Mike McCarthy wants to go "old-school" with his offensive line this year, rearranging and settling them into one position. Versatility is great, but protecting Aaron Rodgers' noggin is far more important.
When Mike McCarthy introduced his zone blocking scheme back in 2006, he touted interchangeability and competition would create a solid offensive line. Five years later, we've seen top-notch quality players and flexibility don't necessarily go hand-in-hand.
Fans would do well to take a look at Daryn Colledge's complete body of work rather than focus on a handful of plays. If they did, they'd see a player who is much better than his reputation and who will help the Packers in 2010.
Mike McCarthy confirmed this morning, in a breakfast with reporters at the owners meetings down in Orlando, that FB John Kuhn is the only restricted free agent who has not signed his tender that has been in attendance so far for offseason workouts
I agree with Greg Bedard. Fans should probably lay off Daryn Colledge a little bit. We love to talk about how horrible he was this past year. But improvement was definitely evident once he was allowed to stay in one spot. And he was the best offensive lineman during the 2008 season. As I've written before, perhaps being pushed in training camp, as he was leading up to the '08 season, will bring out his best in 2010.
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