Friday, January 18, 2013
Green Bay's RB plan for 2013
By Tim Kavanagh
Some NFL teams get by with an RB-by-committee approach in the backfield, while others opt for a true "lead RB" strategy. Both philosophies can work, but the Green Bay Packers weren't 100 percent pleased with the way things played out for them in 2012 with their RBBC tactic. So, it appears that they'd like to settle on one player to be "the guy" at RB in 2013.
They just need to figure out who that will be.
Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel posits that this RB isn't currently on the roster. Silverstein notes some of the RBs hitting free agency this offseason are St. Louis' Steven Jackson, Miami's Reggie Bush, Dallas' Felix Jones and the New York Jets' Shonn Greene, and the other big name is Pittsburgh's Rashard Mendenhall.
It's also possible that the Packers will take a shot with an RB drafted in April, and as recent history shows, it doesn't necessarily need to be a highly-drafted player to make an impact: Arian Foster was an undrafted free agent, and Alfred Morris went in the sixth round this past offseason.