Tom Silverstein writes that that James Starks could see an increased role in the coming weeks after he looked decent in limited work against Arizona.
Silverstein seems to think that Alex Green will be used in the no-huddle and shotgun situations, but cautions that the Packers may not want to define players roles, so that opposing defenses are aware of who they’ll see in certain parts of the game.
Cedric Benson is expected to be back later in the season, so this could be a sign that Green will have a limited role in the second-half of the season.
Alex Green‘s dismal performance against the Jaguars was enough for head coach Mike McCarthy to express his concern publicly. On the season, Green is averaging just 2.9 yards per carry, so it makes sense that the Packers would consider all available options at this point.
Green Bay was rumored to be a landing spot for a number of running backs leading up to yesterday’s trade deadline, but it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that they decided to stand pat. Cedric Benson will be eligible to come off of IR later in the season and he is reportedly making good progress.