The Packers plan on easing the workload for their feature running back, Eddie Lacy. Lacy is playing very well, but takes a pounding because of his running style. The Packers plan to lean on James Starks to keep Lacy fresh for the second half of the season.
Starks seems to be a capable fill-in after posting a good game against the Minnesota Vikings last week with 7 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown.
Eddie Lacy has touched the ball at least 24 times in the last 4 games and the coaching staff intent on slowing things down for the rookie. Green Bay wants to preserve Lacy for the long run and make sure he’s healthy for the playoffs.
It’s still unclear how much the coaching staff will actually limit Lacy’s playing time. The reduction in carries could actually lead to slight boost in Lacy’s overall production on the field.
Lacy is on pace to have one of the best years for a Packer running back since Ryan Grant in 2009, and the team wants to conserve their young stud running back for the future.