After years on and off the IR James Starks seems to finally found his place in Green Bay.
The fourth year player is the "Two" in the Packers 1-2 punch. Behind Rookie Eddie Lacy he has become a formidable runner.
Packers Teammates of the Week: Running Backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks (Again) - Acme Packing Company
Starks has now played well in every game he's received a carry. Monday night, his best play was a 32-yard touchdown gallop that was not dissimilar from his 25-yard score a week earlier. His improved play has allowed the Packers to maintain the quality of their ground game even when Lacy needs a breather.
This past week the Packers lost Aaron Rodgers and with it their chances of making the playoffs took a huge hit. If the Packers are going to be in the post season Starks and Lacy will have to keep cranking out games like they did against the Bears.
Starks is averaging six yards per carry and has three touchdowns on the season.
While Starks tries to shine in the frozen Tundra his former Team mate, Steven Means, is dealing with life as a rookie in sunny Florida.
Hazing has become a big issue and Means is one of the players interviewed.
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Joe spoke to a couple of Bucs players today about rookie rituals. Rookie defensive lineman Steven Means said he had to do some things but he thought they were all innocent. "Every rookie had to do little stuff like bring in the pads, go get donuts, little stuff like that," Means said. Team leaders, "they took care of us for the most part, guys on the team."