Cory's Corner: Bryan Bulaga Has Rewritten His Own Career

 
I was completely wrong about Bryan Bulaga.
 
Coming into this season, I thought the best way for the Packers to solidify the right side of the offensive line would be to cut ties with Bulaga. The right tackle was entering his 10th season in Green Bay and was set to earn $8.3 million this year, with only a $1.8 million dead cap hit. 
 
What I didn't envision was how well he'd play. According to Pro Football Focus, Bulaga is ranked No. 16 among all tackles and he's No. 7 among all tackles as a run blocker. Not to mention, only 26 quarterback pressures in 568 pass attempts. In other words, Bulaga is only allowing pressure 4.5 percent of the time, which is fantastic. 
 
The reason why this is so surprising is because Bulaga is coming off a two-year stretch in 2017 and 2018 when he arguably played his worst football. In 2017 when he was limited to five games, Bulaga was ranked No. 116 as a run blocker and in 2018 he was ranked No. 71. 
 
Even though Bulaga will need to clear concussion protocol, the extra week of rest will do the veteran just fine. 
 
And now I am changing my tune on Bulaga. He's an unrestricted free agent after this season. He turns 31 on March 21 and when many teams would be shying away from the veteran offensive lineman, I think it's time for the Packers to give him another contract. 
 
Many of you may think that's crazy, because of Bulaga's injury history and his age. But this year he proved not only how important he is to the offense, but how much juice he has left in the tank. 
 
Remember when former Packers general manager Ted Thompson would generally turn his nose up at 30-year-old free agents? Well, Bulaga is rewriting that script by turning back the clock on his own career. 
 
With David Bakhtiari anchoring the left side of the line, the right side has been a question mark for a couple years. However, this year, Bulaga answered all of those questions.  

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Cory Jennerjohn is a graduate from UW-Oshkosh and has been in sports media for over 15 years. He was a co-host on "Clubhouse Live" and has also done various radio and TV work as well. He has written for newspapers, magazines and websites. He currently is a columnist for CHTV and also does various podcasts. He recently earned his Masters degree from the University of Iowa. He can be found on Twitter: @Coryjennerjohn

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Turophile's picture

January 04, 2020 at 07:30 am

I agree Bulaga's play has made his re-signing a good option. OTs can play at a high level well into their early 30s, and BB has shown no decline in play, 2019 was a very good year for him.

Keeping Bulaga and Martinez will cost about $20m (I'm guessing $11m for Bulaga and $9m for Martinez). Bulaga's play and the excellent addition of Elgton Jenkins means this line is an excellent unit, which is precisely want will help Aaron Rodgers in his later years.

It helps that Bulaga seems more of a happy camper this year with the revamped coaches and new team chemistry. I'm not talking a huge 'hometown discount' just a willingness to stay where the vibes are good.

In 2020, even if Graham and Taylor are released to gain money, along with Rodgers restructured contract, there is still only enough money for a maximum of one mid-tier veteran FA or less, because Kenny Clark will get a new contract, maybe even before the 2020 season begins and that will cost a ton of money.

That puts a lot of pressure on getting enough quality draft picks to fill the holes. I think we need early picks at RT, ILB, WR, DL, TE. There aren't enough early picks to get quality at all these spots, which is why the deals with Bulaga and Martinez are so important, it makes the draft easier. With their re-signing I'd probably start the draft with DL, WR, ILB, if the talent was there when the pick was due.

I might wait until round 4 for the ILB because that is where a lot of guys at that position are clumped together, but the team needs to add someone besides Martinez. None of Goodson, Summers or Burks inspires confidence as a no.2. The TE position is poor in this year's draft, so no early pick there. That might be the position for a veteran FA to be added.

So, as you can see, retaining Bulaga is key to rounding out the team.

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jww061356's picture

January 04, 2020 at 09:08 am

I agree regarding Bulaga, but I think we should invest the balance of that money in acquiring Joe Schobert from Cleveland.

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PeteK's picture

January 04, 2020 at 09:43 am

I don't get the interest in Schobert, we have a very similar player in Martinez who knows the system. We need a quicker cover ILB.

