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Changing James Starks' Running style

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by NYPacker, May 2, 2010.

  1. NYPacker

    NYPacker Cheesehead

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    The Packers want Starks to run lower than his current form. Surprise, surprise they plan on doing this by making him lower his "pad level." I wonder which genius suggested that *cough* Mccarthy *cough*

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  2. 3irty1

    3irty1 Fear the Dreads!

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    If it keeps him from getting injured, I see no problem with it. Hopefully when push comes to shove he maintains his quick instincts
     
  3. ThinkICare

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    Obviously, that was a problem with Starks. This was to be expected.
     
  4. Green_Bay_Packers

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    He can avoid get injured why moan?
     
  5. NYPacker

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    LOL I wasn't really making a complaint about anything. Just wanted to make a side joke on Mccarthy. He really is obsessed with "pad levels" :)

    If it helps Starks avoid injury then I'm all for it. However the report points out that this "may" prevent injury because it's not a gaurantee. For all we know changing his running style may not even fix the problem. His physicians haven't said where the shoulder injury even came from.
     
  6. FrankRizzo

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    Pad Level is always the key for Mike.

    Starks reminds me of Eric Dickerson in terms of size and running style.
    Dickerson wouldn't have a HOF career if he was starting his career in today's football IMO.

    Have any of us ever seen Starks play? What network televised Buffalo games? Even the Bills aren't on national TV anymore.
     
  7. claybillings

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    Probably over in buffalo but other than that I don't remember seeing a Buffalo game except for last year. And I'm not sure Starks was their main runner last year.
     
  8. Mack_20

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    There werent very many Buffalo games I saw maybe one on ESPN 2 late at night once, but honestly can't say that I paid a lot of attention to him, after all, it was a Buffalo game haha
     
  9. ThinkICare

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    He wasn't. He was out the whole year and had to have shoulder surgery I think.
     
  10. MelrosE

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    I hope Starks does well and beats out Grant for the starting job. Probably not going to happen this year, but within the next few seasons I could see it happen. I think he's more flashy and is more of a threat than Grant. I think these guys are going to make a nice 1-2 punch.
     
  11. FrankRizzo

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    I have a best friend who lives in Buffalo (Lake Side) and is a die-hard Packer fan. He never watched a Buffalo College game in his life. What are they, the Thundering Herd like Marshall? The Bills, Sabres, Bison, Bulls?
    Check that... I never knew he had watched some Thundering Heard, but he says he did in 2008 because that team won that conference for the first time ever.
     
  12. dansz15

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    I am really high on Starks. I think he is a monster, he has good cuts, good movement and decent speed. He also has great hands. He can catch the ball too. Personally, I think that in 2-3 years he will be the starter. I can't wait I think he has the potential to be a monster in the NFL. The Packers got a steal in round 6 for him, if he wasn't injured he may have gone as high as rounds 2 or 3. Being from Buffalo hurt him a little bit, but honestly, I don't care. For some reason he reminds me of Ray Rice, but I am not sure why.
     
  13. NYPacker

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    I'm still not as sold on Starks as many of you guys are. Maybe it's because pf my infatuation for quick, elusive runners. Overall Starks doesn't really have much of that nor the ability to truck and run over guys. He does possess a tiny bit of each characteristic with the ability to make catches.
     
  14. TheGiftedApe

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    Childress said he was gonna have to change, Adrian Peterson's style when he came out in the draft, AP ran upright as a tree in college. This doesn't worry me, if anything this say's MM is really liking Starks, and Starks is putting in the 1 on 1 time to learn better technique.
     
  15. bravesman18

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    I'm completely behind McCarthy, so whatever he says goes. I still wish he would show some more intensity and passion sometimes(when the Pack make big mental errors he still pretty much stands there and makes that funny face). I really felt like he coached his *** off in the playoff game vs the Cardinals(who on earth saw that on-sider coming from HIM??) Pad-level, however basic it sounds, is important in football.
     
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    I agree completely, if you look at the situations he has been in, in the playoff's, you'd have to say he does a damn good job.(2007 was favre's fault, and last years cardinal game, keeping the pack in it and getting the lead in the 4th quarter was a superb coaching job) Regular season he makes some questionable calls, but it happens.
     
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    Honestly if you think about it his ability to play call and get us back into that Cardinals game was nothing short of magic. It was really our defense that blew that game, and that is not to say Dom Capers made the wrong calls, but it just looked like our defensive players were tired and they couldn't make the plays.
     

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