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The Tackleless Scenario Has Arrived

David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga are both doubtful for the Chicago Bears’ game this evening. That’s a solid bet that they won’t be playing for the Green Bay Packers when they face their division rival.

It leaves the team with some very poor options against what has become a fairly stout defense.

We went over those options yesterday.

The most likely scenario would appear to be starting Justin McCray and Adam Pankey. Both are technically guards. However, McCray has already filled in at right tackle, starting one game and coming in after Bulaga left Sunday’s win over Cincinnati.

Pankey was brought up off the practice squad after Bakhtiari went down.

That was an emergency move more than anything, but it now appears the Packers are in that emergency situation.

The team was forced to put tackle Kyle Muprhy on injured reserve this week. He joined Jason Spriggs and Don Barclay, the two guys who would have been the Packers’ other backup tackles, there.

If you’re looking for the Packers’ high-flying passing attack against Chicago, don’t bet on seeing it. Whoever starts at tackle will be getting a lot of tight end and running back help.

The Packers’ passing game is going to be more dink and dunk than it is downfield action.

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Joseph Bonham

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8 Comments

  1. Kato September 28, 2017

    I would not be surprised of they lost tonight.

  2. Zwoeger September 28, 2017

    Lots of shitl passed but happy this site is reachable for me again.

  3. TyKo Steamboat September 28, 2017

    Pussy makes a ton of money & can’t pull it together with a hamstring injury… wow. I’m sure he’d play if it was a ‘contract year’

    1. PF4L September 28, 2017

      Not sure i’d describe him as a pussy, but free speech my man,…. the flag, protesters, yadda yadda yadda.

      In other thoughts….Are we supposed to be feeling sorry for Ted for running out of tackles? I might be wrong, but weren’t Spriggs and Barclay put on IR to create roster spots for Ricky Jean Frenchy, and Ahmad Brooks? Seems to me, especially for Spriggs, that the Packers are throwing in the towel on him. I can remember back in 2013 when big Ted didn’t think Rodgers could get injured and didn’t have a plan B. I don’t see anything different here when he ditched Sitton, let Lang and Tretter go, thereby depleting quality depth. I guess that’s back when he still thought Spriggs was the man.

  4. Ferris September 28, 2017

    Call Tauscher and Clifton, one game deal each.

    1. PF4L September 28, 2017

      lol…Have you seen Tauscher lately?

  5. Gort September 28, 2017

    I thought it was just me and my whiny ass comments that was having trouble with the web site.

    Definitely going to be a challenge tonight for the Packer’s offense. The Bears are pretty good on defense. The Bears passing offense isn’t strong, but their run game will cause problems, I suspect big problems, especially for Clay (overpursuit) Matthews.

  6. Deepsky September 28, 2017

    I can’t remember the Packers ever being in this situation. I think the Bears steal a game here.