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January 04, 2020 at 10:15 am

Agree Pete. Martinez might not be a great cover ILB but his play and numbers are above average. He’s reliable and doesn’t make many mistakes. Also has 3 sacks and an INT. MLF blitzed him last week and that worked very well. I think u will see more of that in the playoffs. We need to sign him and look for a good coverage LB who plays situational D.

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NickPerry's picture

January 04, 2020 at 11:12 am

Schobert has gotten better in defending the pass with each year. This year he had a damn fine season although I admit stats don't always tell the correct story...Hell just look at Kurt Cousins...His suggest winner but he's a LOSER!!

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SchoJo00.htm

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Leatherhead's picture

January 05, 2020 at 09:58 pm

For the record, Pete K, Martinez gave up 61 completions in 16 games......less than 4/ game. ONE TD. An average of 9 yards for about 33 yards per game.

How much are we willing to risk on a guy who MIGHT improve those numbers?

IMO, Martinez s total contribution to this good, young defense is seriously underestimated. His market value is at least 10 million a year. Look it up for yourself at spotrac.com.

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fordguy's picture

January 04, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Wonder if they could get Bulaga for 7 mil. and then keep Valdeere for around 2 or 3 mil. cause he looked pretty good just jumping in last week considering he hasn't been with the team that long. Good starter and good backup for around 10 mil a year could keep the right side in good shape for a few years so they can focus on other areas of need.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 04, 2020 at 02:17 pm

Bulaga may command 10-12M from a team desperate for leadership, but there are ten to twelve OTs going in the first two rounds of the 2020 draft. He may have to return at his current rate of pay if he wants to remain in the green and gold. Gutedkunst will more than likely be risk averse with the RT spot.

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Turophile's picture

January 04, 2020 at 02:35 pm

There might be 8 taken in the first 2 rounds, imo Jannes, but it just doen't matter. There is always a shortage of tackles, this has been true for absolutely ages and won't change this year. Teams are starting plenty of tackles that need upgrading and that $10-12m could be from any team, it is certainly not 'desperation money'.

I'd go even further, the deal might well have to be a three year deal, as a two year one might not be acceptable. You have to come to terms with it being a sellers market when it comes to OTs.

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Guam's picture

January 04, 2020 at 09:28 am

Excellent summary of the Packers needs and a road map to fulfilling them Turophile! I think the Packers greatest need is TE and the early draftnics concur with your assessment - the TE draft class will be thin. Other CHTV commenters have noted Hunter Henry might be available as a free agent TE. Hopefully Gute can fill all of most or the Packers needs within their CAP.

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PeteK's picture

January 04, 2020 at 09:30 am

I would prefer Hooper.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

January 04, 2020 at 09:40 am

We already have Jake and Tonyan but they simply are not being used. They both should be better with another year of experience.

A really good shifty slot receiver would definitely help if a top TE isnt available.

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GLM's picture

January 04, 2020 at 10:18 am

Hunter Henry has been plagued by injuries. He's good, when healthy...too risky for a big contract, IMO.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 04, 2020 at 02:19 pm

The Chargers are cheap, but he is one of their core weapons. Like to see Henry test the market if he's not franchised.

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Turophile's picture

January 04, 2020 at 02:19 pm

Thank you Guam. It would be great if the packers could get a guy with production like Clark gave us a few years back. Such a shame the Packers let him go, he claimed later that he wanted to stay, but his agent insisted on asking for too much.

The biggest problem with TEs in the draft is that not only is the position thin this year, but those that are available aren't much good at blocking.

Even though he is pretty old by TE standards, Marcedes Lewis IS still a good blocker and might be kept for another year.

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stockholder's picture

January 04, 2020 at 10:23 am

20 mil isn't happening. 2 year 8mil for both. Drafting a DL won't happen. None can push the middle. .// If Clark isn't signed were screwed!// I could see Gute going OLB/edge to replace Fackrell. Even Murray. IMO. Taking a WR happens in rd. 1.

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GLM's picture

January 04, 2020 at 10:26 am

Don't worry...Kenny Clark isn't leaving town any time soon.

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Turophile's picture

January 04, 2020 at 02:23 pm

Oh yes it is stockholder...........if the Packers wish to retain both Bulaga and Martinez.

