For the first time all training camp, Packers first round pick Bryan Bulaga took some reps at the left guard position during this afternoon's practice. At first he worked in with the number two offensive line but later during team drills the rookie out of Iowa took reps with the number ones, taking the place of Daryn Colledge.
Coach Mike McCarthy had indicated during OTAs and Mini-Camp that the team intended to keep Bulaga strictly at left tackle. Though he and offensive coordinator Joe Philbin denied it at the time, they are no doubt mindful of the struggles that Daryn Colledge partly attributed to his many position changes.
But there was Bulaga this afternoon, at left guard.
After practice, Mike McCarthy indicated Bulaga had "earned the right" to compete for the starting left guard spot with Daryn Colledge and Alan Barbre.
What I find fascinating is that before any reporter had a chance to pick up on the fact that Bulaga was indeed working at guard, the Packers used their official Twitter feed to "announce" the fact. Well before any Tweet from a reporter, the Packers Tweeted the below:
Bulaga is working as a backup LG at #PackersCamp
Then, an hour later, again before any reporter had a chance to pick up on it:
Bryan Bulaga has been rotating in with the 1's at LG #PackersCamp
I'm sorry, but you've got to wonder if this "competition" is going to be a fair fight if the team is actively reporting/promoting the fact a positional battle that just happens to involve their first round pick.
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