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Signs Point to David Bakhtiari Playing

David Bakhtiari

Injured left tackle David Bakhtiari was listed as a limited participant in practice on Thursday, but Bakhtiari certainly seems like he’s heading toward his first start in four weeks, this week.

After practice, Bakhtiari said his injured ankle felt good and while he’ll still need to be cleared by the Green Bay Packers medical staff, that’s as good a sign as any.

“I just want to play,” Bakhtiari said. “I don’t want to sit on the sideline and watch my other friends and teammates go out and work. I like to work. I don’t like sitting by the wayside. Especially the caliber of player that I know I am, I want to go and help out the team the best way I can.”

Coach Mike McCarthy more or less pegged Thursday’s practice as the deciding factor in determining whether Bakhtiari plays. It was the Packers’ only full practice of the week. They have just a light Friday practice remaining before the team leaves for Arizona.

When the Packers played the Cardinals in week 16, they started Don Barclay at left tackle. He gave up four of Arizona’s nine sacks that day.

J.C. Tretter has performed the best at left tackle in Bakhtiari’s absence. It’s logical to think the Packers would use him in that spot again if Bakhtiari remains out.

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10 Comments

  1. Kato January 14, 2016

    Another great sign. This will help out a ton. If shields and bahktiari play, the game is a lot closer than last time

  2. ferris January 14, 2016

    Barclay at Tackle only throws lookout blocks. He may not even have time to yell lookout! I throw up in my mouth when he is on the field just like I did with Brad Jones.

    1. Savage57 January 15, 2016

      Can’t believe that bag o’shit is still on the field. Wasn’t whiffing on McClellan leading to AR’s broken collarbone enough of a cluster fuck to show old lead shoes Barclay the door?

  3. packtat87 January 14, 2016

    Any bets on how many holding penalties Bakhtiari gets? I’m going with 2.

  4. Calico January 14, 2016

    No football technicalities expert me,but wasn’t Tretter ok? I’m sure there is something I don’t understand.

  5. Justin T January 14, 2016

    Anyone know what’s up with quarless?

  6. PF4L January 15, 2016

    Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs…….

  7. Phillthy January 15, 2016

    Looked like Rodgers had a better pocket last game. Not saying that’s related to Tretter starting last game but it did look better.

  8. RUPackFan January 15, 2016

    Trotter was definitely an OK temporary replacement. However, the Pack is going to need to play a lot better than just OK this weekend if they wanna keep this season going.

  9. RUPackFan January 15, 2016

    Tretter*
    Fuckin autocorrect