The demand for decent OTs is always, ALWAYS, so acute that an $8m lowball will be laughed at and he'll go elsewhere.

The Packers line is very good at the moment, which is a key to AR staying healthy - don't mess with the chemistry when you don't have to.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 04, 2020 at 02:29 pm

Belichick let his starting LTs go two years in a row. It's a Game of Replacement.

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Turophile's picture

January 04, 2020 at 02:34 pm

No. It's a game of making the right decision...............at the right time.

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stockholder's picture

January 04, 2020 at 03:27 pm

The Packers will move Turner to RT. That was suppose to be the plan when they signed him. ( And not letting him stay at LG. ) Bulaga will be allowed to leave. His playoff games are the key to staying.

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flackcatcher's picture

January 05, 2020 at 12:06 am

If that happens, then Taylor becomes your RG. He is under contract and knows the system. Turner's biggest problem is the mental side of the game. Denver let him go over the breakdowns on assignments. (I do not think Tuner can be blame with how mess up the O line was for Denver. But Denver judged that Tuner could not play RT at a starter's level...) Frankly, the Packers no replacement for both Bakh or Bulaga as starters long term. Packers have tried twice with Bulaga (Spriggs and Murphy) and got lucky with Bakh when Newhouse blew up on them. Drafting these guys really is a crap shoot sometimes...

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January 05, 2020 at 12:36 pm

In that case Taylor will be moved/cut by the time the draft rolls around. Another bookend guy similar to Jenkins. Taylor cannot move in space and is just a guy.

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flackcatcher's picture

January 05, 2020 at 06:58 pm

No, before his shoulder injury Taylor was good in space. In general, this O line was one messed up group. Taylor should have been shut down in 2018. But the Packers had no one to replace him. Every offensive lineman was seriously hurt to one degree or another. Gute coming in was faced with a 'no win' situation regarding both the secondary and offensive line. He could only rebuild one with the Cap and draft choices he had, the other would be a patch job. He chose the secondary. The starters from 2017-2018 are still playing with those injuries, all of them. If Taylor shoulder wasn't ripped up, odds he be starting over Jenkins and Tuner today. Taylor does not make the mental mistakes that Tuner makes, and that's 90% of the pro game. Taylor will be starting next year for the Packers or someone in this league...

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mamasboy's picture

January 04, 2020 at 10:52 pm

I agree with almost all of what you said, but I really don't know if they'll pay Martinez what he might get elsewhere as an FA. We'll see though.

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Leatherhead's picture

January 05, 2020 at 10:17 pm

Turophile, I’ve had similar thoughts.

Unless you’d expect him to take a pay cut, you’d have to pay him $6 million a year.....figure $21 million over 3 years. That would make him about the 11th highest paid RT in the league. If h s healthy, he’s a good right tackle.

Martinez’s rate is going to be a little higher, about $50 million over 4 years, but that’s still in line with the $20 million for the pair.

Basically, we can bring just about all of our gameday players back next season and we can add to them.

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January 04, 2020 at 07:33 am

Yes, but no more than a 2 year contract laden with workout and performance bonuses, and an out after 1 year. Bulaga has played well, yes, better than I thought he would as well. He is also on the wrong side of 30 with a big long injury history and missing a ton of games. Like a QB, tackles play can fall of a cliff quick and with Bulaga's injury history, I do not think it would wise to sign him to some big long extension. A team friendly 2 year deal, with an out and performance bonuses I would be fine with.

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PeteK's picture

January 04, 2020 at 09:33 am

Absolutely an out after year one. It's no surprise that he's grinding it out in a contract year.

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Michael Hughes's picture

January 04, 2020 at 07:33 am

Best forecasters for injury are age and previous injury history.

I get why people want him resigned but if we do we have to acknowledge its playing with fire and there can be no feeling sorry for yourself if he goes down in training camp.

Again I get why people want it done and I don't hate it but...
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1. Career season in contract year
2. Over 30
3. Extensive injury history particularly with knees

It's a huge risk to sign him on a big multi year deal, red flags everywhere you look. Optimal would be a 1 year deal but doubt he would sign that.

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January 04, 2020 at 07:34 am

Me too but suspect he wants more than that.

