For right now, Alex Green is Mike McCarthy's man. Not James Starks or Randall Cobb or Steven Jackson.
The Green Bay Packers coach said Monday that despite the second-year pro's feeble 2.5-yard average Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green is most deserving of the starting running back job.
"Alex, that was not his best game yesterday," McCarthy said Monday, a day after Green gained 54 yards on 22 carries in a 24-15 victory over the Jaguars. "He's seen the film and I think the corrections for a young player will definitely be applied as we move forward.
"James will probably be given more opportunities as we go through the week, but there are a number of different factors that are involved with that and the biggest one is Alex Green has earned these opportunities."