OTAs have begun and the roster now full, and one major weakness sticks out to me. We do not have alot of experience at running back. Of the 5 RBs shape on the 2012-2013 Packer Roster (6 if you count Kuhn), James Starks is suddenly the elder statesmen of the group. I am overjoyed the front office decided not to bring back Ryan Grant, as I don't think I could calmly sit through another year of the 25/44 platoon. Grant was a good player for many years, but it was time to try something new. After watching the offseason player movement, I wish they had signed (or will sign) a veteran RB. I understand that the pile to pick off of is bargain basement and very sketchy ( Justin Forsett, Jerious Norwood, Derrick Ward, etc.) But as of now, we would start the season with 2 rookies, 2 2nd year players with extremely limited playing time, and #44 penciled in as the starter. Starks has had major issues with his pass blocking in his short career, and that's with Edgar Bennett spending hours with him to improve to the sub-par level he is currently at. I liked what I saw from Alex Green last year before the injury, and I definitely was impressed with Brandon Saine, but what we saw was an extremely small sample size. I fear that as great as our offense is with Aaron at the helm, if our running game continues to be non-existent, I fear this will eventually come back to haunt us in a big way. We are extremely lucky that the weapons we have at every position in the passing game are so tremendously talented that we can overcome this problem and keep the defense honest, even though they know we are going to run minimally. I am not asking for a 35 carry 125 yds per game feature back, but just a bit more consistency in our running game. With the experience level of the group that is currently inked for this year, I am definitely worried.
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