That as it is, ever since Greg Bedard mentioned that Quinn Johnson might be the odd man out come cut time, I made sure to pay special attention to Johnson’s play on the field at Cleveland.
Contrary to what you might see in practice, Johnson’s play on the field was nothing short of solid against the Browns. I watched every single play Johnson made, and I just don’t see the lack of fire everyone is talking about.
I submit into evidence: Quinn Johnson Unleashed.
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(with minute marks underneath for your viewing pleasure)
0:06 The Packers actually score with a run on the goal line. Johnson owns his man. Love Dietrich-Smith elbowing his dude. Note Lumpkin doing the stupid salute in the endzone..
0:16 Johnson prevents a possible TFL or safety by leveling the linebacker.
0:22 Johnson pushes the line 3-4 yards. Two plays, and out of the shadow of the endzone.
0:29 Solid on the pass protection.
0:32 Bring in a veteran.
0:36 Total and complete domination.
0:48 I don’t know who #43 is, but Charles Dillon made him look like a little girl.
0:52 Johnson moves his man completely out of the picture. You also see some of the burst that Quinn Porter has to offer.
1:03 Has anyone figured out what the hell Porter is doing here with that celebration? I’m calling it “The Cereal.”
1:06 Same play, but note the nice job by Dietrich-Smith getting to the second level.
1:17 He got, “jacked up.”
1:23 I may have saved my career. Or, I’m totally psycho.
1:34 One more time for good measure. Ouch.
After watching all of the film, I just can’t see the Packers parting way this kind of truck stick player. He may still be one-dimensional, but far too many times we have seen the Packers unable to convert running plays in short yardage situations.
Quinn Johnson solves that problem.
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