One Major Change in Post Game News

Packers fans have unfortunately grown accustomed to seeing starters go down and get helped off the field. Bryan Bulaga of the Green Bay PackersBut there is another pattern that I have noticed in the recent past, it starts in the post game press conference and when it is bad, carries through the end of the season.

This week, however, saw the first reversal of that trend that I remember for a long time…and it’s a good thing Packers fans.

How many times in recent years have we seen a player go down with a knee or neck injury (in particular) and in the press conference afterward, coach McCarthy tries to reassure everyone that we don’t know anything yet but he thinks the player will be fine. Any time a Packer player goes down, the fans want to know the severity of that injury. The press then hounds McCarthy for an answer (which he doesn’t have) and McCarthy defaults to reassuring the media with the disclaimer that he will “know more” later. This is just the way it works in the NFL but it sets fans up for disappointment when players are then scanned and diagnosed with torn ACL’s and put on IR or worse, neck injuries that require fusion surgery and never see the field again.

langWell, this time around, it appears that capricious Fate has seen fit to smile on Packernation. Bryan Bulaga, Packers starting right tackle, has NOT suffered a significant knee injury. The Packers will be cautious with him (fine by me!) and may not work him out on Wednesday so don’t be surprised if he shows up as DNP on the injury report. But this is really good news for Packers fans! Bulaga was not having a stellar game (who was?) against the Seahawks, but I don’t think many in Packernation were happy about the prospect of Derek Sherrod having to start throughout the season with little to no backup behind him. The O-line, which looked deep until Don Barclay was put on IR, would have appeared whisper thin, and any injury would likely have caused a significant shakeup.

As it stands, Bulaga will have a chance to continue to gel with this team, and with Corey Linsley having a good first game (other than the snap gaff of course), the Packers may again have options when Tretter comes back.

Packernation expected a better performance out of the team than what we got on Thursday. But it is good to know that our offensive line will be pretty much together to continue to gel and improve. One thing I saw was that our O-line takes a cue from Sitton and Lang in terms of bringing nasty straight to your facemask and Linsley brought that too. Our tackle situation avoided a major shakeup and things are looking up for the Packers O-line.



One Major Change in Post Game News — 7 Comments

  1. one thing need team leaders on defense Ray Lewis Reggie White Michael StrahanRichard Sherman Kam Chancellor how come we can’t getplayers like thatthere is no meanness in our defense outside Clay MatthewsESPN First Take Sports Center Mike and Mike oh s*** the Green Bay Packers look worst in Denver Broncos and look just as scared they even play like they were scared first time I ever be ashamed of being a Packer fanRichard Sherman said he was boredthat was a slap in the face to Aaron Rodgers and he didn’t do nothing about it so Aaron Rodgers got punked when is we and Green Bay going to figure out we need more than Aaron RodgersI tell you this wouldn’t happen with Brett Favre

  2. Brady, It’s fine and dandy to be positive about Bulagas status but the question has to be raised why do you have a thin offensive line protecting your franchise quarterback?

    Why was this issue not addressed in the off season and thru the draft, this should be your priority to be sure Rodgers stays protected, Derrick Sherrod is pathetic and your kidding yourself if you think he can get the job done protecting Aaron Rodgers. As Rogers goes so goes the Packers!

    • It is more than fine and dandy, Craig…it is important. For the very reason you stated, that we don’t want Sherrod starting, Bulaga’s news is very good news for the depth of this line. Hindsight is 20/20…draft is done, Barclay is gone so the ONLY question that remains is “Which would you prefer, to lose Bulaga for the season and have Sherrod starting, or have him back on the field in the next game.” If there is a question about this year’s draft, it is about the inside linebacker position, NOT the offensive line.

  3. Hi guys, my thought is if ANY player isn’t 100% they should not be on the field. Be honest to the team, be especially honest to the guy who has to make the plays without getting sacked. We need Offense to be strong. period. Whether it’s Favre or Rodgers who’s to say who it would happen to. Quite frankly, Aaron is phenomenal and we’ve seen him

  4. (sorry… system error) play extreme. Defense is tough… but Clay has a reputation. We expect it but it would be great to see the team more aggressive… but not “mean” … I love that the Pack isn’t out to injure. This isn’t WWF.. be real… play the game and we do.

  5. heal well Bryan Bulaga. And the team has the rest of the season to show how good they truly are again. We’ve had our ups and downs throughout the years as Packers. Truly believe this will be a great season. GO PACK GO!!

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