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James Starks and Eddie Lacy look to coexist in Packers' backfield

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by News Bot, Oct 24, 2013.

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    I thought Lacy has been doing "ok" in pass protection?
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    Yeah I didn't notice Lacy having a problem on 3rd down. Hell we need him on 3rd down. If its 3rd and short lacy should be in imo.
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    Heres a thought. Might the Packers try to showcase Starks tonight in a possible trade scenario. Most suredly he wont be with the team next year. A lot of teams looking for a Quality running back right now.
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    This will make Kitten's day.
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    I don’t think the Packers would showcase Starks; there’s plenty of tape on him already for anyone interested. If a team is interested the only question would be Starks’ health and passing a physical would no doubt be a condition of a trade. Also my guess is the Packers want to have both Starks and Lacy available throughout the playoffs; they’re similar in style and either can ‘carry the load’. Franklin is a different kind of back – in spite of his one great game I don’t think they look at him as being capable of carrying the load. If they traded Starks, they’d probably have to promote Michael Hill, a rookie and where would they be if Lacy got hurt?

    Lacy was the guest this week on McCarthy’s TV show and during the chalk talk segment Larry McCarren showed a play in which Lacy not only picked up a blitz but put the LB on the turf. Lacy admitted he had screwed up some blitz pickups in earlier games but he’s definitely getting better at it, as McCarren noted.

    In addition to the quote posted by LTF from that story are these:
    So Lacy is the “main man” and will get the “majority of the plays” even though they will run the no-huddle most of the time.
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    I'm ok with Starks taking some snaps. It would keep Lacy fresher. They are both physical runners and can take turns banging on a defense .

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