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GLM's picture

January 04, 2020 at 10:24 am

I have to admit I was down on Bulaga, and I'm glad I was wrong. He's been great.

If the team re-signs him, I think they really need to have a viable swing man behind him who can not only fill in, but be a capable starter. Maybe that guy is Jared Veldheer, or Alex Light. I don't know. Veldheer may want to start somewhere.

I would think the team will once again look to draft a good lineman in the middle rounds, similar to the Elgton Jenkins pick.

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 04, 2020 at 02:22 pm

Veldheer being available for the Playoff Run was a Godsend for Gutedkunst. If Bulaga went down next week or after, who has confidence in Light?. Ervin as well.

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Turophile's picture

January 04, 2020 at 03:05 pm

Veldheer didn't look bad in that last game, did he Jannes.

I expected him to look pretty bad, but both he and Patrick held up well on the line when called upon.

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Big_Mel_75's picture

January 04, 2020 at 07:42 am

I don't think it can be under estimated how poor the guards played the last few years. If your worried about the guy next to you not handling his assignment you can't focus 100% on your own. Bulaga is a top tackle when healthy. We don't have his replacement on the roster. We have no choicr but to resign him and draft his replacement. The chances of scoring another Elton Jenkins is slim...

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dobber's picture

January 04, 2020 at 10:07 am

"Bulaga is a top tackle when healthy. We don't have his replacement on the roster. "

Depends on whether they feel they can convince Velheer to play another year. I think there was more to their bringing him in than just to serve as a stopgap. Some speculated that Turner was targeted to slide out to T, and with Patrick under contract, they might want to do that.

I think they'll let Bulaga test the market and have an offer waiting for him...perhaps ask him to let them know what he's seeing in other places and give them the opportunity to match.

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flackcatcher's picture

January 04, 2020 at 02:08 pm

Cannot understate how badly injured the offensive line was over the past two years. Even this year, every starter from last year has played thru injury they had incurred last year. And the opening day starter Taylor played with a ripped up shoulder that should have IR him for the year from the start. Drafting Jenkins saved this team this year...

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 04, 2020 at 02:27 pm

BG will draft an OT with the one or two pick this year. The depth of talent is there and in the WR group. ILB no later than the third round.

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DaHouse's picture

January 04, 2020 at 07:57 am

They should let him test the market and see if anyone else is willing to give him what he wants. If so, let them pay him, he deserves it. If not, re-sign him for what the Packers want.

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Big_Mel_75's picture

January 04, 2020 at 08:43 am

He would be good as gone. Some team will pay him more then he wants as they are desperate for OL. Vikings for one would love to have a lineman of his talents...

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PeteK's picture

January 04, 2020 at 09:38 am

He could be a candidate for a transitional tag.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

January 04, 2020 at 10:53 am

OTC estimates the Transition tag for OL at $14.67M. Franchise is estimated at $16.1M.

I am thinking 3 yrs/$33M, with a $6M signing bonus.
Base/SB Pro/RosterB/GameACT/W-O Cap Dead
$1M/$2.0M/$5M/$1.2M/$500K/$9.7M dead $6M
$6M/$2.0M/$2M/$1.2M/$500K/$11.7M dead $4M
$7.9M/$2M/------/$1.2M/$500K/$11.7M dead $2M

GB probably gives Bulaga a $10 signing bonus and keeps the cap hit low.

Edit: Full Disclosure - Bulaga is one of perhaps 2 or 3 players who signed for less than I thought he'd get. Players almost always sign for 5% to 15% more than I think they will get, when it isn't more.

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NickPerry's picture

January 04, 2020 at 11:19 am

Who in the hell would dislike TRG comment?

Thanks for the breakdown of a contract that is actually realistic!!!

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flackcatcher's picture

January 04, 2020 at 01:12 pm

TGR is just too good Nick. Some might a tad jealous..

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 04, 2020 at 02:32 pm

I think they move on.

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porupack's picture

January 04, 2020 at 08:05 am

Well done to shine spot on Bulaga, and great opening line to humbly admit a misjudgment. Classy.
I agree, another 2 year extension rewards a fighter and mentor, and keeps that Oline intact and allows Gute to target WR and TE in higher draft rounds.

