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ddsteeno


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:16 am    Post subject: Rich History at Running Back Reply with quote

I had the idea to go through our history and check out our best running backs and runningback tandums so here it go's
1930's Vern Lewellen & Johnny Blood McNalley
1940's Clark Hinkle & Tony Canadeo
1960's Paul Hornung & Jimmy Taylor
1970's McArthur Lane & John Brockington
1980's Gerry Ellis
1990's Edgar Bennet & Dorsey Levens
2000's Ahmon Green & Ryan Grant
And Now we may have another tandem that could be great in
Eddy Lacy & Johnathan Franklin
Any thoughts and on this rich history or any additions that I missed.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

......and you should have said hopefully Lacy and Franklin
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gizmo2012 wrote:
......and you should have said hopefully Lacy and Franklin


He did say we "may" have. Meaning he's not proclaiming them to be just that it's a possibility which is nearly the same as saying hopefully.

It's a nice rich tradition agreed but you spelled Ahman Green's name wrong. Razz

He's not Jamaican mon.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How easily we forget Samkon Gado.... SMH
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MNPackfan32 wrote:
How easily we forget Samkon Gado.... SMH

Probably the worst RB to ever start for Green Bay.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChaRisMa wrote:
MNPackfan32 wrote:
How easily we forget Samkon Gado.... SMH

Probably the worst RB to ever start for Green Bay.
There were plenty of other forgettable backups who started a game or so, or worse, a few that caused repressed memories.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HyponGrey wrote:
ChaRisMa wrote:
MNPackfan32 wrote:
How easily we forget Samkon Gado.... SMH

Probably the worst RB to ever start for Green Bay.
There were plenty of other forgettable backups who started a game or so, or worse, a few that caused repressed memories.

Yeah Gado wasn't great, but Darrell Thompson...
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd add Eddie Lee Ivory with Gerry Ellis in the 80's. I always thought those two were a great tandem. If course I was only 7 years old.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If my memory serves correct, Gado was an undrafted Free Agent from Liberty College nick named the Nigerian Nightmare, because he was a terrible player. I'm pretty sure he was 4th string in college, and happened to be outside Lambeau one day when a very anxious Mike Sherman mistook him to be the musician Akon.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Rondell Mealy/Dmonn Parker/Herbert Goodman? SMH.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChaRisMa wrote:
If my memory serves correct, Gado was an undrafted Free Agent from Liberty College nick named the Nigerian Nightmare, because he was a terrible player. I'm pretty sure he was 4th string in college, and happened to be outside Lambeau one day when a very anxious Mike Sherman mistook him to be the musician Akon.

He was a Thompson signing in 2005... here's a list that might bring back memories:

Atari Bigby
Tory Humphrey
Samkon Gado
Patrick Dendy
Chris L. White
Jeremy Thornburg
Roy Manning
Chad Lucas
John Leake
Jamal Jones
Therrian Fontenot
Ryan Flinn
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mxr124 wrote:
I'd add Eddie Lee Ivory with Gerry Ellis in the 80's. I always thought those two were a great tandem. If course I was only 7 years old.


Eddie Lee Ivery was a shame. He was yet another one of those "If only" guys. He could never stay healthy but, when he was he was probably one of the most explosive backs ever to play here. When he got to the second level of defense, forget it and wave bye-bye.

An honorable mention to Terdell Middleton. Not a gifted athlete but, a very smart, pick your hole guy. Unfortunately, he played on some of the worst offensive teams in history.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Ott Caruth deserves a mention. But really, until Green showed up, we really didn't have true threat at that position in the modern era.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

McThreadski wrote:
Paul Ott Caruth deserves a mention. But really, until Green showed up, we really didn't have true threat at that position in the modern era.


I understand Green is a co-owner of the GB Blizzard of the Indoor Football League.
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Henderson paired with Levens and Green.

Only a blocking lead back, but that became the "new wave" & Bill was great at it.
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