Green Bay Packers running back James Starks was held out of Wednesday’s practice because of a concussion.
We found that curious, since he barely played last week against the Seattle Seahawks. Starks, who has been terribly unproductive this season, played just seven snaps and had two carries for three yards.
It turns out, the concussion came from a car accident Starks got in on Monday.
There were no other injuries and Starks is reportedly fine. However, he is in concussion protocol, so there’s some doubt that he’ll be available for the Chicago Bears this weekend.
Unfortunately for Starks, it probably doesn’t matter one way or the other. He’s rushed 63 times this season for just 145 yards, which is an awful 2.3 yards per carry. The Packers finally appear content to go with the one-two punch of Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael.
While I am certainly not heartbroken, the packers ARE going to have to run the ball to win. Temps will likely be below zero, not conducive to throwing the ball, that’s for sure.
Feel bad for Starks, this guy was a go getter even last year, for some reason it’s like he’s moving in slow motion now. I know backs tend to age quickly, but it feels like he’s more than just slowed down, he can barely move at all. At least we don’t need him anymore though. It’s not like our hopes are riding on him like in ’10.
Wonder what happened at the scene of the accident. Green Bay is such a small community. I’m sure everyone around recognized him . . .
I always liked Starks, still do. But we may have seen his last game in Green Bay, along with his best friend Lacy. Good thing the draft is rich on rb’s.