Packers running backs coach Jerry Fontenot on RB Alex Green, the Packersí third-round draft choice:
• We have very talented group of backs. Have guys who can block and run in open space very well. In this league you canít have enough good running backs. Happy to have Alex Green as part of our team. He can catch ball out of backfield. Watching him on film, he stuck out that he got hit downfield, popped right back up. Guys appreciate his toughness.
• Green is a good kid. Heís a joy to be around.
• JUCO experience says a lot about his perseverance.
• Despite Hawaii throwing ball a lot, he had 1,199 yards rushing last season. Heís a guy that was obviously worthy of them giving him shots with football even though they were such a prolific passing offense.
• One thing we stress is ball security. Everybody is subject to it. He will not be any different. All that stuff is coachable. He also will need to work on pass protection.
• Heís a kid that lowers his shoulder, runs hard, doesnít want to go down.
• He wasnít called on much at Hawaii for pass protection. But heís aggressive, not afraid to stick his nose in there. Heís a big physical guy so he has the tools.
• Based on his size and way he runs football, heís pretty good in any situation. Heís got good situational skills. Has nose for where the goal line is. I think heís a good short yardage back as well.
• As far as transitions go, this is about as smooth as can be, going from O-line coach to RB coach. One area Iíve spent good amount of time is running routes and check-downs. Iím leaning on Edgar Bennett for as much information as I can gather.
• Our No. 1 focal point is ball security. You canít win in this league without holding on to the football. Regardless of the player, history, past, thatís what gets coached up with everybody.