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Brandon Jackson: From Weakness To Strength

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Brandon Jackson: From Weakness To Strength

I've been reading a lot of season recaps and overviews and one thing keeps popping up. Brandon Jackson and the great job he does in pass protection. Does anyone else remember how TERRIBLE this kid was his rookie year? I mean, there were a few times in the preseason of '07 where I thought he was going to get Favre killed.

And now, it's the number one asset people list when talking about his game.

Kudos to Jackson and, no doubt, to his position coach Edgar Bennett, for taking the weakest part of his game and making it his strongest.

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gratif's picture

Edgar Bennett is probably revered a bit too much given his career performance (4.0 YPC in his best season ever), but the man almost never fumbled. And he's passed that on to Ryan Grant.

And with ARod barely ever throwing picks, we're going to have a very safe and very talented offense for the next few years.

packeraaron's picture

gratif - interesting take on Bennett. Sure, he never put up flashy numbers, but he was always at his best when the weather turned and the tracks at Lambeau and Soldier turned to mud. Plus, he was great in the screen game and in pass pro. A highlight reel? No. A very solid back? Yes.

Franklin Hillside's picture

Very solid is all you need with a great passing attack.

I wish McCarthy would be more interested in screen passes....or at least interested in teaching the linemen how to block them.

packeraaron's picture

To be fair Franklin, once he got Tauscher back and Sitton really solidified the RG spot, McCarthy used the screen, esp over to the right side, quite a bit as the year went on.

Franklin Hillside's picture

I tend to speak in hyperbole early in the morning prior to java, but I will have to review my thoughts on McCarthy and the screen pass.

This is just one more piece of evidence that points to Mark Tauscher as the MVP of the offense....That's just semi-hyperbole.

Side note: congrats and enjoy the combine.

Nypacker's picture

I'll be honest here, pass protection is nice and all but this shows the weakness of our offensive line. We actually need a RB to help us out rather than the front 5taking care of of it on their own.besides I also would like to see Jackson step it up in the run game.

Ruppert's picture

Every team needs RBs to step up in pass protection from time to time, no matter how good or bad their O line is. As often as defenses blitz and stunt these days, there is often a defender coming free into a hole, or there are simply more rushers than blockers. A lot of times, a great block by a RB results in a big offensive play, too. I like Jackson and he deserves props. Dude's just gotta stay healthy!!!

FITZCORE1252's picture

Ruppert,

DIT-FRIGGIN'-O, dead on.

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