PM Quickslant: More Praise for John Kuhn

Posted by  J.R. Augustine   in  , ,      3 years ago     141 Views     4 Comments  

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John KuhnI’m having a blast re-watching that game against the Bears from last night. It’s like watching the longest highlight reel around. Even though there are tons of great plays to watch, one of the things that, once again, is standing out to me is the many ways John Kuhn makes an impact in the game.Most fullbacks in the league have a single job… lead block. And when it comes to lead blocking, Kuhn is a hammer. Some pretty large linebackers have gotten seriously clocked trying to fill the hole we’re attempting to run through. But, Kuhn does so much more.

Kuhn is always a threat for the quick hit up the middle and he often turns it into more than just the yard or two we need. In the Super Bowl run of 2010 John showed he can run the ball. The team was absolutely decimated by injury and Kuhn stepped in as the main running back several times. In that season, he carried the ball 84 times for 281 yards and contributed 4 TDs as the Packers brought the Lombardi trophy back home. He also caught 15 passes for 97 yards and another 2 TDs.

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So, I’ve been watching Kuhn line up tonight and realized that, unlike most fullbacks in the league, teams can’t just expect Kuhn is going to lead block into the hole. He may be lead blocking, but he may be taking the ball himself, or he might even slip through the line to catch a pass in the flats. You just never know.

In short, I’d rather have John Kuhn in green and gold than any other fullback I can think of. Kuhn is just plain a football player.

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J.R. Augustine grew up in Black River Falls, WI and is currently living in Tennessee. He was born a Packer fan and survived the infamous 70s and 80s. He has immensely enjoyed the Packers' recent success and is looking forward to years of success to come.

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