The Facts: The NFL always has been a copycat league, so don't be surprised if HC Mike McCarthy takes a page out of the Saints playbook and relies on a committee approach at RB. McCarthy certainly wasn't going to tip his hand when asked last week if he studied how the Saints used their backs and if it could be applicable to his offense. "The fact of the matter is we're going to go running back by committee," he said. "But if one of them would emerge as that full-time guy then you have to have that ability to. ... Adjust to that."
Diehards Line: That's where Ty Montgomery, Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones come in for the Packers. While none has done it for a full season -- all three battled injuries at different points last season, something McCarthy has been rightly reminding everyone of since early in the offseason -- they've all shown the ability to stay on the field for all three downs. All three can carry the ball, catch the ball and pass block, but the third skill might be the most shaky for each one. By now, all three have become familiar: Montgomery the converted receiver who provides matchup advantages; Williams last year's fourth-round pick who led the team in rushing; Jones, the small but explosive fifth-rounder who averaged 5.5 yards a carry and had perhaps the highlight run of the season with the 20-yard game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Buccaneers. As McCarthy noted, "We feel like we've got three guys that have all done it, but they haven't done it over a long period of time, so I think it's just practical thinking from that position and realizing that it's a very demanding position. ..." So if you're drafting one? Don't be afraid (especially in PPR leagues) to go with the cheapest of the three (Montgomery).