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05/23/2018

James Starks

Changing Of The Running Back

Packers coach Mike McCarthy named James Starks the team’s starting running back on Wednesday. The change needed to be made. The 29-year-old has clearly outplayed Eddie Lacy recently. But by making the move, the offense is now significantly weaker at two positions than it was a year ago. Green Bay is already playing all without No. 1 receiver Jordy Nelson,

Looking Ahead To Free Agency

With running back Eddie Lacy and 60% of the offensive line due to become unrestricted free agents in 2017, general manager Ted Thompson will face his most challenging offseason since the Summer of Favre. And while 2016 won’t be quite as imposing, it won’t be a walk in the park either. Six starters and kicker Mason Crosby

Backups Save The Day

The Packers played the defending NFC champion Seahawks without three of their best players on offense and two starters on defense. And while quarterback Aaron Rodgers was brilliant as usual, Green Bay wouldn’t have won without big efforts from four backups. The Packers needed to move the ball effectively on the ground in order to slow

Notebook: Could Burnett Sit In Dime?

While Morgan Burnett is coming off his best season, the veteran safety was far more effective against the run than the pass. I know this sounds far-fetched, but if the idea is to have the best players on the field at all times, it might make sense for first-round draft pick Damarious Randall to replace Burnett

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