Packers looking to jumpstart running game with 'stacked' backfield

Wednesday August 7th, 2013
The Packers selected Eddie Lacy out of Alabama in the second round of the draft.
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The day I spent in Packers camp last week, both of Green Bay's rookie backs had strong practice-field showings, with Franklin catching a long scoring pass that Rodgers dropped perfectly into his arms down the right sideline, and Lacy consistently displaying the vision, feet and instinct to hit the hole and run north and south. Watching Lacy run the gauntlet drill, I don't know that I've ever seen a running back power his way through that particular practice staple with more determination or a head of steam.

In Green Bay, the ground game has at last made some significant gains.

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