I was just watching Monday Night Countdown and Adam Schefter reported that the Packers had former Packer running back Ahman Green in for a workout. Of course I know this doesn't mean we're going to sign him but it did make me think a bit about it.
I'm not really sure what to think about it. At this point he is 32, and has been out of football since mid last season. I'm skeptical as too how much he has left in those legs but who knows. But I also think this could be a good fit. He is familiar with the blocking schemes, and definitely has better vision then Grant.
Now while our o-line has been horrendous pass blocking, they have been about average against the run. By no means are they dominating opppsing d-lines but they do open up some holes for us here and there. The only problem is Grant never seems to see these holes.
We have brought a few running backs into workout these past few weeks, and that tells me that MM and TT see a problem with our situation at running back as well. A lot of people, inculding myself, have said we are one big player away from getting to the next level. So the question that arises for me is why don't we trade for a proven running back?
Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson, and Steven Jackson are some guys that come to mind and are in situations where a trade could happen. If you look at our team, the only position we really need at this point are some o-lineman. Though I desperately think we need our 1st round pick next year (to use on an T), I think there is a way we could put together a good package for one of these guys. Both teams are lacking at the LB position, so why not give up Hawk, maybe a 2nd and 4th rounder in the 2010 draft, and then a 1st round pick in the 2011 draft?
Imagine what having one of those guys could do for our team. We have been lacking a run game since the beginning of the 08' season, and it has showed. If we could got one of these guys our run game would likely open up, and help out our passing game. And it could really help our protection problems. Right now teams know we are likely going to pass. If we had one of the Jackson's or Lynch in the backfield defenses would have to respect that, and wouldn't be able to just pin their ears back.