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NFC North showdown: Time to worry, Green Bay?

Here we go. It’s time for Part 2 of our two-part breakdown ahead of Sunday’s NFC North showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. For Part 1, courtesy of Vikings fan Joe Oberle, click here. I am going to model my take strongly off of Mr. Oberle’s, with some recent history—I’ve personally never covered the Packers but have been a fan since I was old...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Starks gives the Packers more than just RB depth

Yesterday, Mike McCarthy did a lot more than just announce that James Starks will be the starting running back for the Green Bay Packers, moving Eddie Lacy to the backup role; McCarthy addressed the biggest issue the team has right now, and it has nothing to do with the run game. There is one trait that every successful, cohesive team in the NFL possesses year after year. It is...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers name James Starks starting running back, demote Eddie Lacy

The Green Bay Packers have made a change atop their depth chart, as James Starks will supplant Eddie Lacy as the team’s starting running back going forward. Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced the change on Wednesday. “He’s played very well, he’s earned that opportunity,” McCarthy said of Starks. “I’m not a big believer in just...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  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 “He’s played very well; he’s earned that opportunity...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers give starting role to James Starks over Eddie Lacy

The Green Bay Packers are coming off of two embarrassing losses, and they’ve decided to make a change at running back before Sunday’s contest against the Detroit Lions. Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters the team has listed James Starks as the No. 1 back with Eddie Lacy taking a back seat. “I would say James is our No. 1 back right now going into Detroit,” McCarthy said...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Starks moves into starting role for Packers

James Starks is now the Green Bay Packers' top running back, replacing the slumping Eddie Lacy. Coach Mike McCarthy said before practice on Wednesday that Starks is the team's "No. 1 back right now" entering this weekend's game against Detroit. McCarthy says the team will stick with a one-two punch at running back. Starks typically received chunks of playing time when he came off...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy names James Starks as Packers' No. 1 running back

Packers RB James Starks has been more productive than Eddie Lacy this season. Derick E. Hingle USA TODAY SportsJames Starks -- not Eddie Lacy -- is the Green Bay Packers' No. 1 running back heading into this weekend's matchup with the Detroit Lions. The writing was on the wall already, but head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed it on Wednesday, via the team's official Twitter account...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

James Starks fantasy outlook – Start him over Eddie Lacy?

Fantasy football owners who drafted Eddie Lacy in the first round are likely beyond frustrated, and understandably so. But the savvy ones should already have help sitting on their bench in the form of veteran back James Starks. According to Rob Demovsky of, Lacy left Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers with a groin...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  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

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