Is Moving Bryan Bulaga to Left Guard a Mistake?
Last Updated on Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00 Written by John Rehor Monday, 09 August 2010 23:53
I was sitting at my desk at work today, trying to catch up with some office work. I was peeking at Twitter periodically, and I came across news that Bryan Bulaga is getting work at Left Guard.
Work stopped for a few minutes after reading this. As I let this sink into my brain, I had to wonder a few things:
Why is he being moved from Left Tackle, the position he was drafted for?
What happened to Daryn Colledge and Jason Spitz? Are they performing that poorly, or did one of them suddenly become trade bait?
What happened to TJ Lang? Backup at Right Guard and Right Tackle currently, but has he been surpassed my Bulaga already?
After practice, when Mike McCarthy said he was giving him the chance to compete for starting LG. As Mike Vandermause tweeted:
I was left scratching my head even more. Has his performance really dictated reps at a position he was not envisioned to play? He may be a first round draft pick, but he was drafted for a purpose.
Left Guard is not the purpose. He is the Left Tackle of the future, and needs to be left there to grow and develop into a premier tackle, not participate in the neverending game of musical chairs McCarthy likes to play every year. I think this is an indication of the poor performance of Colledge and Spitz, which causes concern for the offensive line heading into the season.
Start the music, and players start walking in a circle. Musical chairs just started again.