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.
The Packers head coach told reporters this afternoon that he wants to see left tackle Chad Clifton play against the Detroit Lions to determine whether the veteran can help the team during the playoffs.
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.
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