Originally written on Pro Football Spot  |  Last updated 3/29/14

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 08: Running back Ahman Green #34 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by linebacker Barrett Ruud #51 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on November 8, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 38-28. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
As most Green Bay Packers fans would attest, the Ted Thompson-Mike McCarthy era has not come up roses out of sheer coincidence. Nearly a decade of diligent planning and sound decision making has bolstered the team as one of most highly-regarded organizations in the league. While the team has flourished through its “draft and develop” philosophy, some positions have given the Packers their share of headaches along the way. The running back position has been a roller coaster ride in and of itself for the past few years. Let’s flash back to 2005, shall we? The Packers pitiful 4-12 season was epitomized by their running game, or rather the lack thereof. You surely remember the likes of Samkon Gado, Ahman Green, Noah Herron, Tony Fisher and Najeh Davenport. As a unit, Green Bay totaled 1,352 yards and 11 touchdowns on 398 carries. The leading rusher, 23-year-old Samkon Gado, compiled 582 yards while breaking the goal line six times (on 143 carries). To put those numbers in perspective, 2...
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