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Offline Porforis  
#71 Posted : Monday, November 19, 2012 6:09:09 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Pack93z Go to Quoted Post
25 att 74 yards. 2.96 per carry.

And now we are talking him as the permanent starter?

The guys runs hard, but he also runs high and takes a ton of heavy contact. I like him, but I think he also will struggle to continue to be available. Hope not, but.

I think he played a very nice game, but he is not the end all be all for the Packers running game, the "bell cow" if you will. The cliche word lately apparently.

If Benson comes back, healthy, he becomes that guy, with Starks rotating in. And I still think Green should be the third down back with a handful of carries a game.


I think that if you take out the 2 or 3 plays when he was tackled for negative yards as a result of a defender screaming through barely touched or slowly developing plays to the outside, that YPC would be closer to 3.5. I still say that if you throw APete behind this line, he'll look like a top 5 RB at best instead of a hall of famer.
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#72 Posted : Monday, November 19, 2012 8:11:43 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Porforis Go to Quoted Post
I think that if you take out the 2 or 3 plays when he was tackled for negative yards as a result of a defender screaming through barely touched or slowly developing plays to the outside, that YPC would be closer to 3.5. I still say that if you throw APete behind this line, he'll look like a top 5 RB at best instead of a hall of famer.


Keep in mind their weird obsession with running him to the left as well.
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#73 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:59:04 AM(UTC)
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Starks had a pretty good day. Didn't put the ball on the ground, while facing a beast of a DL. Happy with that performance, but still hoping we get Benson back soon.

Like Green for short passing plays. Want to make sure we keep his head in the game as well. Brandon Jackson was useful for us in our Super Bowl winning playoff run and I can see Green playing a similar role.
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#74 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:58:32 AM(UTC)
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Starks is our only RB who can consistently break tackles. He probably got over half that yardage after contact and got a lot more of it than probably Benson or Green could have in that game.
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#75 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 8:26:57 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: steveishere Go to Quoted Post
Starks is our only RB who can consistently break tackles. He probably got over half that yardage after contact and got a lot more of it than probably Benson or Green could have in that game.


Benson did a fair amount of tackle-breaking too IIRC. And always fell forward, legs churning for an extra yard or two.
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#76 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:55:59 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: steveishere Go to Quoted Post
Starks is our only RB who can consistently break tackles. He probably got over half that yardage after contact and got a lot more of it than probably Benson or Green could have in that game.


According to ProFootballFocus.com, 54 of Starks’ 74 rushing yards came after contact,
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Offline zombieslayer  
#77 Posted : Wednesday, November 21, 2012 10:19:22 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Porforis Go to Quoted Post
In the chat yesterday, someone asked who we'd start when/if Benson comes back. I really don't know... Benson's got great vision and burst, as well as speed and tends to fall forward. Starks seems like a one-cut bruiser that always seems to get that extra yard or two. Better vision or power?


That was me.

I think now that it would be Benson's job to lose.
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#78 Posted : Wednesday, November 21, 2012 10:23:57 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
According to ProFootballFocus.com, 54 of Starks’ 74 rushing yards came after contact,


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#79 Posted : Wednesday, November 21, 2012 11:54:34 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: gbguy20 Go to Quoted Post
fucking beautiful

take that alex.


Originally Posted by: zombieslayer Go to Quoted Post
That was me.

I think now that it would be Benson's job to lose.


It doesn't matter who starts, because when Benson comes back we'll have serious depth at RB! For December/Janurary/Feburary! ;)
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#80 Posted : Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:56:44 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gaycandybacon Go to Quoted Post
It doesn't matter who starts, because when Benson comes back we'll have serious depth at RB! For December/Janurary/Feburary! ;)


If Benson comes back.Now they are not ruling out surgery on his foot.Why they didn't think about that say 2 months ago I have no idea.

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