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Packers Podcast: Decision to Keep James Starks Paying Off

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Packers Podcast: Decision to Keep James Starks Paying Off

On Monday I joined Bart Winkler on K107 in Fond du Lac to take a look back at Sunday's Packers victory over Washington. We discussed a decision to keep running back James Starks that seems to be paying off, how and why Aaron Rodgers played as well as he did, and how the Packers view their loss to the 49ers now that the Niners lost to the Seahawks.

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Brian Carriveau is the author of "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and an editor at Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email carriveau@uwalumni.com.

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Oppy's picture

I was among those who lost patience with Starks a long time ago, and I really liked what Alex Green brought to the ta
ble over Starks.

Starks proved me wrong yesterday from a talent perspective. Now he's just got to stay healthy.

The nice thing about being me is, I'm equally okay with being right or being wrong, when being wrong is a good thing!

Keep up the good work, Mr. Starks, and stay healthy

Stroh's picture

Talent was never an issue for Starks. It has always been about staying healthy.

ben's picture

If starks got 132, green would have gotten 150. Green is the better back, but starks got the holes.

jeremy's picture

I'm more ok with you being wrong when being you being wrong is a good thing. ;)

Bert's picture

very surprised and pleased the Packers kept Starks. I always have thought the talent was there but not the drive to maximize the talent. That, and the constant injuries. Hopefully, Starks has turned the corner and can provide some talent and stability at RB. Time will tell but I sure hope yesterday was not a flash in the pan.

themasterfake's picture

no way the Packers were ever considering cutting a healthy 27 year old running back with a Super Bowl ring. I just do not belive that ever was on the table.

chicago hooligan's picture

Since the 2010 playoffs--and before yesterday--Starks had one game with 20+ carries and two rush TDs. He had over 75 yards once.

It was a nice game from him yesterday but I'm not getting my hopes up for consistent performance.

JakeK's picture

Wise choice. .. There were some pretty big holes for Starks to hit. Give him credit for quick decisions but the OL deserves most of the credit.

dawg's picture

Anyone else notice Daniels play on DL. he looked energized! Just sayn!

Jamie's picture

Yep. Looks quick and stout for his size..made a jump from yr 1 to 2.

mudduckcheesehead's picture

Love the energy Daniels is bringing. I remember when he was drafted, some were calling him a poor man's John Randle. That'd be pretty awesome if he kept on developing to the point where we hear those comparisons again.

dawg's picture

Cincy. will be a big test, on the road!

dawg's picture

We are spoiled!! w/ AR

dawg's picture

Prayers to Lacy

TommyG's picture

I too liked what Starks was able to produce on Sunday. Our O line looked really good against the Redskins, and that opened some good holes for him to get through. While I'm well aware of the skins woes on defense this year, I think that our O line should be able to do similar things against the Bengals.

chicago hooligan's picture

If anything, the decision to not sign old, oft-injured free agent RBs like Jackson and Bush is paying off.

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