Originally Posted by no love
While it is a great system and a lot of his runs came on cut backs in the zone scheme, he deserves all the credit that he gets. He runs hard, never fumbles, doesn't take many yards for loss and came up big when he needed to. What more can you ask for. Most of his runs came on long plays too, so he is explosive.
Also, Brandon Jackson and others did not do nearly as well in the same system.
He has great vision, and good speed, and very good agility, which is why the Packers wanted him for that specific zone system. They run alot of formations with 2 full backs, and run inside zone, and outside zone playside, and they run a simple lead backside, and all grant has to do is read playside, and if he doesn't like what's going on, just follow the backside FB leading on the backside LB.
And they do this from every formation, and tag their TE and bring him back into the backfield as a full back. While Grant is a good back for that system, it's really the creativity on offense, in terms of plays drawn up, and formations installed they use. Also, a good o-line helps make it even easier for Grant.