Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
3 Pages123>
Options
View
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline Scuba_Steve747  
#1 Posted : Monday, March 17, 2014 7:44:16 PM(UTC)
Scuba_Steve747

Rank: 7th Round Draft Pick

Posts: 26
Joined: 3/2/2010(UTC)

Applause Received: 10

From Rotoworld:



ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Packers are expected to re-sign free agent James Starks to a two-year contract.
Starks visited the Steelers on Monday and reportedly had two other teams interested in him. After rushing for 493 yards and three scores on 89 carries (5.5 YPC), it's a little surprising the 28-year-old couldn't find a team to offer him a chance to compete for a bigger role. In Green Bay, he'll return as the No. 2 behind Eddie Lacy, leaving DuJuan Harris and Johnathan Franklin fighting for scraps.

Love it.
blank
thanks Post received 1 applause.
DakotaT on 3/17/2014(UTC)
Sponsor
Offline Zero2Cool  
#2 Posted : Monday, March 17, 2014 8:03:13 PM(UTC)
Zero2Cool

Rank: Legend

Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Posts: 25,646
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI

Applause Given: 1,841
Applause Received: 1,994

Scuba_Steve747, check out the "News" link on the upper left. You can bring a topic into the forum by clicking discuss. Might save ya a second or two on the copy/paste. Thanks for bringing this up though. I was actually just wondering about him lol.

I think Jermichael Finley will be next.

UserPostedImage
Click here and find the LATEST Packers News!
Offline wpr  
#3 Posted : Monday, March 17, 2014 8:13:28 PM(UTC)
wpr

Rank: Hall of Famer

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

United States
Posts: 12,346
Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 2,747
Applause Received: 1,317

I like bringing Starks back. I votes is Lacy, Starks, Franklin and then Harris. Franklin to move up the depth chart down the line.
"You don't hurt 'em if you don't hit 'em." Chesty Puller



UserPostedImage

Offline nerdmann  
#4 Posted : Monday, March 17, 2014 8:16:45 PM(UTC)
nerdmann

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Posts: 6,900
Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 2,299
Applause Received: 573

Love me some Starks.
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
Offline DakotaT  
#5 Posted : Monday, March 17, 2014 8:37:14 PM(UTC)
DakotaT

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Posts: 7,250
Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 622
Applause Received: 1,297

What has Dujaun Harris done that automatically puts him in front of Franklin? Should be an interesting battle for the 3rd running back. Or maybe we keep 4 of them and just have a hammer for a fullback.
UserPostedImage
thanks Post received 1 applause.
porky88 on 3/17/2014(UTC)
Offline texaspackerbacker  
#6 Posted : Monday, March 17, 2014 8:38:10 PM(UTC)
texaspackerbacker

Rank: 1st Round Draft Pick

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2014

United States
Posts: 2,527
Joined: 3/4/2013(UTC)
Location: Texas

Applause Given: 388
Applause Received: 224

I'm mildly happy about this. I hope it doesn't cost DuJuan Harris a spot. Franklin I have a low opinion of, but I see quality in Harris. This basically insulates the Packers against injury at the RB position.
Expressing the Good Normal Views of Good Normal Americans.
If Anything I Say Smacks of Extremism, Please Tell Me EXACTLY What.
thanks Post received 1 applause.
luigis on 3/18/2014(UTC)
Offline nerdmann  
#7 Posted : Monday, March 17, 2014 8:52:26 PM(UTC)
nerdmann

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Posts: 6,900
Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 2,299
Applause Received: 573

Originally Posted by: DakotaT Go to Quoted Post
What has Dujaun Harris done that automatically puts him in front of Franklin? Should be an interesting battle for the 3rd running back. Or maybe we keep 4 of them and just have a hammer for a fullback.


Assuming Franklin's "neck injury" isn't career ending.
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
Offline blueleopard  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:24:37 AM(UTC)
blueleopard

Rank: 4th Round Draft Pick

Posts: 760
Joined: 8/22/2008(UTC)

Applause Received: 60

I can almost guarantee Franklin will come back next year and make a statement.

I don't understand this signing. We have all sorts of depth at RB, we sign Starks and let Jones sign with Oakland? What the hell.
Danreb Victorio A Believer of Greg Jennings
thanks Post received 1 applause.
nerdmann on 3/18/2014(UTC)
Offline musccy  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:09:03 AM(UTC)
musccy

Rank: 2nd Round Draft Pick

Posts: 1,932
Joined: 5/7/2009(UTC)
Location: Pennsylvania

Applause Given: 162
Applause Received: 149

Originally Posted by: blueleopard Go to Quoted Post
I can almost guarantee Franklin will come back next year and make a statement.

I don't understand this signing. We have all sorts of depth at RB, we sign Starks and let Jones sign with Oakland? What the hell.


You can never have too much stability with injuries and unexpected dips in performance (e.g. Burnett). Assuming this is a reasonable contract, I see nothing wrong with having 4 competent bodies who have proven capable of getting the job done. I wish we could say the same about our WRs, safeties, and center right now.

