Herb Taylor is Now Packers Left Tackle

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Herb Taylor

Who?

Herb Taylor, people. With Marshall Newhouse out with a concussion and Derek Sherrod still on the mend from a broken leg, the Green Bay Packers are now running their No. 1 offense with Herb Taylor at left tackle.

Who the hell is Herb Taylor? Good question.

He was a sixth-round pick by Kansas City in 2007 out of TCU. He’s bounced around the NFL since then, landing with the Packers in late 2011. He has one career start.

Unfortunately, until Sherrod is healthy, it looks like Taylor is the Packers best backup plan at the most important position on the offensive line. Rookie Andrew Datko is next in line and he hasn’t proven he’s ready for prime time.

With Newhouse and Sherrod out, a position of strength is now looks like one of weakness. During the regular season, this will not be a pretty position to be in.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

9 Comments on "Herb Taylor is Now Packers Left Tackle"

  1. E. Wolf

    On what authority is this aticle predicated? I have not seen any officia statment that Newhouse will not start, nor have I seen any statement that Herb Taylor is to start.

    • Asimov

      This article isn’t referring to Herb Taylor as starting, just that he is at LT when our No. 1 offense is practicing, since our #1 and #2 LTs are both injured. It’s on Packers.com.

  2. Jack

    How can you not respect a tackle called “Herb” – dudes a monster. Besides; it’s not like Newhouse was tearing it up at tackle…..here is a novel idea – put Raji at o.tackle. He plays d-tackle, end and running back already…might as well use his crazy skills (better then seeing him dance…that’s for sure… : )

  3. Jonathan

    “Herb Taylor” sounds like he should be playing for Lombardi back in the 60’s

    Guess its just a combo of Herb Adderly and Jim Taylor.

    Either way, great Packer name.

  4. Shawn iltarion

    Newhouse only has a minor concussion and will be back after taking some training camp off.

    If it was game time, Lang would be our LT and EDS would be in at left guard. Count on it. Since it is preseason, we’ll give Taylor or Datko a shot, might as well.

    • nurseratchett

      Especially since most likely in the preseason game, the backups will get most of the reps….lets hope they don’t end up being sacrificial lambs!

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