No One Told Lane Taylor He was Starting
This is just glorious. Any time Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy talks about the importance of communication from now on, remember that he’s a flaming hypocrite.
We found out Lane Taylor would be taking over for released left guard Josh Sitton on Monday. We found that out by hearing McCarthy tell everyone at his press conference. At that point, Taylor didn’t even know.
He found out through an ESPN news alert on his phone that appeared after McCarthy’s presser.
So just to review, Mr. Communication Mike McCarthy has refused to tell his team why Sitton was released and didn’t even tell the guy replacing him in the starting lineup that he was starting.
That’s some solid communication right there.
Obviously, all eyes will be on Taylor this Sunday. What does he think about that?
Well, he’s saying the right things.
“I’m not going to try to make it bigger than it actually is,” Taylor said. “I’ve been watching for years. So I definitely know what it’s supposed to look like and what is expected of me.
“It’s definitely going to be exciting. A little different than in the past. I know I’ll be out there and will be getting after it.”
Of course, saying the right things and actually playing well are two different things. Taylor can be as calm an level-headed as he wants. We’ll see how he reacts when thrown into the fire.