Tag Archive: james starks

PackerNation Head-to-Head POLL: Who Will Have More Yards?

  10 months ago     42 Views     Leave your thoughts  

One of the surprises of the Packers' 2016 season so far is the revolving door at the running back position. The concurrent injuries of Eddie Lacy and James Starks threw the Packers' offensive backfield into a tizzy. Then, Lacy had to be put on I.R. and Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy avoided the question as to whether the Packers were going to try to draw Lacy off the list once he is healed. Starks practiced this week, but coming off knee surgery in a season where he wasn't playing well anyway is cold comfort for a team that now has…

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Circle the Stat: Bonus Edition

  10 months ago     51 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Mike McCarthy says stats are for losers...yet he uses them every day. In reality, I agree with McCarthy wholeheartedly...I constantly see stats quoted as if they are predictive...especially in fantasy football. But McCarthy uses the statistical data to get a clearer picture of tendencies and understand where the focus needs to be, and that is valuable. So from time to time, I do "Circle the Stat" and pull out a stat or two that I think matter and talk about why it matters. Usually, I do it on the live show "Good PackerNation Morning" but I thought I would throw in…

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AM Quickslant: One of My Favorite Signings of the Offseason Will Surprise You

  1 year ago     40 Views     1 Comment  

Before the draft, Packers fans watch free agency with all the fervor of an armadillo watching a stray tumbleweed. Exciting it is not, but this year I am excited about two signings and one in particular that no one is talking about. While I am excited about Jared Cook working with Aaron Rodgers this year, I am equally excited about the signing of James Starks. Yes, James Starks.  (more…)

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Starks the Starter: Now is the Time to Take the Reins

  1 year ago     70 Views     1 Comment  

The decision to promote James Starks to starting running back was easy from a performance standpoint but difficult from a personal standpoint. I love that kid and hope he gets back on his horse very soon. In the meantime, James Starks will be an important cog in the Packers chances for the next four games. If there ever was an opportunity for the Packers to take the reins and show that control was never out of reach in the NFC North, the time is now. Aaron Rodgers said this week that he could not remember a stretch of NFC North…

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