Another area that would give Gute a lot of BPA freedom, is to find an ILB vet FA either a cap space casualty, or scheme misfit casualty, or....simply a new regime wanting to clean roster (another ZSmith). Or if cap space doesn't allow for an ascending FA, it still seems previous years, there were decent ILBs out there to be had for low cost, one year deals. If Gute attacks that position like he did in 2019 for Safety and DE/OLB, then we could see a decade-long weakness resolved and big ripple effect in the whole defense. Find another ZSmith castoff for ILB in free agency.

If BB can be retained and a FA ILB be bought, seems a modified BPA strategy around WR and TE in rounds 1-2, then pure BPA thereafter. Hopefully, a OT, ILB and CB in mid rounds. This would help add playmakers to the 2020 starting roster.
But WR and TE corps had declined, has improved slightly but needs a big investment in 2020.

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LambeauPlain's picture

January 04, 2020 at 08:23 am

When TT cut Sitton he went to Chicago and the pro bowl. When Lang became a FA, he went to Detroit with barely an attempt from TT to retain him and also had an all pro year.

Those two exits created a mess at G and helped create losing seasons. No one was one the roster to effectively replace them.

I think Bulaga has not only proved he deserves another deal (short term like 2 years, incentive heavy)...I think he would take a bit of a discount too given his family is down the road in N. IL (Crystal Lake).

Next draft his eventual replacement. Because the cost to replace him with a top FA for next season would likely cost more than re-signing Brian. Keeping one of the top OLs in the NFL INTACT must be a priority for 2020.

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PeteK's picture

January 04, 2020 at 10:03 am

Both had three year low guarantee contracts and were released after two. This should be the case with Bulaga.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

January 04, 2020 at 08:24 am

"Many of you may think that's crazy, because of Bulaga's injury history and his age."

Not at all. But I wouldn't go for more money per year than his current deal and I would keep the garuntees after the first season very low.

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PackfanNY's picture

January 04, 2020 at 08:33 am

Bryan Bulaga has always been a good player when he plays. The “when he plays” part has been the key. I am not blaming the player but his availability has been an issue. Very similar to Randall Cobb and Nick Perry. I don’t expect that to get better with age. Maybe they try to sign him to a shorter term, more incentives. If another team steps up this might be the end of the line with the Pack.

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January 04, 2020 at 08:46 am

Bulaga and Perry are on complete opposite spectrums. Yes Bulaga has been hurt in past but nothing compaired to the BUST Perry.

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January 04, 2020 at 02:13 pm

Bulaga has played 115 games for the Packers and played very well. I get he's had injury issues, but he's played a lot of good football. I never understood the lack of appreciation for Bryan.

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Packers0808's picture

January 04, 2020 at 08:37 am

To me it would make a lot of sense to resign Bulaga to a two year deal with a small pay increase and a lot of incentives in for next year and and an out clause in 2nd year if he would agree to such a deal!

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January 04, 2020 at 09:22 am

I think we ought to re sign Bulaga and Clark, let Martinez go, and go after Joe Schobert at ILB for Cleveland. Than draft another ILB in the middle rounds and work on developing Summers. Draft a WR and TE high, and after the T of the future in round three, just go BPA. I think we can steal a really good guy if we look past their physical stature a little bit and prioritize smarts, great routes and great hands.We become better up the middle and in coverage, and with EQ back and Lazard starting to develope, we just have to get something out of Sternberger The exciting thing is we only need an immediate hit on the WR, as long as others make the 2nd and 3rd year jumps. A lot to ask, but not out of the realm of possibility.

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Lphill's picture

January 04, 2020 at 09:33 am

Need to think of the future as far as a replacement, offer him a team friendly deal but many teams are looking for tackles and are willing to overpay. I don’t want to use a high pick to replace him either not when the team has other needs .

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January 04, 2020 at 09:55 am

For the 2020 season, if Gutey lets him walk, the team WILL need to use a high draft pick or sign an EXPENSIVE FA to replace him....probably more expensive than Bulaga would cost.

And I agree, the top picks need to go for ILB, DL, WR, TE.

