Aaron Rodgers Talks Packers Preseason At The Halfway Point

Aug 18, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) sits on the bench during the second quarter of the game against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Aaron Rodgers talks about the Green Bay Packers' running game and other topics in an ESPN Radio interview.

The Green Bay Packers will have to improve upon a rushing attack that was good for only 27th in the NFL in 2011, said quarterback Aaron Rodgers in an interview with ESPN Radio in Milwaukee on Monday.

"I think you just have to have at least a little bit of a threat at it," Rodgers said. "Because we do a lot of play-action, movement game, where we’re breaking and rolling out or just play action and throwing timing routes and the defense has to respect it enough to suck up a little bit on the fake and give you some good throwing lanes. Sometimes you can do that by just having a big-name back in there and sometimes you need to be effective doing it. We’re going to have to prove that we can run the ball."

It'll likely be recently acquired veteran Cedric Benson starting the season behind Rodgers in the backfield. Starter James Starks is out with turf toe.

In the interview, Rodgers also touched on the Packers' preseason to date, fame and a recent, unflattering Deadspin article that he's not too fond of.

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