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Starks disappointing so far
Posted Aug. 03 at 07:13 AM
How often is the starting running back in a high-powered offense not particularly interesting? When it's James Starks of the Packers, apparently.
Green Bay tends to give carries to fullback John Kuhn near the goal line, or it lets Aaron Rodgers roll out and either pass or run for a score. Both of those players have more rushing scores than Green Bay tailbacks combined over the last two seasons: 8 for Kuhn, 7 for Rodgers, and 6 for the Starks-Ryan Grant-Brandon Jackson trio.
There's a lot of preseason left and plenty of time for Starks to turn things around, but history suggests the upside is fairly minimal in Green Bay's current offense. And if Starks isn't careful he'll see Green start getting more of what production there is, anyway.
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