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Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Friday, May 3, 2013 5:49:42 AM(UTC)
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ProFootballTalk said:
After making a major investment in their quarterback, the Packers are making a minor-looking change in how they protect him.

But if it keeps Aaron Rodgers upright, it will be quite significant.

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers plan to flip right tackle Bryan Bulaga to left tackle, and swap left guard T.J. Lang and right guard Josh Sitton.

That will leave former left tackle Marshall Newhouse, last year’s undrafted rookie Don Barclay and 2011 first-rounder Derek Sherrod competing for the right tackle job.

“I sat down with Bryan and Josh on Monday and I told them I wanted to make the move to where they’re on the left side,” McCarthy said. “Those two are our most accomplished and experienced players. I told them about the responsibilities and my expectations about playing the left side.

“Some of the things we’ll want to get into schematically as we move forward. They were excited about it.”
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At first brush ... I do not like this. Josh Sitton was the best OL the Packers have and now they flip him?
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#3 Posted : Friday, May 3, 2013 6:20:57 AM(UTC)
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Yeah I don't get it. If one side of your line wasn't good enough before then one side of your line still isn't good enough and now you've added at least 1 more unknown (Bulaga at LT). I could see flipping one of them just to have 1 of each of your two best linemen on each side but it seems to me like making a change just for the sake of changing something.
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#4 Posted : Friday, May 3, 2013 6:23:19 AM(UTC)
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I was not expecting this. I wanted to see what they had at LT with Bulaga, but now Sitton. I hope they think this will make the team better. My opinion on this is they want to run to the left more.. Best run blockers on the team. And of course want to protect dat franchise. Time to see if Bulaga has what it takes.
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#5 Posted : Friday, May 3, 2013 6:50:24 AM(UTC)
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I think the Packers honestly, for all the things they do right, having absolutely no fucking clue when it comes to building an offensive line.

My only hope now is that they do it and leave it be.. but honestly, I think Campen is a lost cause long ago. At the end of the day, my only real complaint about the Packers front office and staff.
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Offline Dulak  
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sounds good to me; put 3 good players on the same side and have the blind side secure ... and like someone said can run toward that side.

not sure if bulaga will be the best left tackle but its time to try it out.

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Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#7 Posted : Friday, May 3, 2013 7:03:55 AM(UTC)
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JerseyAl said:
The Green Bay Packers aren't waiting until training camp to shuffle their offensive line. Details of the Packers new-look line can be found in this excellent Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel story by Tom Silverstein. To summarize: Bryan Bulaga moves from right tackle to left tackle Josh Sitton moves from right guard to left guard T.J. Lang moves from [...]
Offline DakotaT  
#8 Posted : Friday, May 3, 2013 7:20:29 AM(UTC)
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This is about putting Barclay on the field for run blocking, and not exposing him to the elite pass rushers in our division. I only hope the rookies get a legitimate shot at Center and Right Guard because Lang and EDS are not starters on a competent offensive line. They are at best backups who just so happen to be starters in Green Bay.

I don't understand Mike McCarthy and TT's loyalty to a weak coach like Campen! It really is a major flaw in a solid structured franchise.
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Offline Gaycandybacon  
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I think the point here is, if you give up 51 sacks there has to be some type of change. I think McCarthy ultimately made the call here. I think it's the right one. Instead of testing out Tackles on the Left side, try to give our best linemen an opportunity to succeed on the blind side of the line. Bulaga was drafted imo to be our LT it's time to see what the kid has. I think Newhouse will benefit from the right side, as Sherrod will. Both played there at times in 2011 and played fairly well. Barclay already shown he can play right tackle, so he's good there. EDS will fight for a job with Tretter and Bak. But I'm in favor of EDS right now. He made our running game better replacing Saturday last season. EDS is a better fit at C than G. He also only started a couple games. I say give him time before writing him off. Lang is Lang. He'll probably start, but i'm not to worried about him. Maybe this change will make Lang better. And if these rooks impress, he'll step his game up. Please Mike McCarthy please be right on this move.
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#10 Posted : Friday, May 3, 2013 7:56:29 AM(UTC)
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In place of constant musical chairs.. how about actually building a cohesive unit from the start. It sounds easy to just flip them from one side to the other, but it is not.

Your stance is different, your initial setup is different, your slide and balance is different (especially at tackle).

Your arm play is different, most people favor one hand over the other.. you have to account for that.

Your reads are different, albeit with our wide range of sets, probably not as bad as more static offenses.

Personally, MM, until you fix the root issue (Campen) this other shit is smoke and mirrors. Quit dicking with the personnel and fix the root issue... the position coach whom has struggled from day one to build a freaking solid unit.

I don't mind them trying to put their best players where they want them to be.. but do it from day one then. Playing musical chairs yearly just weakens the entire unit as a whole.

Campen seriously must be one hell of a guy or something, because time after time they give him more rope and talent to waste.
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