Packers searching for answers in struggling run game

Packers searching for answers in struggling run game

The Green Bay Packers’ run game has taken many hits with the loss of Eddie Lacy for the season and James Starks sidelined.

The team has gotten to the point where wide receiver Ty Montgomery has become an option in the backfield.

“He pretty much spends a lot of time with me in my meeting room,” running backs coach Ben Sirmans said, via Packers News.

“The thing that helps is, he’s got a great grasp of what to do as a receiver whereas the running back position is obviously a little new for him in terms of this offense.

“But he did it in high school, did some of it at Stanford, so we do spend a lot of time together and I think when a guy of his ability, when you can blend both at a pretty good level, it makes you a pretty good weapon to have.”

“We go into each and every game with a formula and a game plan as far as how the ball will be distributed,” offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said.

“Coach (Mike) McCarthy has done that since Day 1.

“But it also comes down to guys making the most of those opportunities, everyone being on the same page and going out and executing. That obviously plays an important part of it as well.”