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Running Game + Defense + Rodgers = Playoff Win Packers 21, Eagles 16

It doesn’t matter how you spin it…the Green Bay Packers have proven over and over that they are a force to be reckoned with.

Winning the Wild Card game over the Eagles today was a shining example of a team that  has become balanced and in sync.

We’ve depended on Rodgers to pull the team to victory on many occasions. We’ve played games where the win was on the defense’s broad shoulders… We’ve even needed a little luck to put W in the Win/Lose column.

But today, the Packers showed the world that they are truly a TEAM.

I’ve been preaching to the choir about RB James Starks since he became healthy enough to get off of PUP.  I’ve tried to understand how coach McCarthy could sacrifice the running game because he didn’t like what Starks could do on special teams. Continue reading

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Green Bay Packers Fans – Meet James Starks – RB

All Green Bay Packers fans have been talking about the need for a change at running back since week 2. The week after Ryan Grant was injured, the week Brandon Jackson took over the #1 RB position and the same week we became thoroughly underwhelmed with his abilities.

We wanted it to work, we tried to be fair, we’ve been biting our tongues for the last 10 weeks…but the lack of his running prowess has exhausted our patience. Even if the coaches don’t think there is a problem with our running game, even if they think having Rodgers as our leading rusher is okay by them, it’s time for a change. And that change may finally be coming this Sunday.

James Starks

Rumor has it that James Starks may get a few touches. He’s coming off an injury to a torn hamstring, but has been practicing weekly since removed from the physically unable to perform list. In a recent interview James stated that he’s been running hard, making good cuts and giving the first team some good looks…. translation – he’s ready to play.  Continue reading