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Packers Dujuan Harris
10/06/2014 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Packers Running Back and Kick Returner
Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn co-hosted Monday’s Clubhouse Live, Post-Crescent Media’s live weekly football show. Packers running back DuJuan Harris was Kuhn’s guest.
Among the topics they touched on were the setback against Seattle, kickoff returns, bouncing back from injury and Packers running backs coach Sam Gash. The show can be seen live at The Clubhouse Sports Pub & Grill in downtown Appleton or at clubhouselive.com.
Here are select answers from the interview:
Q: As you look back on Thursday’s loss, what were the breakdowns from an offensive standpoint? Was it more a case of what you didn’t do versus what the Seahawks did?
Kuhn: They’re a great defense, and they played really, really well. They played downhill. They played physical. And they had that place rocking for them. … It was tough, but we did make some mistakes. We did make some errors. We have a lot of things that we can look at and room to improve and get better as a football team. To have that game as Game 1 is definitely better than to have it as Week 15 or 16. That’s what we’re going to try and take from it. We’re going to put a positive spin on this and get better and (have) a better performance on Sunday.
Q: You returned two kickoffs against Seattle that were deep in the end zone. What’s the rule on that as you’re coached? Is there a certain spot where you receive the ball that coaches say is off-limits in trying a return?
Harris: (Smiling) The rule is if it’s past five yards deep, I’ve got to keep it in. But I got a little anxious on one of them, and I brought it out. And I shouldn’t have. But we fixed that. It was a mistake by me, and I accepted it.
Kuhn: I tell you what. This is a guy who lived up to it, owned it. And you’re going to see some big, big things out of him this year as a kickoff returner.
Q: You missed all of last season because of injury. What did you learn about yourself during that time? And did you find you had an even greater hunger for the game?
Harris: I looked at it as a positive. I was like, ‘You know what? I probably need to think about life after football.’ I had lots of time, so I just sat at my house and thought about a lot of things. And that’s something I needed to do because I probably didn’t take the time out to do it while I was still playing. Because some people don’t appreciate things when it’s going good. They only think about it when things are going bad. So I looked at it as the time I needed.
Q: Former all-pro and Pro Bowl fullback Sam Gash is now the Packers’ running backs coach. What has he brought to the meeting room and practice field that has been a benefit to you?
Kuhn: I love Coach Gash in the room. He’s amazing. He has been there. He has done that. He was a 12-year vet, and he has seen every block there is. He has made every block there is. And he understands it. Sometimes, it’s not going to look pretty. Sometimes, it’s not going to be easy. But you’ve got to get the job done. … And I appreciate the fact that he can relate to that job individually. I know for all of us, he brings a grit and a determination to that room that’s just fun to play for. It’s fun to follow, and it’s fun to listen to and be coached by a guy with that experience and that type of tenacity.
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