Later today or tomorrow ( by 3 P.M. Central) we will learn the final makeup of 53-man roster which will open the season for the Green Bay Packers at Chicago on Sunday, September 13. Today, with a full body of work now in the books, we roll out our final Version 3.0.
The defense, specialist and coaching grades to follow tomorrow.
Look forward to your reactions.
Aaron Rodgers: A-
Rodgers became one of the leagues best quarterbacks throughout the course of the season and did a great job attacking his major flaw – holding on to the ball too long. Next season should cement Rodgers as an elite NFL quarterback.
Matt Flynn: C
Flynn looked worlds better when he saw the field this season than he did last year in his one appearance. Of course, coming in for mop-up duty is much different than coming in down big and needing to drive the team to a score…
Ryan Grant: B
Ended the season with several big runs and definitely showed the same explosion through the hole he displayed in ’07. Did an adequate job in the passing game but still needs work in that area
Brandon Jackson: B+
An absolute beast in pass protection, Jackson not only improved in that area, he became a true threat in the screen game. Needs more opportunities.
Ahman Green: C
Green was brought in for his veteran leadership and he supplied it. Obviously not the elite back he was under Mike Sherman, but a pro’s pro who gets the job done.
Deshawn Wynn: D
The coaching staff raved about his ability all offseason and throughout training camp. It never appeared on the field in 2009 before the second year back was put on I.R.
Korey Hall: C
Bit by the injury bug all year, Hall was an exceptional lead blocker when he did see the field.
John Kuhn: C
A versatile player that McCarthy uses in numerous ways, his pass catching ablility offsets his less-than-stellar blocking
Quinn Johnson: C-
Johnson, inactive the first part of the season, had one or two blocks a game that showed you why the Packers drafted him. His inability to grasp the system early was a big disappointment.
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