Xs and Os: Packers Running Game from Substitution Packages

Packers running back Johnathan Franklin had a career day against the Cincinnati Bengals while running out of substitution packages. The key to the Green Bay Packers’ offensive success is having the ability to run or pass out of any personnel grouping and formation, especially with multiple wide receivers on the field. This means, in order to achieve offensive balance, the Packers...
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Green Bay Packers signed bruiser back Kahlil Bell today

Today the Green Bay Packers signed one of the most underrated running backs in the NFL. Kahlil Bell was a force for the Chicago Bears a few years back, and I honestly do not know how he was not on a team.  He reminds me a lot of Fred Jackson, a very patient runner. The […]
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers RB Johnathan Franklin could require neck surgery

Rookie running back Johnathan Franklin made the trip to Detroit on the same day he was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Franklin, a fourth-round pick from UCLA who rushed for 103 yards in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, declined to discuss his injury situation in the postgame locker room at Ford Field. He left […]
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

No exucses, but Packers don't think Franklin is a fumbler

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Johnathan Franklin refused to make any excuses for fumbling the ball in back-to-back games. He knows that's the last thing that a rookie running back can afford to do, especially with a Green Bay Packers offense that places supreme emphasis on ball security. And while running backs coach Alex Van Pelt described Franklin's latest fumble as "unacceptable...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnathan Franklin has breakout game playing 43 snaps for the Packers (Week 3 Touches and Targets)

It is tough to assess what it means from Week 4 given that James Starks, while replacing the injured Eddie Lacy, went down with an injury of his own but Johnathan Franklin got onto the field for the first time for Green Bay. He played in 43 snaps and carried the ball 13 times for 103 yards – becoming the second Packers RB in as many weeks to top 100 – adding three catches for...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnathan Franklin reportedly hasn’t shown the Packers the ‘wow factor’ in camp so far

According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel,   rookie running back Johnathan Franklin has yet to show the Packers the “wow factor” during practice. Franklin hasn’t shown any “wow” factor yet. He has been adequate, not special, as a pass blocker. He’s tough and quick, but has struggled making headway between the tackles partially due to size. The assumption...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers rookie blown away by moose head, porcupine, will eat cheese curds

In a classic example of a stranger in a strange land, Green Bay Packers rookie Johnathan Franklin is experiencing an extreme case of culture shock as he tries to become acclimated to the unfamiliar, more nature-rich environs typical in the fine state of Wisconsin. Born and raised in California, Franklin attended UCLA, so this is [...]The post Packers rookie blown away by moose head...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Hello Wisconsin: Packers' Franklin marvels at moose head

If Johnathan Franklin is going to become the mayor of Green Bay one day like he hopes, there are certain things that the Packers rookie running back will have to get used to. After growing up in Los Angeles, one of the things Franklin is not yet accustomed to is the hunting culture in Wisconsin and the way that some choose to display their kills. "I saw a moose head in a room...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers rookie adjusting to Wisconsin life

Green Bay Packers rookie Johnathan Franklin is fighting for a roster spot. As he does so, the California transplant is adjusting to a lifestyle that is night and day from what he used to.   Please click here to read this story. The post Green Bay Packers rookie adjusting to Wisconsin life appeared first on Players View.
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers RB Franklin done with school, cleared to practice

GREEN BAY, Wis. Johnathan Franklin does not understand why there was any confusion over his ability to participate in the Green Bay Packers' offseason workouts. The rookie running back confirmed Friday that he is completely cleared to join the Packers for all upcoming sessions, including Organized Team Activities (OTAs). "I graduated last June (2012)," Franklin said...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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