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PeteK's picture

January 04, 2020 at 10:11 am

Offense desperately needs another playmaker, WR or TE

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January 04, 2020 at 10:12 am

Would like to see Number 75 return to the Pack for no more than the same approximate cap % he currently receives, or slightly less given the next rise in cap money.

He is playing well manning a tough spot and his play has measurably contributed ( per your stats above) to the 13 & 3 record and playoff berth.

The Pack has the veteran Veldheer to sub for or to spell Bulaga and I like that veteran presence in the line-up.

Noticed a number of times this year Bulaga blocking downfield for Jones or Williams heading down the left side of the field - Bulaga will play the whole field to the whistle so his tank has some premium gas left in it.

Time marches on and injuries take their toll though Bulaga's play this year warrants another (cap reasonable) contract with the Pack.

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murf7777's picture

January 04, 2020 at 10:25 am

Definitely keep him if the contract is incentive laden and reasonable. Good tackles are not a dime a dozen. He might give us a Packer discount.

They should take a tackle in the first round and WR in the second. Of course depends on how the draft flows. No need to take a WR in round one there will be very good ones in 2 and of course history shows we have done great drafting WR in round 2.

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stockholder's picture

January 04, 2020 at 10:46 am

WR rd 1. Ot 3rd. Right tackles are easier then LT. Look how MM patched it when Bulaga was out. The best WRs are rd 1. Lamb ,Higgins, Judy.skil. rd 2 Jefferson, Johnson. The packers like big Wrs. Plenty of fast small Wrs. The problem is the catch radius.

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January 04, 2020 at 11:21 am

I understand your thought stockholder. I’m just one who believes the game is won in the trenches so depending on how the draft flows take an OL in round 1 or at the latest 2. We should take another later as well. Bak also isn’t getting any younger!

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January 04, 2020 at 02:47 pm

Bhaktiari's contract is up soon. He would be my priority re-sign in late 2020.

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stockholder's picture

January 04, 2020 at 10:30 am

If they don't go to the super-bowl clean house. Why spend the money for average, twi-light players that are a risk every down. You spend millions for the elite. Look how the Smiths replaced CM3,Perry, etc. Gute must find players this side of 30!

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January 04, 2020 at 02:49 pm

That seems to be his philosophy. Vince understood as well.

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January 04, 2020 at 10:35 am

We must ensure we keep key figures on the team like Kenny Clark, Aaron Jones, and Bahatari all of whom will require a significant contract in the next few years to keep them in a Packers uniform. It's also time to draft a quality OT prospect. That being said, I do like Bulaga and hope he will fit into the near term plans of Gute. Bulaga has been a class act both on and off the field.

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January 04, 2020 at 11:15 am

Is Aaron Nagler going to write one of these about how wildly wrong (and now stubborn) he was about the GR receiving corps? Unlikely. "They just need to play"......(eye roll, think of MVS "progression" this year and me beating G-mo in a foot race)...

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January 04, 2020 at 11:30 am

Many on this board was wrong as I remember how people were talking up our young, fast, tall WR's here. Oh we'll, none of us are always right and neither are the GM's.

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January 04, 2020 at 11:37 am

Like everybody else if the Packers could sign him to a team friendly deal, hopefully no more than 3 seasons top, then I'd like to see BB resigned. If they gave him a longer contract then NO DEAD MONEY after year two. Each time Bulaga is taken out of the game I hold my breath it isn't for the rest of the season. The man is a warrior and I hope he ends his career in GB.

BUT the Packers HAVE to nail it in this next draft and FA period. The next offseason will be the offseason we're either toasting Gute or calling him out for failing to deliver.

Need a WR or 3, RT, DL, ILB, and TE in no particular order although IMO WR and ILB HAVE to be in first 3 rounds.

I still have high hopes for Sternberger. The kid was hurt in the preseason and REMEMBER, the season isn't over. For all we know MLF is getting ready to unleash the Packers TE of the future in the divisional round...OMG...How cool would THAT be!!!!!

Oren Burks...MEH...BUT stranger things have happened. Bishop was a late bloomer.

Gute HAS to get a WR HIGH in the draft and sign a FA or two as well.

