Consider yourself lucky.
It was no fun to watch another horrible showing.
It was about as much fun as falling down a flight of stairs
Yes lucky, and horrible doesn't do justice to what happened... in the little I saw, it felt like watching an organized team vs an unorganized group...
I read a good rebuttal to this point on Twitter, and I'll share because I thought it might have merit: the Packers clearly don't have confidence that Bakh can go the distance each game, and are assessing on a series-by-series basis.
I agree with that they don't fully trust Bakhtiari, either I'm that maybe he's not ready for a full game, or based on PFF grades, Nijman is simply out playing him.
That being said, if Jenkins was at LG and Nijman was at RT, and Bakhtiari went down... one could simply keep the RT in place and move Jenkins to LT, where he actually looked good last season.
I think the real issue is that you got Bakhtiari, Nijman, Jenkins and Runyan, all whom all look good on the left side and struggle more on the right side... but someone has to play the right side...
They seem to believe Runyan is limited to OG and Bakhtiari and Nijman are limited to LT... and Myers at Center.
Based on those limitations/assumptions, there are basically three options (to save space Bakhtiari really means Bakhtiari/Nijman) also note where the hole is, in each one.
Bakhtiari, Jenkins, Myers, Runyan, RT holeOr
Bakhtiari, Runyan, Myers, Jenkins, RT holeOr
Bakhtiari, Runyan, Myers, RG hole
Of the three options, the Packers don't want that RT hole... so they go with the RG hole option.
Now, one could easily argue those assumptions are wrong... and I'm not saying those seemingly coaches assumptions are correct, but based on the coaches actions, it seems those are the assumptions they have made.
One could also argument it should be... Bakhtiari, LG hole, Myers, Runyan, Nijman with Jenkins working at both LT when Bakhtiari isn't in and LG when he is in.... but that moves a ton more lineman to the opposite side they're currently working on.
But I think Runyan is doing well at LG, and Jenkins is the best option at RT, as the options suck... at least until you feel comfortable moving Bakhtiari or Nijman.
But I'd like to see Tom get more opportunities, I mean, I don't think he's ready, but I'm tired of waiting as some of the current starters aren't ready to play either.
So I'm hoping for
Bakhtiari, Runyan, Myers, Tom, Jenkins
Bakhtiari, Runyan, Myers, Jenkins, Tom