Originally posted on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 10/29/12
Running back James Starks has only six carries in the past three games While Alex Green has averaged a pathetic 2.4 yards per carry in the past three games, a now healthy James Starks has carried the ball a total of six times. And five of those six carries came in garbage time against Houston. People can blame the offensive line all they want, but I blame Mike McCarthy. There’s nothing the coach can do at this point about Jeff Saturday’s inability to get even the slightest bit of movement at the line of scrimmage, but there is something he can do about who’s running the ball. It’s time to reinstate Starks as the No. 1 running back. Remember him? He’s the guy who helped the Packers win the Super Bowl less than two years ago. He’s the guy who was averaging 4.5 yards per carry before spraining an ankle last November. He’s the guy who ran for 8 yards on his only carry on Sunday (which, by the way, was 1 yard longer than Green’s longest run in 22 carries). Look, Starks isn’t perfect. Bes...
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