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Packer player spotlight: John Kuhn

Those arent boos you hear

In the first game of the year, running back Ryan Grant gave flashes of a ground game the Packers offense have long yearned for. Finally, a complete offense that can give Aaron Rodgers room to breathe and not rely on a pass heavy scheme. But within the flash of a routine run up the gut, Ryan Grant’s season was over.

Suddenly the Packers were left with a huge whole to fill and unproven backs left to fill the void. Brandon Jackson has done a nice job in the absence of a feature back, but the emerging presence of fullback John Kuhn has set the Packer offense up with a reliable crutch to lean on. The fifth year player out of division II Shippensburg University stands like a brick house at six feet tall, two hundred and fifty pounds.

Kuhn is averaging almost four yards per carry, amassing most of his yardage as a third down ball carrier. Kuhn has proven to be an force in the open field shwoing the ability to drag defenders the extra yards to gain first downs. With that in mind, he is also an excellent support in run blocking situations with many defensive units now turning their attention to his ability to move the chains. The new fan favorite can now be heard throughout Lambeau Field whenever he touches the ball with a low droning “Kuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhnnnnnn”.

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