintBaconDrivel

Dec, 11, 2012 - FOREVER!
Offline Laser Gunns  
#15 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:40:39 PM(UTC)
Laser Gunns

Rank: 3rd Round Draft Pick

United States
Posts: 1,098
Joined: 9/30/2009(UTC)

Applause Given: 38
Applause Received: 216

Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
His rookie year he was picking up blitzers in pass pro like a veteran. Mike called him their "most consistent RB" at the end of that season.


from the same coaching staff that praised the likes of Jarrett Bush before starting him against the 49ers?

theses guys would praise a pile of bird shit if it could put on the uniform.

it's coach-speak.

that, or their evaluation of talent has some serious flaws.

*cough* Walden *cough*

Originally Posted by: steveishere Go to Quoted Post
Starks has at least shown the ability to run the ball at a high level. Saine has never done anything but have a fast 40 time.


"high level" might be a bit much.

yeah, I don't see all the hype on Saine, I don't recall anything he's done to catch my eye. Saine is also coming off an ACL, whichin most cases (aside from purple jesus) should slow him down a bit.


MintBaconDrivel

Dec, 11, 2012 - FOREVER!
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
2 Pages12>
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error



Recent Topics
3m / Green Bay Packers Talk / musccy

6m / Random Babble / Pack93z

11m / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

41m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Wade

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

17h / Random Babble / DakotaT

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DakotaT

23h / Green Bay Packers Talk / musccy

22-Jul / Fantasy Sports Talk / Zero2Cool

22-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / Wade

22-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / Dulak

22-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / Mucky Tundra

22-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

22-Jul / Random Babble / dhazer

22-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / Tezzy


Tweeter

Copyright © 2006-2014 PackersHome.com™. All Rights Reserved.