Bryan Bulaga went down with an ankle injury this week. There had been some question about who would replace Bulaga while he was out.
The assumption was Jason Spriggs, a 2016 second-round pick the Green Bay Packers traded up for, was the top backup to both David Bakhtiari and Bulaga.
However, Spriggs has put that in doubt with his terrible play this preseason. Wednesday, we got our answer.
Kyle Murphy, who barely played at all in 2016, is the guy. Murphy, a 2016 seventh-round pick, opened with the No. 1 offense in practice.
Spriggs did get some reps with the top offense too and the word is the Packers will play that way against Denver on Saturday as well.
The severity of Bulaga’s injury is still unknown, but there doesn’t appear to be any reason for him to play this weekend.
Meanwhile, we are hearing the Packers like Murphy’s progress from year one to year two. Spriggs, who actually started some games at guard in 2016, seems to have taken a big step backward.
Wait, you mean the white rat whiffed on a high draft pick???? Gotta be a first!!
I understand it’s easy to cherry pick after the fact, but still…………
AFC scout: “He’ll get overdrafted because he’s a workout guy. I just do not like Spriggs. I’ve had my fill of Spriggs. I’ve watched him too much. I never see him finish blocks. Never see him climb somebody and knock him down. I could see him going second round but there’s no way I’d draft him there.”
NFC scout: “He’s like a third-round pick to me but he’ll go a lot earlier. He’s not that tough or strong. He is an excellent athlete. He plays good in shorts.”
Some people think that 2nd round players you trade up for should be playing. I say if you don’t have a 2nd round pick keeping the bench warm, you’re not trying hard enough. – Ted Thompson.
So Murphy has been backing up Bulaga all preseason and Spriggs has been backing up Bahktiari.
Spriggs is struggling and Murphy has looked pretty good.
So let’s go ahead and start Spriggs because he was drafted higher.
That makes sense.
Just love when a player doesn’t play at an all-pro level by the end of his 1st year, Some here automatically jump on Ted Thompson, calling him makes and crying “another bust”
You really know how to cater to your readers football knowledge Mr. Jones!
I’d think we’d settle for playing at a competent level.
But thanks for trying.
Tony…let me explain something to you……
End of the 1st year, then we jump on Ted Thompson? Gee Anthony, who put us in a position where the team needs these rookie players to perform in their 1st year? I can guarantee it wasn’t Mr. Jones or myself. Let me know if this confuses you at all. If so, i will have a free Q & A on Saturday in here at 10:00am sharp for those thirsty for knowledge.
But i digress…maybe you still believe Ted is operating a draft and develop program. You know, BPA, plug and play, draft for the future. YEA OK…Listen Tony, i have to go, the Easter Bunny is at my front door.