A Scout’s Take on the Packers’ Running Game Improvement

October 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I had a chance once again to talk to scout Chris Landry on Friday on The Steve Duemig Show. Chris is one of the best in the business when it comes evaluating players and teams, both in the NFL and in college football.
I asked Chris why the running game of the Green Bay Packers is so much better in 2013, as opposed to the recent past.
Because of the running backs (Eddie Lacy, James Starks and Johnathan Franklin). That has been the big key. As you know, there have been injuries on the offensive line, but what they have been able to do is establish the running game a little bit more. They have done a good job with their blocking schemes to enable them to run, even though they are struggling some in pass protection. It's the quality of the backs. They've got guys that are making you miss. They are also getting a lot of after-contact yardage.
The Packers are now ranked fifth in the NFL in rushing, as they have run the ball on average at 140.8 yards a game. That includes a ver...

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