Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
On the first play of scrimmage, James Starks looked like he knew what he was doing when he got himself open for a pass from Aaron Rodgers with the quarterback scrambling to keep the play alive. Unfortunately, Starks dropped the short dump-off pass from no more than a handful of yards away, and his night didn't get any better from there on out.
The Packers' first series ended when Starks couldn't handle a handoff from Aaron Rodgers and possession went to the Chargers.
Even when he wasn't fumbling or dropping the ball, Starks carried the ball five times for a pedestrian 16 yards.
Alex Green spelled Starks for much of the second quarter, but didn't do anything of note, getting only three carries for three yards. Coming off a torn ACL last season, however, it should be considered a positive that Green played at all.
Marc Tyler got the bulk of playing time in the second half for the Packers and looked good until his final carry of the night when he fumbled and ended any chance of the Packers tying the game with less than a minute to play.
Before the fumble, Tyler actually looked decent. He may have only averaged 2.5 yards on 13 carries, but it included a touchdown, and he looked acceptable running between the tackles.