The Green Bay Packers are certainly many years away from having to rebuild, but even the best teams have to do a little retooling from time to time. That will indeed be the case for the Pack in 2013, as head coach Mike McCarthy has decided to shuffle around the offensive line. McCarthy recently met with T Bryan Bulaga and G Josh Sitton, and told them they were going to be doing some moving around.
“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. Those two are our most accomplished and experienced players. I told them about the responsibilities and my expectations about playing the left side.”Advertisement
Bulaga will now be the starting left tackle, with Sitton next to him at left guard. In addition, T.J. Lang will now become the starting right guard. The head coach added that both Bulaga and Sitton, were excited about the changes.
These moves couldn’t be coming at a better time for Green Bay. They’re coming off a year in which they gave up 51 sacks, which was good for second worst in the NFL. In total, the o-line gave up 85 quarterback hits, which was also good for seventh worst in the league. Those two statistics obviously got the Packers’ attention, and they did the logical thing by moving their top two lineman to Aaron Rodger‘s blind side.
With Rodgers just receiving a ridiculously lucrative contract extension, the Packers are simply, and wisely, protecting their investment.
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