James Starks | RB | Green Bay Packers
Posted: 9/30/2014 10:25pm et
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks did not register a carry in the team's Week 4 game, and head coach Mike McCarthy said that will change going forward. 'James Starks should touch the football every single game,' McCarthy said Tuesday, Sept. 30. 'That will not happen again.'
Huddle Up: Eddie Lacy got all 18 RB touches in Week 4 but looks for Starks to resume his 6-8 touch pace Thursday night against the Vikings.
Posted: 6/24/2014 4:14pm et
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks said his main goal this year is to stay healthy. 'I feel I can be pretty great,' Starks said. 'I don't like talking about myself too much. But I think I can be real good. If I'm healthy, I can do a lot.'
Huddle Up: Starks did match his career high by playing in 13 games last season, racking up 582 total yards and 4 TDs, and will be the No. 2 man behind sophomore starter Eddie Lacy again this season.
Posted: 3/17/2014 11:53am et
The Green Bay Packers are interested in re-signing free-agent RB James Starks.
Huddle Up: Starks was a solid alternative when Eddie Lacy was nicked; if he's willing to accept a backup role--and the way the free agency market is shaking out, that's looking to be his best option--both he and Green Bay come out ahead. Plus, Starks would make a solid injury-insurance handcuff to Lacy.
Posted: 10/29/2013 11:38pm et
The Green Bay Packers would like to limit the burden on RB Eddie Lacy by giving RB James Starks more carries. Starks had seven rushes for 57 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Minnesota Vikings in his first game back since suffering a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his knee last month. Lacy still finished the game with a season-high 29 carries for 94 yards and a score. 'Eddie was in a groove so we stayed the way we did and obviously it worked out well,' head coach Mike McCarthy said. 'When James got his opportunity, I thought he jumped in there and made an impact. He was running hard, downhill, not wasting any steps. He had good reads. That's why the attempts and things like that, you look at it week to week. I would have liked to have James Starks get a few more carries.'
Huddle Up: Lacy has lived up to the preseason fantasy hype but the Packers would be wise to lighten the rookie's workload given his injury history that dates back through his days at Alabama.