Sep 15, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy tries to get past Washington Redskins safety Bacarri Rambo for extra yards at Lambeau Field. Lacy was hurt on the play in the first quarter. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Mike McCarthy says Eddie Lacy is making progress

It was obvious the Packers were going to draft a running back in this years draft since their offense lacked a running game. I wasn’t sure who they would pick, but Lacy was the obvious choice since he was still on the draft board.

In my mock draft back in March, I actually had Lacy going in the first round. I didn’t expect him to fall back as late as he did. But Green Bay has him and so far he’s off to a slow start. The concussion he suffered on Sunday against the Washington Redskins isn’t helping him or this offense either.

But Starks stepped up and got the ball rolling, eventually breaking away with a 44 yard touchdown scamper. The rookie did not practice today and head coach Mike McCarthy was asked on Wednesday about the status of Lacy’s concussion.

“He looks good. He’s in the meetings and that’s always a positive sign, but he’s got a couple more tests in front of him that he has to pass before he’ll be able to practice.” McCarthy told ESPN Milwaukee

The concussion protocol in this league has taken this seriously ever since it was enforced. But with the rookie being sidelined for awhile, Starks is going to have to continue to keep that ball rolling.

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  • Dan

    Starks’ TD run was 32 yards.