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Philbin talks Grant's big day

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Packers running back Ryan Grant gave a glimpse of that rusher that posted back-to-back 1,200-yard seasons in 2008-09 on Sunday. He ran for 85 yards on 10 carries, including 47- and 6-yard touchdowns. Grant showed more speed than he has all season and added a nice 13-yard reception to the days work. So, what was the difference? Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin tired to explain. “He made a couple guys miss at the second level, No. 1, but we gave him some better opportunities to set up those one-on-one chances where he could make a DB miss or a linebacker miss at the second level,” Philbin said. “It’s never one thing. It wasn’t all Ryan; it wasn’t all the offensive line. We gave him some opportunities, and when he got to the second level, he made a couple guys miss. “That’s how you get a 47-yard run. They’ve got pursuit angles, they’ve got force responsibilities on defense that are going to eliminate those type of runs, so you’ve got to have somebody take it into his own hands and make somebody miss, and Ryan did that a couple times.”

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