James Starks seeking starting job as he enters free agency

James Starks will turn 30 next month but the running back will enter the free agency period seeking a starting job. Stars rushed for 601 yards (4.1 avg) while adding 392 yards receiving and five total touchdowns during the Packers 2015 campaign. The numbers were career bests for Starks who also fumbled five times. “Opportunity is all I need,” Starks said via the Milwaukee Journal...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy: Eddie Lacy has been ‘rejuvenated’

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy still might have a chance to claw his way out of coach Mike McCarthy’s doghouse before the season ends. After practice on Tuesday, McCarthy praised Lacy and said he is expecting him to have a “productive” game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. “I think Eddie’s been rejuvenated,” McCarthy said, according to the team’s official...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy: James Starks is Packers starting RB

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy officially declared what the snaps and touches have made clear over the last month. James Starks has jumped Eddie Lacy as the Packers starting running back. McCarthy said Wednesday that Starks is Green Bay’s “No. 1 back going into Detroit,” per Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “He’s played very well; he’s earned that opportunity...
Via The Sports Daily
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers: Eddie Lacy will have more opportunities

Eddie Lacy has battled through a tough—read: unproductive—season, but the Green Bay Packers aren’t moving away from the running back. Despite James Starks performing like the better player right now, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said Lacy will continue being involved with the Packers attack. “Eddie, he...
Via Sportsnaut
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s too early to give up on Packers RB Eddie Lacy

The Packers are 6-0, but that doesn’t mean that owners of foam cheese headwear have nothing to worry about. Running back Eddie Lacy appeared to hit rock bottom in Sunday’s 27-20 win over the Chargers, running the ball four times for a career-low three yards while James Starks toted the ball 10 times for 112 yards and a touchdown. Lacy still seems to be hampered by an ankle...
Via The Sports Daily
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

James Starks proves value for the Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle

James Starks came into the Green Bay Packers’ Week 2 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks with plans of being a backup running back. He ended up being one of the major keys to a huge Packers’ win and getting revenge for their embarrassing loss in the NFC Championship game last year. After seeing star running back Eddie Lacy go down with an ankle injury, Starks was forced to come...
Via This Given Sunday
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: What is wrong with the offense?

In previous seasons, the Green Bay Packers strength has been their offense.  Led by the best quarterback in the NFL Aaron Rodgers, rising running back Eddie Lacy, and explosive wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, the Packers looked like a top five offense heading into this season.  Their weakness has been their defense.  The defense couldn’t stop anybody, which forced...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Impressions from preseason game #1

James Starks The Green Bay Packers fell to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night 20-16.  Like many other preseason games, the score does not tell much of the story when it comes to the game.  The game was played in a monsoon, with rain falling throughout most of the contest.  While the rain did not live up to expectations, here are some players that shined in rainy Tennessee...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Three late-round sleepers to target

While most of the publicity from the NFL Draft is on the players who were selected in the first round, the later rounds is often when some great gems are found.  Arguably a top five all time quarterback, Tom Brady wasn’t taken until the sixth round with the 199th overall pick.  Seattle Seahawks shutdown cornerback Richard Sherman was not taken until the fifth round in 2011....
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Packers re-sign Starks to two-year deal

The Green Bay Packers' rushing offense was the best it's been in a decade last season and the team is making sure to keep the two-headed monster that made it so successful intact for a couple more years. Green Bay has reportedly come to terms with free-agent running back James Starks on a two-year deal, according to multiple media outlets. Starks had received interest from other...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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