After the past two games, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has said that the team's running game "needs to improve" and is "not good enough." Those words are basically challenges toward Alex Green , who has taken on 42 of the 52 total carries in those games. No matter what has been said, McCarthy still wants Green to be his lead back going foward, acccording to Packers beat writer Tom Silverstein.
Silverstein cites Green's breakaway speed as the reason why he will remain the starter. James Starks is also available, but he saw just one carry in Week 8. The Packers are unlikely to trade for a running back prior to Thursday's deadline, so Green will keep getting a lot of touches, and he is a low-end RB2 this week against the Cardinals. But a couple more repeats of his recent performances may force McCarthy to install more of a committee attack.