Posts tagged T.J. Lang

Observations From Packers 17-13 Loss To Chiefs

Arrowhead Stadium

The Green Bay Packers fell to the Kansas City Chiefs 17-13, Thursday night in their preseason finale. The game wasn’t easy to watch. The starters played only one series and veterans Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Grant, Donald Driver, Chad Clifton and Charles Woodson were healthy scratches. There were some interesting developments in the game, however, and […]

A Look At The Packers Depth Chart

The Green Bay Packers have released their first depth chart, which gives us a good idea of who is and who isn’t performing well. It also sheds some light on who is playing where. On the offensive side of the ball there aren’t any big surprises. Most notable is that Donald Lee has regained the […]

Training Camp Observations, Aug 5, Full Pads

Atari Bigby and Morgan Burnett

Here’s a quick look at Green Bay Packers training camp from Aug. 5. Breno Giacomini running with the No. 2 offense Maybe this is due in part to T.J. Lang being a little banged up, but Breno Giacomini has been lining up with the second-string offense at right tackle and even lined up with first […]

Atari Bigby vs. Morgan Burnett

Atari Bigby Morgan Burnett

When training camp opens, the Green Bay Packers will have few spots in the starting lineup up for grabs. The only totally open competition is at left guard, where Daryn Colledge will battle Jason Spitz for the starting job. There are other positions that may turn into competitions, however. T.J. Lang and Mark Tauscher may […]

Packers Depth Chart: That’s Interesting, Man

The Sporting News released their pre-training camp preview for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and our initial reaction was, to borrow a line from The Dude, that’s interesting, man. The depth chart wasn’t interesting so much for the starting lineups, but more surprising on some of the second-string players. First, it’s important to point […]

Looking At The Packers As Preseason Favorite

Brad Jones

You hear a lot more about the idea in the national media than you do in the local media, that of the Green Bay Packers as a preseason favorite. Peter King ranked the Packers atop his preseason power rankings. Pro Football Weekly and Yahoo! Sports will declare the Packers their Super Bowl favorite in their […]

The Ascendance Of T.J. Lang Will Have To Wait

T.J. Lang

Green Bay Packers’ tackle/guard/man with no home T.J. Lang is expected to compete for a starting spot on the offensive line this season. It would be a surprise to me and probably a lot of other people if he didn’t win either the right tackle or left guard spot. But before we go and insert […]

Newhouse Could Spell The End For Colledge Or Spitz

Marshall Newhouse

I can’t say I was overly impressed with the selection of TCU’s Marshall Newhouse, who the Green Bay Packers selected with their second fifth-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Newhouse played left tackle in college, but projects as a guard in the NFL. With Josh Sitton entrenched at right guard, Jason Spitz and Daryn […]

A Look At Bryan Bulaga’s Packers’ Future

Bryan Bulaga

As we sit around and wait for the second part of the NFL Draft to begin tonight, we thought it would be a good time to take a more in-depth look at the Green Bay Packers’ first-round selection, Bryan Bulaga. As I mentioned yesterday, Bulaga isn’t the elite-level tackle prospect that Trent Williams, who went […]

What Is Packers’ Biggest Need?

The Green Bay Packers have several glaring holes this offseason – offensive line, cornerback and safety among them – but I’ve been wavering as to which is the most troublesome. Offensive tackle is the obvious answer, but the cornerback position is an increasing concern on par with, if not greater than, the tackle position. The […]

Packers Offensive Line In Flux, Lang Still Doesn’t Have A Home

T.J. Lang

The Green Bay Packers have more than a few questions along the offensive line entering the season. One of them is where second-year man T.J. Lang will play. While most of us expect him to compete for and eventually take over the right tackle spot, Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t necessarily agree. “There’s a difference […]

Tauscher Deal Reportedly Close

Word out of Green Bay is the Packers are close to a deal to resign veteran right tackle Mark Tauscher. “I feel Mark Tauscher is definitely not too far away, and hopefully we’ll have some news for you there shortly, and no different with Ryan Pickett,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “We’re focused on bringing our […]

Packers Top Free Agent Priority: Ryan Pickett

Ryan Pickett

Some interesting tidbits have come out about the Green Bay Packers free agent priorities in the past week. Although he’s clearly their top player without a contract for the 2010 season, safety Nick Collins is not at the top of the Packers’ list of players to resign. The main reason is Collins will be a […]

Most of Packers Offensive Line Under Scrutiny This Offseason

Packers offensive line

With the way the Green Bay Packers offensive line performed during the 2009 season, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that three of the five spots are likely to be in flux this offseason. Chad Clifton’s left tackle spot was a weakness for most of the season and right tackle was a major problem until […]

Five Reasons To Be Excited About The Green Bay Packers

Its hard to ignore how this guy has rebounded. Photo: Tony Ding

Yesterday, we took a look at five reasons not to be excited about the Green Bay Packers, making the argument that the team has major flaws that may haunt them down the stretch and into the playoffs. That said, we fully expect the Green Bay Packers to make the playoffs. However, this isn’t a team […]

Packers Getting Healthy, Stronger

The Green Bay Packers will enter this week’s game with the San Francisco 49ers the healthiest they’ve been since early in the season. The team was buoyed this past week by the return of receiver Jordy Nelson, who had been out since week four. Expected to return from injury this week are linebackers Aaron Kampman […]

The Allen Barbre Experiment Has Officially Concluded

It looks like the days of Allen Barbre as a starting right tackle for the Green Bay Packers are officially and mercifully over. Barbre was replaced by recently-resigned veteran Mark Tauscher in the lineup last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Unfortunately, Tauscher went down with an injury shortly after halftime of the Bucs game. […]

It Doesn’t Take Much to Get to Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers gets sacked - big surprise! Photo: Evan Siegle

Seriously. It doesn’t take much to get to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Of the league-leading 37 sacks the Packers have given up this season, only six have been recorded when opposing teams blitz. That’s only 16 percent. In other words, the recipe for shutting down the Packers offense is pretty simple – send […]

Signs Point to Clifton and Tauscher at Tackle

After Aaron Rodgers was sacked six times against the Minnesota Vikings, it was no surprise to discover that the Green Bay Packers might be considering a change on the offensive line. That change now looks likely, with Mark Tauscher replacing Allen Barbre at right tackle and Chad Clifton replacing rookie T.J. Lang at left tackle. […]

Offensive Line Shakeup May Be Coming for Packers

Mark Tauscher

Here’s some potentially exciting news from Green Bay. It appears a big change on the offensive line may be coming for the Green Bay Packers. The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Rob Demovsky reports the coaching staff is leaving open the possibility of going with the veteran tackle combination of Mark Tauscher and Chad Clifton in this […]