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One of the strangest stories of the season so far has been how Mike McCarthy and the Green Bay Packers are using running back Aaron Jones. Jones has been averaging over six yards a carry on the year, but until recently wasn't even getting double-digit carries. 


Aaron Rodgers seemingly called for Jones to get the ball more and the coaching staff didn't agree. 


Although Jones was partially at fault for the Packers loss to the Patriots Sunday (he fumbled the ball while the Packers were driving tied 17-17), he still performed admirably on his 14 carries. 

If they're not going to play him more based off his production, maybe they'll do it based off his pass blocking?

Running backs have two very important jobs: running the ball and protecting their quarterback. That second job is even more important for Jones when Aaron Rodgers is his quarterback. If the coaching staff still doesn't play him more after this, then there are no explanations left. 

In the past two games, Jones has gotten a combined 26 carries, which nearly doubled his seasonal total, and rushed for 162 yards and one touchdown. He's currently a somewhat viable fantasy play and should be in for more production the more he's allowed to play. 


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