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Packers Need to Establish Consistency Up Front

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The protection in front of Aaron Rodgers has been a rollercoaster ride since the 2011 MVP took over as starter four years ago.  Rodgers found the turf often in 2008 and was lucky to play a full season in 2009. With two respectable seasons now under their belt, it's time for the offensive line to take it to the next level. The barrier to becoming a consistently elite front five? The uncertain picture at tackle. Let's put the Scott Wells and Chad Clifton talk to the side here. For a quarterback to have sustainable production in this league, he must…

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2011 Roster Evaluations: Running Backs

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In a year where Aaron Rodgers' arm fueled most of the offensive production, the Green Bay backfield was left in the shadows. James Starks picked up where he left off in the prior postseason, leaving many to believe he would become the feature back by December. Instead, a late-season resurgence by Ryan Grant kept the backfield split through the final match in January. Kudos to Mike McCarthy for calling plays around each of his backs' strengths rather than inserting any back into running plays. Grant, a known liability inside the tackles, used his speed to turn standard sweeps into sizable…

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