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Offline TheKanataThrilla  
#46 Posted : Monday, November 5, 2012 11:13:56 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: gbguy20 Go to Quoted Post
IDC what the numbers say, I was happier with Starks running the ball.


Me too until he fumbled the ball. This seems like a risk/reward type of situation. Starks provides more talent, but is more likely to cause the negative play.
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#47 Posted : Monday, November 5, 2012 2:36:08 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: TheKanataThrilla Go to Quoted Post
Me too until he fumbled the ball. This seems like a risk/reward type of situation. Starks provides more talent, but is more likely to cause the negative play.


Yeah, I'd rather 2.5ish yards per carry average on 20 attempts and no fumbles than than a 4.0 ypc average and a fumble or two, at least I'm pretty sure I would. This offense has and will continue to run through Aaron Rodgers and the passing game. The running game is there for the attempts and hopefully enough yardage to keep the defense honest and allow the offensive line to tee off on the defense a bit. Obviously a better average is ideal, but most important, don't turn the damn ball over. Even if there is no running game, with the ball in Aaron Rodgers hands, the Packers always have a chance. Allow Starks or Green to fumble the ball away and the opposing team to keep Rodgers off the field for extended periods of time is a recipe for disaster for the packers.

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#48 Posted : Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:11:26 AM(UTC)
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"McCarthy said the Packers will let “next week tell us the story” about how the team will proceed with platooning running backs James Starks and Alex Green in the backfield, but it sounded promising that Starks will continue to see an expanded role on offense."


James Starks, hasn't had ball security issues before, so hopefully it doesn't become one now and it looks like he'll get more playing time. Of course, unless he puts the ball on the turf again.

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#49 Posted : Tuesday, November 6, 2012 3:18:37 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
"McCarthy said the Packers will let “next week tell us the story” about how the team will proceed with platooning running backs James Starks and Alex Green in the backfield, but it sounded promising that Starks will continue to see an expanded role on offense."


James Starks, hasn't had ball security issues before, so hopefully it doesn't become one now and it looks like he'll get more playing time. Of course, unless he puts the ball on the turf again.


One of them will get injured.

Meantime, the Packers will platoon them based on matchups.

If one of them gets injured too badly, they might even make Grant a lowball offer.
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#50 Posted : Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:43:11 PM(UTC)
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Well, if Starks doesn't have the motivation to stay on the field and produce with Green nipping at his heals.. then this might be the last stand he has in Green Bay.
Mike McCarthy has done all but color him a picture... want reps stay on the field you candy ass.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#51 Posted : Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:51:07 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
One of them will get injured.

Meantime, the Packers will platoon them based on matchups.

If one of them gets injured too badly, they might even make Grant a lowball offer.


At this point I don't think league minimum for Grant would be considered "lowball"
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#52 Posted : Friday, November 16, 2012 9:46:51 PM(UTC)
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#53 Posted : Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:43:18 AM(UTC)
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#54 Posted : Saturday, November 17, 2012 2:08:34 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
I've been critical of Green, but that one article explained alot to me. He's actually got a pretty good per carry average, except when he tries to run behind Newhouse and Land. Makes alot more sense now.

I'd still like to see them play more to his skill set though.


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#55 Posted : Saturday, November 17, 2012 9:06:05 AM(UTC)
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Well folks, bad news.

I picked up James Starks on my fantasy team. So that means, he'll fumble twice and Green will start next week. Brick wall

Sorry guys and gals.
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Offline gbguy20  
#56 Posted : Saturday, November 17, 2012 10:54:36 AM(UTC)
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I've had starks on my bench since cedric went down and now im starting him over daburnaturna get at me
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#57 Posted : Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:12:18 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: zombieslayer Go to Quoted Post
Well folks, bad news.

I picked up James Starks on my fantasy team. So that means, he'll fumble twice and Green will start next week. Brick wall

Sorry guys and gals.




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#58 Posted : Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:12:39 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: gbguy20 Go to Quoted Post
I've had starks on my bench since cedric went down and now im starting him over daburnaturna get at me


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#59 Posted : Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:41:04 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
Arab?


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#60 Posted : Saturday, November 17, 2012 1:04:01 PM(UTC)
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That's Michael Turner, not whatever Arab name you threw up there lol

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