With the reigning NFL MVP at quarterback, the Green Bay Packers are never going to be a pound-it-out, run-first operation.
Opposing defenses insist on playing their safeties deep in cover-2 schemes, a tactic meant to take away the Packers' downfield passing game while daring them to run. So the party line that the success of the Green Bay running game is measured more on the quantity of the runs than the quality is no longer valid.
Says who? Quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
''I think we all have to admit here that it's about the production,'' Rodgers said on his radio show earlier this week. ''It's a nice thing to say, that it's about the quantity not the quality, but who are we kidding here? It's about the production.''
Coming off one of their most productive performances on the ground this season, when Alex Green had 12 carries for 58 yards and James Starks 15 for 66 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown against Minnesota, the Packe...