Former Packer Bryan Bulaga lasted one game of the 2021 season before being placed on IR for back and groin injuries. Bulaga missed six starts last year for the Chargers due to injury. Bulaga signed a three year 30 million dollar contract with the LA Chargers before the 2020 season. The contract included 10 million dollars in signing bonus and over 19 million in guaranteed money.
The Packers picked Bulaga with their first round pick, number 23, in the 2010 NFL draft. Bulaga never made a pro bowl but was a consistent high level blocker when healthy.
I questioned Brian Gutekunst when he let Brian Bulaga walk yet signed Billy Turner to a similar contract to the one the Chargers gave to Bulaga. It seemed like too much money for a guard. But it was the right call. Turner was 4 yrs younger and could play both G and T. Turner may never be a pro bowl player but he’s been available and his versatility cannot be over looked.
I questioned someone who claimed that Mark Murphy was a NFLPA attorney.
Would you question that, or know that it was bullshit as soon as you read it?
Take your time sweet tits, nobody is expecting much.
Especially for a Packer Failing 4 Life.
See what I did there?
Take your time sweet tits.
I don’t have a problem with letting Bulaga go, I have a problem with the Packers starting two completely unproven rookies on the offensive line along with Lucas Patrick, a player known for having bad games. Maybe you can get away with one rookie on the offensive line, but Ron Wolf used to say you can’t win without 5 guys on the offensive line who can play, I don’t see the Packers winning many game this season with this offensive line. Now Rodgers will have some decent receivers, but won’t have time to pass.
That was my point i made in the pre-season.
They knew that Bakhtiari would miss games
You can spend 2/3rds of the last 2 drafts on lineman…they did.
You can sign more UDFA for camp…they did.
Then all told, they had 16 lineman in camp…and this was the best they came up with?
I remember when Runyan was crowned a near future starter.
That didn’t last too long.
This is what happens when you crown draft picks before they play, or in pre-season.
Jake Hanson is another stud!!
Billy Wagner was one of the first cuts made.
He was serviceable with experience.
He only allowed 1 sack in 2020 with a PFF grade of 77.0
But i guess keeping Preston Smith, Kevin King, and Burks was a higher priority.
As far as receivers…when you have to get the ball out, you better have ready check downs, and play scheme better than what we saw against the Saints.
I think the Saints mostly played a cover 1 shell defense and had good tight match ups. After that…i didn’t see any scheme or play call adjustments made by the Packers to counter.
(Only run the ball 15 times?)
The Packers will see better match ups and the offense improving, but your point is well taken Deep.
If I remember correctly, Runyan played pretty good last year when given the chance. Don’t know what’s up with that. In fact, I wonder what percentage of our draft picks in the last 6-7 years were spent on the secondary;;;;;;;; and we still have issues there also. Until Bahk gets back and is 100%, this OL will have it’s growing pains. Until they replace King, who by the way, stunk up the joint again last week, by getting burnt short, mid, and long in coverage, expect more of the same. We know that the whole team stunk last week, but it still doesn’t cover up the consistantly poor play by King. Because he is never gonna be different.
Well…it’s easier for the line to look good with one new guy last year jelling with the line vs this year with 2 rookies and only 1 player playing his normal position.
The line can help out one guy. Runyan played 160 snaps last season, PFF graded him out at 53 (a Kevin King type grade).
But even if you don’t put much stock in PFF grades. The most damning evidence against Runyan is from the Packers themselves.
He was clearly forgotten as the team deemed Newman and Patrick the better option.
We’ll continue to see how this all pans out but the trouble is, the rest of the team looked as bad, or worse than the O line.
I don’t know what the Packers are thinking with King. He graded out a 46.8 in week 1 playing 56 snaps, while 1st round pick played 8 snaps.
I mean…what’s the negative if they started Stokes? Is he going to do worse than King?
Lets say if Stokes started and played the same as King, i’m ok with that as he’ll be getting needed snaps.
I don’t understand this…Stokes doesn’t get many snaps (25) in pre-season, as they would pull him out in short order, then he only gets 2 snaps before garbage time, 8 snaps total in week 1?
This is your 1st round pick, right?
I would have start Runyan over Patrick myself. But I get why they didn’t. I’m sure they didn’t want to start two rookies and a second year player with only a hand full of snaps on the interior of the OL. Myers isn’t the problem. It doesn’t matter if your a rookie, you either can play or you can’t. And if either Patrick or Newman struggles look for Runyan to start against the 49ers. As for Stokes, he must not be assignment sure yet. I never expected him to start before mid season.