Posted November 03, 2012 on gnb.scout.com
PLAYERS: Alex Green
TEAMS: Green Bay Packers
Over the last three weeks, the Packers rank 30th in yards per carry, and the lack of first-down success could be a major issue against Arizona. For Alex Green, the issue is finding the right tempo; for the offensive line, it's about fundamentals.
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