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gbguy20  
#1 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 11:50:53 AM(UTC)
This should make some posters here pretty happy:

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Aaron Nagler ‏@Aaron_Nagler
McCarthy says Evan Dietrich-Smith will most likely start at center against the Titans. Most likely an audition for next year.


ps:

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Jason Wilde ‏@jasonjwilde

McCarthy says C Jeff Saturday (neck/shoulder) will be ready to play but Evan Dietrich-Smith "probably" will start the game for #Packers.
TheKanataThrilla  
#2 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 12:12:40 PM(UTC)
Interesting move which I am very interested in seeing how he does. I still say we should draft a C who can play Guard as well, but it certainly would be nice if we don't have to reach for somebody if EDS proves serviceable for next season. I though Saturday had more in the tank than what he does when we signed him. I am also thinking Peyton Manning made him look better in my eyes than he really was.
wpr  
#3 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 12:21:29 PM(UTC)
I am glad they are giving EDS a look see. That way they know how urgent the need is to draft a C next year. If EDS is solid they can go with a lower round pick and develop him. give EDS the job for a few years in the process. That was their intent when they took Saturday. Too bad it didn't work out so well.

I hope they don't have to take a C until the 5-7 rounds.
User is suspended until 5/28/2018 11:54:40 AM(UTC) DakotaT  
#4 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 1:24:03 PM(UTC)
Injuries kept this move from happening earlier in the season.
PackFanWithTwins  
#5 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 6:19:20 PM(UTC)
I like the move. The line with EDS as center should be able to get a better push in the run game. We have been running more up the middle lately which is fits our line better than all the stretch blocking. I don't expect a drop off at all with EDS. Sitton has been calling the adjustments for the line so there is no loss in that area.
doddpower  
#6 Posted : Friday, December 21, 2012 11:03:33 PM(UTC)
Dare I say the Packers running game is going to be a serious threat heading into the playoffs?? I love the sound of that!
DarkaneRules  
#7 Posted : Saturday, December 22, 2012 1:25:39 PM(UTC)
Good move. Saturday just wasn't physical enough at the point of attack. Let's see how it goes. :)
PackerTraxx  
#8 Posted : Saturday, December 22, 2012 1:50:27 PM(UTC)
If this helps, especially the running game, good move. I would like to see Ted Thompson pick up one of the top centers with the second or third pick even if he has to trade up. A top center would really help this team IMO and should be ready to take over in a year. If Ted Thompson drafted one in the first round I would really be excited because that would mean Ted Thompson thinks he is special.
Tezzy  
#9 Posted : Sunday, December 23, 2012 10:37:05 AM(UTC)
I said it in the gameday thread, want to expand it over here. I like the prospects of running behind Lang-EDS-Sitton-Barclay. The middle run game is where I think Grant can excel, and we have seen the cannon ball that is DuJuan.
wpr  
#10 Posted : Monday, December 24, 2012 1:01:35 PM(UTC)
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Mike McCarthy openly admits it wasn’t an easy move to make, but one that needed to be made with two games left in the regular season.

After standing by 37-year-old center Jeff Saturday for the first 14 weeks of the season, McCarthy decided to move forward with 26-year-old Evan Dietrich-Smith at the spot during Sunday’s 55-7 win over the Tennessee Titans.

With Dietrich Smith playing the position he and the coaching staff feel he’s best suited for, the Packers’ offensive line went off without a hitch, especially considering the team was playing without starting running back Alex Green, who was out with a concussion.

In his first career start at center, Dietrich-Smith said he felt comfortable in his chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and it showed. He didn’t commit a penalty or muff any snaps in the rout.

Coupled with the fact the five-time Pro Bowler Saturday had been dealing with back and neck ailments that kept him out of practice two days last week, the Packers officially deferred to the younger, larger and quicker Dietrich-Smith on Friday.

Now, they don’t appear to be looking back.

“The center change definitely was (difficult), but any change is never easy,” McCarthy said. “Really in talking with Jeff and the number of things he’s been fighting through physically, it’s a bit of a stretch on my part. I just felt like if we were going to make this change that this was the time to do it to make sure Evan was ready for the playoffs.”


the rest
rabidgopher04  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 5:34:04 AM(UTC)
Saturday was a decent fill in this season and added a little name recognition to our line.

With Barclay playing so well, where does Bulaga go when he returns? LT?
yooperfan  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 5:45:05 AM(UTC)
rabidgopher04 said: Go to Quoted Post
Saturday was a decent fill in this season and added a little name recognition to our line.

With Barclay playing so well, where does Bulaga go when he returns? LT?


I was under the impression that when Bulaga was drafted, he was considered to be the Left tackle of the future.
It will be interesting to see how the OL shapes up when next season starts.
Hopefully a new OL coach will be in place in 2013.

nerdmann  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 10:37:55 AM(UTC)
yooperfan said: Go to Quoted Post
I was under the impression that when Bulaga was drafted, he was considered to be the Left tackle of the future.
It will be interesting to see how the OL shapes up when next season starts.
Hopefully a new OL coach will be in place in 2013.



Good problem to have.

DEPTH CHART:
LT: Sherrod, Newhouse
LG: Lang, Barclay, Van Roten, EDS
C: EDS, draft pick/Saturday
RG: Sitton, Barclay, Van Roten, EDS
LT: Bulaga, Barclay,Lang

And don't forget about Datko. Dude could be very good if the shoulder holds up, which imo is likely, since he's had a whole year to focus on strength training.

Might force us to keep a whopping 10 players on the OL.
rabidgopher04  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 10:54:21 AM(UTC)
Does this mean we can bring back the U-71 formation? [grin1]
Pack93z  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 12:01:38 PM(UTC)
nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
Good problem to have.

DEPTH CHART:
LT: Newhouse, Sherrod
LG: Lang, Barclay, Van Roten, EDS
C: EDS, draft pick/Saturday
RG: Sitton, Barclay, Van Roten, EDS
LT: Bulaga, Barclay,Lang


Fixed it.... I seriously can't understand why people will not give Newhouse his proper due.
User is suspended until 5/28/2018 11:54:40 AM(UTC) DakotaT  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 12:27:47 PM(UTC)
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
Fixed it.... I seriously can't understand why people will not give Newhouse his proper due.


Cause he has his ass handed him against speed rushers in space. Maybe this is an offensive coordinator problem though. Can't always go empty to get 5 receivers in the route.
nerdmann  
#17 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 1:42:12 PM(UTC)
DakotaT said: Go to Quoted Post
Cause he has his ass handed him against speed rushers in space. Maybe this is an offensive coordinator problem though. Can't always go empty to get 5 receivers in the route.


LT: Sherrod, Datko
LG: Lang, Barclay
C: EDS, ?
RG: Sitton, Barclay
RT: Bulaga, Newhouse
dfosterf  
#18 Posted : Tuesday, December 25, 2012 3:25:50 PM(UTC)
Look at where Lang is.

Just sayin'

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(Wade and I are holding our letter in abeyance, as Ryan Grant seems to be doing good things, of late)

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