People can talk about Jamarko and how he is Greg Jennings 2.0 but I am more excited about the human wrecking machine, Quinn Johnson.
Every year there’s a late round guy that fans fall in love with. People thought Matt Flynn could come in and start in case Aaron Rodgers…wasn’t Aaron Rodgers. Some people got a crush on DeShawn Wynn(me) and others had man love for Ingle Martin, the QB\Punter combo player who could do neither job well. This year for me it’s Quinn Johnson.
His mix of blocking power and destructive short yard ball carrying reminds me of Mike Alstott and I don’t think the comparison is too crazy. Mike was 6-1, 248 pounds. Quinn is 6-1, 250. Same body size. Things could get really ugly in the Green Bay backfield and that will be beautiful!
Quinn Johnson just likes to hit people. He doesn’t even really care about carrying the ball, which he does pretty well. He just likes to get the assignment, find the guy he has to hit, and then knock him down. Basically he’s the waterboy.
Let me hit you with this QJ quote and see if you like it. “That's pretty much what I play for, to get big blocks.”
That excites me considering we didn’t have the best fullback play in 2008. Kuhn and Hall were serviceable but they never changed a game or helped out Ryan Grant out too much, and Ryan needed all the help he could get.
It’s not even his fullback blocking that excites me. I love the fullback dive and so does McCarthy. If his rookie camp comments on Quinn were any indication, we should expect to see Quinn touch the ball quite a bit in 2009.
I’m sure you’ve all seen this by now but let’s take another look!
Let’s face it, Jamarko isn’t seeing playing time unless we suffer injuries that are on par with last year’s MASH unit. Quinn on the other hand, will be playing on the first play of the 2009 Packers season – the kickoff. He is likely to get much more playing time beyond special teams as well.
Get ready to watch this kid mash.