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January 04, 2020 at 12:14 pm

I think Gute signs what he needs. IMO he is happy with this OL. If he stays put. Would you be happy with this: Chaisson Edge Jefferson Wr Tyler Johnson Wr Okwuegbunam Te Quarterman LB Ray DL Al. Martin Lb Carr Rb Thomas Wr

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NickPerry's picture

January 05, 2020 at 07:51 am

That's would definitely be a draft I could get behind and be happy with. Most of them I'm familiar with, some I've either heard of or need to do my research which will start as soon as GB is no longer playing...HOPEFULLY in February.

I pay a lot of attention to what you have to say and always look for your comments when draft time rolls around because normally you're right on the money about a potential draft pick and have a lot of excellent info.

What are your thoughts on Crosby? I'd like to keep him because he still has a pretty big leg, especially indoors and I'd hate like hell to see him go somewhere else. Last night in the Titans - Pats game didn't they say between those two teams they've had 9 different kicks on the roster this season? NO Thanks...Resign Mason...

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jannes bjornson's picture

January 04, 2020 at 02:53 pm

How many Pro Bowls or All Pro teams did he make since 2010?

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Lphill's picture

January 04, 2020 at 12:35 pm

All good points but the Packers need to draft in the first round the best inside linebacker available, then receiver 2 Nd round .

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stockholder's picture

January 04, 2020 at 01:21 pm

ILB rd 1 are Murray and Moss. Moss was inj. And is under 240. Murray is slower. Martinez clone. Packers like 240-250 to hold up. The Wrs in rd 2 would be great if we were picking higher. They will have to trade up in rd. 2 if you want a #2 Wr. While this is a deep good class of Wrs. They will take Time. Time Rodgers may not want to give them.

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January 04, 2020 at 01:54 pm

Not in the Packers defensive system. ILB are like FB, wanted but not needed. While I believe the Packers would like to sign another ILB, Pettine has proven that his scheme does not need another ILB, but seems to work better with big SS in place. My gut says (flackcatcher hungry, shut up gut..) Pettine is going for some sort of mix of hybrids at both ILB-OLB and DE for the future. And that's what we fans will see Gute aim at in free agency and the draft. (Gray wasn't an accident...)

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flackcatcher's picture

January 04, 2020 at 01:41 pm

Well, what we fans think, and what the Packers front office brain trust think are two different things. In any case let us remember that GM Gute and his front office are still in the mist of a team wide rebuilt. And only they know what their needs are for next year. While that may be obvious, it usually turns out that way in hindsight. For example, the Packers went into this season with no clear backup for either tackle. They gambled that they could keep a future prospect (Adam Light) on the 53 without pushing him down to the PS. It helps that both tackles played thru some very tough injuries, but it caught up to them at the 49ers, and Aaron Rodgers paid the price. (one with the grass..) So, the Packers signed a veteran short term backup for both slots. A tough but necessary trade off for this playoff season. Next year who knows. I expect that giving the reality of the Cap, we could see a close to 50% turnover of the roster. The ugly underbelly of a hard cap league....

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stockholder's picture

January 04, 2020 at 03:42 pm

we could see a close to 50% turnover of the roster. Which is why they have to be careful with Martinez and Bulaga. We know the Wrs will change.

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January 05, 2020 at 06:46 am

I really believe Veldheer was signed as a backup this year and if he played well to replace Bulaga for next season. Sign him for 2 years for 4 million per year. Quite a bargain for a comparable player.

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January 06, 2020 at 02:59 am

Whatever else Bulaga is, he has been a warrior. Veldheer retired completely unexpectedly during OTAs. He will be 33 years old in 2020.

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ajalexxx's picture

January 08, 2020 at 09:32 am

Bryan Bulaga is the best thing happened for the Green Bay Packers for the past 10 years. A draft steal and a future superstar.

It's nice to see him play while playing games on my computer like https://boombeach.io

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February 28, 2020 at 10:53 pm

Bryan Bulaga is the best thing that happened to the Greenbay since Super Bowl XLV. That guy is a freak as an Offensive tackle. The best guy on the roster and Aaron Rodgers is the worst. Even worse, in the whole league. That guy is overrated and overpaid. Packers will not win any Super Bowl if they keep Rodgers. Trade him!
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