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Ready for a Heavy Dose of Don Jackson?

Who’s going to play running back for the Green Bay Packers this week? That’s one question that is yet to be answered, although it appears rookie Don Jackson — who injured his hand after just two carries in his NFL debut last week — will be available.

Jackson is by default currently at the top of the Packers’ running back depth chart. James Starks is technically listed as No. 1, but he’s sidelined with a knee injury. Jackson is ahead of Knile Davis, who also got just two carries in his Packers’ debut last week, despite being healthy.

Of course, we haven’t mentioned receiver Ty Montgomery, who has played extensively at running back and has been the Packers’ best offensive player the past two weeks. Montgomery has 20 receptions for 164 yards and 12 carries for 66 yards over that two-game stretch.

In theory, the Packers should continue to use Montgomery in the backfield because of the match-up problems he creates. But this is Mike McCarthy we’re talking about, so you can probably throw that sound reasoning out the window.

And when that’s done, Jackson will likely end up getting the majority of the carries. Davis should also be in line for a larger role now that he’s actually had more than two days to learn the offense.

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Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!

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8 Comments

  1. Dan October 26, 2016

    If he can grip a ball? That’s the litmus test? Can he keep 300 lb monsters from ripping it out of his not broken hands? I hope so.

  2. Kato October 26, 2016

    Very misleading article. No substantial evidence that he gets the majority of carries. Just pure speculation. Don’t base your fantasy football decisions based on totalpackers folks

  3. Kato October 26, 2016

    Very misleading article. No substantial evidence that he gets the majority of carries. Just pure speculation. Don’t base your fantasy football decisions on totalpackers folks

  4. MR October 26, 2016

    I’m hoping Davis gets a shot to be the feature back since he is the only healthy RB on the roster. Montgomery can be moved around to create matchup problems but in no way he is a true every down RB

  5. Deepsky October 27, 2016

    Let’s hope Don Jackson is the next Darick Holmes or Salmkon Gado. Or better yet, Ryan Grant, who was picked up with a late conditional pick and ran twice for more yards in a season than Lacy has ever run in a season.

  6. ay hombre October 27, 2016

    50+ passes coming up again. Guaranteed.

    1. PF4L October 27, 2016

      There is no such thing as a guarantee in this league friend. Plus, you are dead nuts wrong. Ain’t no way Rodgers passes 50+ times again, it ain’t in the cards. It ain’t gonna happen.

      I guarantee it.

      1. ay hombre October 28, 2016

        I guarantee you’re a fucking douchebag.