But there is big news this weekend:
The Packers are reportedly on track to sign former every-team-in-the-league running back Joique Bell and while Bell has not had staying power either, he is serviceable and very productive out of the backfield. But the fact remains, if the Packers can’t find a running back who can carry the load, they will be relying on Ty Montgomery and Don Jackson going into the last half of the season.
The PackerNation head-to-head poll for the day takes a slightly different twist however. We know Ty Montgomery is going to be set in the Packers’ backfield today. And we can expect Don Jackson to get a little more work as well. But another back that is coming into his own in the Packers’ backfield is not a tailback at all. It is fullback Aaron Ripkowski.
Ripkowski has shown himself to be serviceable in catching passes out of the backfield in the past. He is a big guy so as a fullback he is expected to be a lead blocker. But one thing Rip has developed into is a serviceable quick-hit running back able to get a couple yards when needed. Aaron Rodgers commented this week on his development and the Packers’ situation leans in the direction of more passing attempts so the question becomes…
Who will have more rushing yards against the Colts? Don Jackson or Aaron Ripkowski? Jackson has the position that would expect to get more reps, but the Packers have hinted that Rip’s role could be expanded.
What say you PackerNation?