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Packers still adjusting to zone-blocking scheme

Sep. 19, 2006
Packers running back Ahman Green tries to hit a hole against New Orleans during the third quarter Sunday. Dan Powers/Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers
Packers running back Ahman Green tries to hit a hole against New Orleans during the third quarter Sunday. Dan Powers/Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers
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The Green Bay Packers probably aren't going to beat anyone this year until they get a running game.

The Packers' slow transition to their new zone-blocking run scheme, with two rookies starting at guard to boot, has played a major factor in their 0-2 start. Though they ran for 103 yards in their season-opening loss to Chicago, they had three key third- or fourth-down runs stuffed, and they gained almost half their rushing yards (44) in the fourth quarter with the Bears protecting a 26-0 lead.

Then this past Sunday, they rushed for only 63 yards in a 34-27 loss to New Orleans, a game they led 13-0 in ...

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