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.
The band is back together again.
From Jason Wilde over at ESPNMilwaukee.com:
One day after doling out contract extensions to safety Nick Collins and Ryan Pickett, and one week after bringing back veteran left tackle Chad Clifton, the Packers agreed to terms on a two-year deal with veteran right tackle Mark Tauscher Saturday, an NFL source said.
That’s the word from Mike McCarthy via our good friend Brian Carriveau from Railbird Central.
I know Packers fans (and Jason Wilde) have been clamoring for Tauscher to be resigned and I recognize what he meant to the offense last year – he basically came in and saved not only the offense, but the season.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."