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BeTheMatch

Let it burn!
What have people heard about Samkon Gado and his chances to be the Packers' starter next year?The last thing I read was that his knee injury was minor and that "he enters the offseason as the front-runner to be the Packers' No. 1 RB next year."Obviously with a high pick, the Packers could go after one of the top backs in the draft, bring in a free agent or re-sign Ahman Green and/or Najeh Davenport.It seems to me that Gado performed very well in his limited opportunities this year. So has he shown enough for the Packers to go into next year with him as their starter?Any Packers homers out there with any info?

 

Fishboy

Footballguy
Haven't heard anything here to back up the claim that he is the front runner going into next year. Lot's of factors around Gado. Ahman is pretty much gone, although he has stated numerous times in the local media that he would like to stay in GB. Najeh is also a FA. Coming off his injury, many teams will most likely be gun shy, so his value will be down somewhat. Gado, IMO would make a good backup, but not so sure he is a #1 back over an entire season. He is very raw, but does have potential. Plus we have the figure in the draft into the equation. Not sure if the Pack will use the high pick on RB, unless it's Bush which will be gone by their pick.

 

BeTheMatch

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Haven't heard anything here to back up the claim that he is the front runner going into next year.

Lot's of factors around Gado. Ahman is pretty much gone, although he has stated numerous times in the local media that he would like to stay in GB. Najeh is also a FA. Coming off his injury, many teams will most likely be gun shy, so his value will be down somewhat.

Gado, IMO would make a good backup, but not so sure he is a #1 back over an entire season. He is very raw, but does have potential.

Plus we have the figure in the draft into the equation. Not sure if the Pack will use the high pick on RB, unless it's Bush which will be gone by their pick.
I thought I read that comment from a reporter in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
 

BeTheMatch

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In the five games this year in which he had more than 10 carries, he scored six touchdowns and went over 100 yards three times. So that's the million-dollar question - was that a flash in the pan or can he be THE guy?

 

Balco

Footballguy
As a Packer homer, Gado's emergence has at least spelled the end of Najeh Davenport officially, and probably Ahman Green. With that said, I am sure Thompson will address running back during the offseason, with either a high draft pick or a big free agent signing. There are a lof of running backs avaliable through free agency this year, and the draft is top heavy with solid backs.

 

BeTheMatch

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As a Packer homer, Gado's emergence has at least spelled the end of Najeh Davenport officially, and probably Ahman Green. With that said, I am sure Thompson will address running back during the offseason, with either a high draft pick or a big free agent signing. There are a lof of running backs avaliable through free agency this year, and the draft is top heavy with solid backs.
So you're saying that they're not comfortable going with Gado? Why not? Why not use the draft pick and/or free-agent dollars to improve another area? That would make sense if they were confident in Gado.
 

Balco

Footballguy
As a Packer homer, Gado's emergence has at least spelled the end of Najeh Davenport officially, and probably Ahman Green.  With that said, I am sure Thompson will address running back during the offseason, with either a high draft pick or a big free agent signing.  There are a lof of running backs avaliable through free agency this year, and the draft is top heavy with solid backs.
So you're saying that they're not comfortable going with Gado? Why not? Why not use the draft pick and/or free-agent dollars to improve another area? That would make sense if they were confident in Gado.
Gado seemed to get dinged up quite a bit, I like him as a runner, but his style invites injury. So no, I am not comfortable giving him the keys.
 

BeTheMatch

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Does Gado hold any trade value right now in Fantasy?
Well, I think he has a chance to be the guy. How much of a chance is what you have to decide when determining what to give up or ask for in trade.
 

BeTheMatch

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As a Packer homer, Gado's emergence has at least spelled the end of Najeh Davenport officially, and probably Ahman Green.  With that said, I am sure Thompson will address running back during the offseason, with either a high draft pick or a big free agent signing.  There are a lof of running backs avaliable through free agency this year, and the draft is top heavy with solid backs.
So you're saying that they're not comfortable going with Gado? Why not? Why not use the draft pick and/or free-agent dollars to improve another area? That would make sense if they were confident in Gado.
Gado seemed to get dinged up quite a bit, I like him as a runner, but his style invites injury. So no, I am not comfortable giving him the keys.
Interesting. I didn't really see too much of him. Just saw his numbers. Thanks for your input.
 
