Somebody tell me how good that kid looked?! I've been an unapologetic Starks fan for a long time (since training camp) and have been waiting for the kid to get a chance. Well today Packer fans, James Starks got his chance... And what did he do w/ that chance? Nothing really special, but something pretty impressive nonetheless! 18 carries for 78 yds doesn't sound like much, but when you consider almost half came on a long, game ending FG drive to ice the game you suddenly need to take notice!
Starks is a 6'2 218 pd RB from Buffalo. You would think being that tall as a RB is a disadvantage, but if you look at him, he is mostly upper body height, not long legged. That is something that make a Huge difference... Compare Starks to Grant, they are very similar ht and wt, but Starks has much shorter legs, which allows him to be much more elusive and maneuverable! Whereas Grant, looking at him is really long legged, which makes it much more difficulty for him to make sudden cuts and change of direction. So while Grant looks like an upright RB when he hits the Line of Scrimmage, Starks looks more like a 6'0 RB, who when he hits the hole can still make a sudden cut in the hole andon the second level! Can you say Greenesque?!!
Look for James Starks to take over the majority of carries on 1st and 2nd downs, leaving Jackson in the role he was more destined for as a 3rd down RB! Not saying Starks is definitely the answer, but IMO, he will be... James Starks the GB Packers new Stud RB of the future, and quite possibly the present! Give it up to the Kid!!!