The Packers’ rush offense fell to 27th in the league in 2011, and that’s likely an issue the team will seek to address in this offseason. They may have no choice but to address their running game because long-time starting running back
Grant rushed for 559 yards, 19 yards behind the team’s leading rusher,
Did he make it all the way back from that injury? Can he get back to the 1,200-yard rusher he was in ’08 and ’09? The answers to those questions will likely determine Grant’s future with the team.
Starks showed flashes of greatness in his second pro season, both as a runner and as a receiver. He was a dominant figure in the team’s Week 2 win in Carolina and appeared to be poised for a big season, but nagging injuries held his play time and production down. In addition to his 578 yards rushing and 4.3 yards-per-carry average, Starks caught 29 passes for 216 yards.
Is Starks ready to become a feature back? Can he stay healthy for a whole season? The answers to those questions will also be applied to the team’s pursuit of talent at the position.
Rookie third-round draft choice
Can Green develop into a feature back? The answer to that question will also be key in the Packers’ plans for the position.
Undrafted free-agent rookie
Behind Kuhn at fullback is
Summary—The Packers are a pass-first offense, but a more productive running game would add balance to the offense, help quiet the pass rush and open the passing lanes. It’s expected that the Packers will address the running back position in the offseason. To that end, this year’s draft class of running backs is said to be thin at the top, but deep in talent in the later rounds.