Tag Archive: John Crockett

Packers’ Backfield ‘Hits the Ground Running’

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The Packers' running game got a big boost even before Eddie Lacy came to town. The Super Bowl run during the 2010 season was successful in part because of the work of James Starks. Then the Packers picked up Eddie Lacy who became a phenom. Ted Thompson is not one to rest in his laurels however. Just like he continues to bring in wide receivers to the chagrin of many in Packernation, T.T. keeps bringing in running backs. This is especially important as the average length of career for a running back in the NFL is about three years. In…

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Breaking Down a “Special Offense” Part 3 – The Running Backs

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The Packers ended a running back drought when James Starks came on to help the Packers win Super Bowl XLV in 2010. Then they got Eddie Lacy who kicked the running game up a notch (or two) from there. The combination of Lacy and Starks has been a potent one, combining for 1,472 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in 2014 and forcing defenses to pick their poison if they wanted to blanket the Packers' talented receiver corps and leave the box a little thin... (more…)

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OTA Underdogs: John Crockett

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There are always some guys that come into OTA's as long shots, but some of their stories are so compelling that you just can't help but root for them. Sometimes we even want one of these long shots to win out over a vet...for example a Carl Bradford (excited to see if Bradford makes a leap this year) over a Brad Jones last season. But this year, there is a guy that I really want to see make the team does not come from the draft class but is un-drafted North Dakota State rookie running back John Crockett. (more…)

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