As a Packer homer, Gado's emergence has at least spelled the end of Najeh Davenport officially, and probably Ahman Green.  With that said, I am sure Thompson will address running back during the offseason, with either a high draft pick or a big free agent signing.  There are a lof of running backs avaliable through free agency this year, and the draft is top heavy with solid backs.
So you're saying that they're not comfortable going with Gado? Why not? Why not use the draft pick and/or free-agent dollars to improve another area? That would make sense if they were confident in Gado.
Gado seemed to get dinged up quite a bit, I like him as a runner, but his style invites injury. So no, I am not comfortable giving him the keys.
Interesting. I didn't really see too much of him. Just saw his numbers. Thanks for your input.
He was never "dinged up quite a bit" this season. He tore a ligament in his knee after getting hit directly on it. That was his only injury. Let's stick to the facts.Also, Noah Herron is doing pretty well with his chance right now. Perhaps it'd be better to go younger and cheaper? Both Gado and Herron have proven they can play a bit.

 
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derek19

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As a Packer homer, Gado's emergence has at least spelled the end of Najeh Davenport officially, and probably Ahman Green.  With that said, I am sure Thompson will address running back during the offseason, with either a high draft pick or a big free agent signing.  There are a lof of running backs avaliable through free agency this year, and the draft is top heavy with solid backs.
So you're saying that they're not comfortable going with Gado? Why not? Why not use the draft pick and/or free-agent dollars to improve another area? That would make sense if they were confident in Gado.
Gado seemed to get dinged up quite a bit, I like him as a runner, but his style invites injury. So no, I am not comfortable giving him the keys.
Interesting. I didn't really see too much of him. Just saw his numbers. Thanks for your input.
He was never "dinged up quite a bit" this season. He tore a ligament in his knee after getting hit directly on it. That was his only injury. Let's stick to the facts.Also, Noah Herron is doing pretty well with his chance right now. Perhaps it'd be better to go younger and cheaper? Both Gado and Herron have proven they can play a bit.
I heard of him getting some bruises because of him getting hit, but what NFL does not get bruises? Gado was the savior of my season. Thanks to KJ
 

cracKer

Shawn Culcasi
As a Packer homer, Gado's emergence has at least spelled the end of Najeh Davenport officially, and probably Ahman Green.  With that said, I am sure Thompson will address running back during the offseason, with either a high draft pick or a big free agent signing.  There are a lof of running backs avaliable through free agency this year, and the draft is top heavy with solid backs.
So you're saying that they're not comfortable going with Gado? Why not? Why not use the draft pick and/or free-agent dollars to improve another area? That would make sense if they were confident in Gado.
Buffalo drafted Willis McGahee with Travis Henry already on board. Ricky Williams/Deuce McAllister in New Orleans. Rudi Johnson/Chris Perry. Marshall Faulk/Steven Jackson. Thomas Jones/Cedric Benson. Many more instances where NFL teams drafted runners in the second/third rounds to shore up a running game with an established runner existing.Gado < established

 

BeTheMatch

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As a Packer homer, Gado's emergence has at least spelled the end of Najeh Davenport officially, and probably Ahman Green.  With that said, I am sure Thompson will address running back during the offseason, with either a high draft pick or a big free agent signing.  There are a lof of running backs avaliable through free agency this year, and the draft is top heavy with solid backs.
So you're saying that they're not comfortable going with Gado? Why not? Why not use the draft pick and/or free-agent dollars to improve another area? That would make sense if they were confident in Gado.
Buffalo drafted Willis McGahee with Travis Henry already on board. Ricky Williams/Deuce McAllister in New Orleans. Rudi Johnson/Chris Perry. Marshall Faulk/Steven Jackson. Thomas Jones/Cedric Benson. Many more instances where NFL teams drafted runners in the second/third rounds to shore up a running game with an established runner existing.Gado < established
I wasn't suggesting that Gado was established. I was just saying that if they do like him and think he can start, it would make sense to improve their team in other areas. I was actually just asking if anyone knew how the team felt about Gado looking ahead to next year.And I think drafting a RB in the second or third is much different than taking one in the top 10 of the first round.

 

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