Offline Mucky Tundra  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:38:47 AM(UTC)
Mucky Tundra

Rank: 4th Round Draft Pick

United States
Posts: 924
Joined: 1/11/2013(UTC)
Location: Murray, Kentucky

Applause Given: 298
Applause Received: 366

Originally Posted by: blueleopard Go to Quoted Post
I can almost guarantee Franklin will come back next year and make a statement.

I don't understand this signing. We have all sorts of depth at RB, we sign Starks and let Jones sign with Oakland? What the hell.


I think it's a reaction to how topsy turvy the RB depth has been the past few years. I think it was back at the end of the 2012 there was an article where it talked about how half the time Rodgers couldn't call any of the audibles he wanted because the RB position was such a revolving door and guys didn't know the blocking assignments, routes etc on the plays.

Plus a backup role to Lacy seems to serve Starks well as the their running style really meshed at times last year. Lacy wears them down and Starks mops up. All we need is for either Franklin or Harris to become a pass catching/3rd down back that this offense sorely needs and hasn't had since Brandon Jackson.
May not have the best looking number...but it's the sexiest! -David Bakhtiari
UserPostedImage
thanks Post received 1 applause.
musccy on 3/18/2014(UTC)
Offline Zero2Cool  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:49:44 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool

Rank: Legend

Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Posts: 25,646
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI

Applause Given: 1,841
Applause Received: 1,994

James Starks is the perfect compliment to Eddie Lacy.

Johnathan Franklin is probably not making the team this season, unless DuJuan Harris gets hurt.

UserPostedImage
Click here and find the LATEST Packers News!
Offline Mucky Tundra  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:56:08 AM(UTC)
Mucky Tundra

Rank: 4th Round Draft Pick

United States
Posts: 924
Joined: 1/11/2013(UTC)
Location: Murray, Kentucky

Applause Given: 298
Applause Received: 366

Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
James Starks is the perfect compliment to Eddie Lacy.

Johnathan Franklin is probably not making the team next year, unless DuJuan Harris gets hurt.


Next year as in 2014 season or 2015?
May not have the best looking number...but it's the sexiest! -David Bakhtiari
UserPostedImage
Offline sschind  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:25:55 AM(UTC)
sschind

Rank: 4th Round Draft Pick

United States
Posts: 901
Joined: 3/5/2013(UTC)
Location: SE WISCONSIN

Applause Given: 100
Applause Received: 386

Originally Posted by: blueleopard Go to Quoted Post
I can almost guarantee Franklin will come back next year and make a statement.

I don't understand this signing. We have all sorts of depth at RB, we sign Starks and let Jones sign with Oakland? What the hell.


I would rather have had Jones back if I had to choose between the two but I like the fact that Starks will be back. It's kinda the same situation. Starks is great depth (actually more than just depth but for illustrative purposes I will consider him and Harris and Franklin on somewhat equal footing given Lacy is our clear cut #1) at a price we can afford. I think Jones was as well but the powers that be did not.

I'm looking for a step up from Franklin that will make Harris expendable unless we don't resign Kuhn whom I think we really do not need.

I think too many people put too much emphasis on cheap players who they think can be plugged into a system and replace a veteran who has proven himself.
I respect your right to have your opinion but that doesn't mean I agree with it or respect you for having it.
thanks Post received 1 applause.
Wade on 3/18/2014(UTC)
Offline nerdmann  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:30:52 AM(UTC)
nerdmann

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Posts: 6,900
Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 2,299
Applause Received: 573

Lacey is a good compliment to Starks.

Takes the bulk of the snaps, keeps Starks fresh and injury free.
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
Offline musccy  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:02:17 AM(UTC)
musccy

Rank: 2nd Round Draft Pick

Posts: 1,932
Joined: 5/7/2009(UTC)
Location: Pennsylvania

Applause Given: 162
Applause Received: 149

Originally Posted by: sschind Go to Quoted Post

I think too many people put too much emphasis on cheap players who they think can be plugged into a system and replace a veteran who has proven himself.


I said this in a previous thread about Jones - one bird in hand trumps two in the bush. We knew what we had with Jones, Starks, Shields, Quarless which is why I wanted them all back.

For every mid round bargain like Daniels and Cobb there is a Terrell Manning or Pat Lee. Even if Hyde starts at safety this year, our depth is so damn thin at safety, we're going to be relying heavily on the 2014 rookie class at that position and a few others including possibly TE, WR, and C.

Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
3 Pages123>
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error

Recent Topics
5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / hardrocker950

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Dexter_Sinister

7h / Green Bay Packers Talk / CaliforniaCheez

7h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DakotaT

9h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules

10h / Green Bay Packers Talk / musccy

15h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Laser Gunns

15h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules

18h / Random Babble / nerdmann

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Mucky Tundra

27-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / Mucky Tundra

27-Jul / Random Babble / wpr

27-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / Wade

27-Jul / Green Bay Packers Talk / OlHoss1884


Tweeter

Copyright © 2006-2014 PackersHome.com™. All Rights Reserved.