When asked about where the team planned on playing Bulaga, Ted Thompson responded:
We'll let the coaches do that. It's my understanding we're going to put him at tackle. Whether it's left or right or whatever, we'll figure that out as we go along, but he's going to be a good guy to add to our group.
Really Ted? You'll let the coaches do that? The same coaches who completely blew the handling of T.J. Lang last year? You know, just ONCE I'd like a Packer lineman to come in and have the team say "He's a tackle" and leave it alone.
The guy is a left tackle. The Packers have the luxury of having a damn good veteran in front of him in Chad Clifton. Clifton, as we all know, hasn't made it through a 16 game schedule in years. So you know Bulaga will most likely see some game action at some point this season but you don't have to throw him right into the fire - it's perfect.
This is one time when Thompson needs to exert his authority and remind his coaching staff that he handed them the guy who could have replaced Tauscher in TJ Lang and instead they pussyfooted around with two of the worst tackle prospects in recent memory in Barbre and Giacommini and didn't even give Lang a shot in camp.
Bulaga's your left tackle of the future.
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