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With Dietrich-Smith, Center Gets No Attention

Dietrich-Smith (Jeff Hanisch - USA Today Sports)

Evan Dietrich-Smith has provided a power blocker in the team's vastly improved running game. More than that, his hustle was an unsung key to the up-tempo offense led by Aaron Rodgers. Without Rodgers, Dietrich-Smith and the line will do what they can to make life easier for Scott Tolzien.

For 14 games in 2012, the Green Bay Packers' offense lacked a physical presence with past-his-prime Jeff Saturday at center. Heading into the next-to-last game of the regular season, coach Mike McCarthy made the unorthodox move of benching Saturday, with 202 career starts, in favor of Evan Dietrich-Smith, with no career starts at center. The move didn't pay big dividends at the time. It is now...

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