Green Bay Packers James Starks And Eddie Lacy To Share Time In Green Bay Backfield

Green Bay Packers' Eddie Lacy is helped off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Green Bay Packers’ Eddie Lacy is helped off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

With Packers running backs James Starks and Eddie Lacy finally healthy at the same time, both guys will be playing.

Even though the carries will be shared, Lacy is expected to remain the No. 1 guy.

“Eddie is running the ball well right now,” running backs coach Alex Van Pelt recently said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  “I’m just trying to take some of the load off of Eddie and split up the remaining reps between Johnathan [Franklin] and James, because James and Johnathan still bring some unique abilities to the run game.”

“It’s a good problem.  It’s been awhile.  I like having three backs dressed up.”

Of course, it’s just a matter of time before one of the three running backs is injured again, considering the Packers luck.  Until that time, the goal will be to find a way to make each of them happy — and also to recognize which guy has the hot hand in any given game.  Though Lacy is a rookie from Alabama,  he’s played well. Starks was off to a great start before injuring his knee against the Bengals.

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