Green Bay Packers: Does the Packers Running Game Need a Spark from Starks?

November 3, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

James Starks has been an enigma during his time in Green Bay. Just a few years ago, people discussed whether he should be the featured back for the Packers in the future, but now he has become a forgotten man.
During the Packers 2010 Super Bowl run and to start the 2011 season, Starks looked like an explosive player who had a chance to be a solid NFL runner. Injuries, however, have hindered his progress toward stardom, as he is now seen as a plodder without upside.
While Starks frustrates coaches and fans, this once highly-touted back deserves one more chance to help give the Packers running game a little productivity.
Ever since Cedric Benson went on Injured Reserve with a foot injury, the Packers running game has been disastrous. Mike McCarthy handed the reigns to Alex Green, a third round pick in 2010, and he has failed to produce. He has managed a mere 2.9 yards per carry on 76 attempts, even with defenses focusing on Aaron Rodgers and the passing game.
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