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This Bryan Bulaga Situation Could Get Out of Hand

Bryan Bulaga

Hey, it’s NFL free agency and very few people in the media know what the hell they’re talking about. That won’t stop them from reporting shit, though!

Case in point, Bryan Bulaga.

There’s what seems to be a growing list of teams interested in Bulaga beyond the Green Bay Packers — Buffalo, Washington, Jacksonville, Tampa and maybe Tennessee.

In fact, there was even a report that Washington had signed Bulaga. It came from a fake Ian Rapoport account, but managed to fool at least one tool in the media, who reported it as truth.

Then there was this earlier today.

The first thing you should be asking yourself here is, who the hell is Darren Wolfson? Probably not anyone you should be getting your Packers news from.

He’s a local sports guy in Minneapolis.

Here’s what we do know.

Bulaga is looking for potentially as much as $8 million per season. That’s probably more than what the Packers anticipated paying him. It’s also more than you’d like to pay for a right tackle, especially one that isn’t an All-Pro right tackle.

Right now, the highest-paid right tackle in the league is the Colts’ Gosder Cherilus, who makes $7 million annually.

So the market, in all of its stupidity, is going to force some team to overpay for a good, not great, offensive lineman who doesn’t even play a premium position.

Consider this.

Some shitbag named Jermey Parnell just got signed to a five-year, $32 million contract by the Jacksonville Jaguars. That’s more than $6 million per season for a tackle that has started all of seven games in his six-year NFL career.

Brilliant signing, assholes!

This is why you are perennial winners!

Anyway, my point here is, since an asshole organization like the Jaguars gave a bag of crap like Parnell $6 million a year and Bulaga is probably twice as good as Parnell, there’s no reason he shouldn’t demand $8 million a year.

Should the Packers pay a right tackle that much?

Not unless he’s the second coming of Forrest Gregg. Bryan Bulaga sure as shit ain’t that.

Does that mean the Packers aren’t going to do it?

No.

Bulaga will get his money somewhere and it may very well be in Green Bay.

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

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10 Comments

  1. ferris March 9, 2015

    Here’s $8M…..Ouch I’m injured again. (Sound of toilet flushing)
    Can’t see them paying that.

  2. Church Lady March 9, 2015

    I don’t know how Bulaga became known as such an “awesome” Tackle – he is serviceable and that’s it. I’d rather have him, but not at that valuation. This is where missing on a draft pick like Sherrod will really hurt if we can’t re-sign the Beluga for a sane number.

    Can Barclay just learn how to pass block in the next 6 months? If he did, would Bulaga even start? Barclay is much better in the run game, and as injury prone, I guess. Fuck.

    Where’s Ken Rutgers when you need him… probably plowing some ass at the Wooden Nickel.

  3. Nick Perry March 9, 2015

    Packers need to forget about Bulaga for that amount of money. Put Lang at RT and let Tretter and Barclay fight it out at RG. The due played 15 games since week 9 of 2012!! Thanks but no thanks BB, sign House and Bruce Carter or Foster of the Bucs and keep building through the draft. Have fun losing like Wells, Jennings, Jenkins and all the others who follow the $$$ train.

  4. Darwins Myth March 9, 2015

    Bulaga, take 6 MIL. and another legitimate chance at a SB ring. Otherwise… bye, bye, Bulaga! Enjoy your time on a losing team in Florida.

  5. Howard March 10, 2015

    Would like to see the o- line remain intact. Not sure what TT’s limit is, however 8 mil must be getting close to, or over that limit. I thought 6.5 to 7 would be the limit. I do wonder how much Vujnovich has progressed as a tackle this year, if a new tackle is needed. V has the better size for a tackle of the other o- lineman referenced. Only the team knows if he is capable and has shown progress.

    1. Savage57 March 10, 2015

      This is where it gets dicey. If you have Sitton, Lang and now Bulaga all pulling in about $7MM a year, and continuity in the line is what you’re going for, what happens with Bahk in 1-2 years if he stays on his current career arc? $10 MM to him?

      Then you have a starting line pulling 31, a QB 22, and your WR’s 20. That’s 73, or half of your cap to 8 guys on O. And there’s this guy named Lacey who’s going to want to get paid, too.

      I’m not sure that Ted even keeps Bulaga at $7MM.

      1. Howard March 10, 2015

        Just saw that Bulaga was signed. I agree it is dicey. The one thing is Bank, Sitton and Lang will all be free agents in 2017. You know how TT is with older players. TT may not resign Lang or Sitton or at least reduce their contract values. I do think it is good to keep continuity for at least the next couple of years, and Rodgers is not getting any younger either.

  6. bob March 10, 2015

    Wayy too much money. Offer him 18 mil for three years, with 10 mil guaranteed, take it or leave it. We can go without. I do think Ted Thompson will pay him his 8 mil per year, but I dont think he should.

  7. vj March 10, 2015

    Just get another large fleet of foot man to start there. We also have two in house options on the roster to consider, plus there’s the draft.

  8. vj March 10, 2015

    Nick Perry has it correct. Barclay at Guard, Lang at RT was a powerful run combo in spots early last season. Tretter can back up a few spots as a 6th man. Then, draft a fleet of foot tackle early.