Daryn Colledge Working Out In Idaho, Not Tennessee

Daryn Colledge is working out with former and current Boise State University lineman in Idaho.

As his world champion teammates gather in Tennessee for informal workouts this week, Packers’ guard Daryn Colledge is choosing to work out with players from his alma mater instead.

According to Chadd Cripe of the IdahoStatesman.com, in addition to working out with three former Bronco lineman, Colledge is also doing "drills twice a week” with current Boise State University lineman Nate Potter.

“It’s fun working with the young guys,” Colledge said. “They’re hungry and ready to get after it.”

Cripe also noted that Colledge “might even participate in the Broncos’ player-run practices.”

When a new CBA is agreed upon Colledge, who was the 47th overall selection in the 2006 NFL draft, will likely be a free agent. He said the thought of leaving Green Bay “would be tough” but added that he is ready for whatever the future holds.

“I’m in the best shape I’ve been in since maybe I was a rookie,” Colledge said. “I’m ready for the next opportunity if it’s there and, if it’s not, if it’s Green Bay, I’m ready to be the best left guard I can be for them.”

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Tarynfor 12's picture

June 02, 2011 at 10:47 am

IMO,his play during his years in GB and now a FA working out with his Alma Mater hopefuls,could be detrimental or more than it is now,if he isn't looming large in comparison to them.
Besides,he seems pre-adjusted to what may be reality.

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PackersRS's picture

June 02, 2011 at 11:05 am

Why would he be working with his former GB teammates?

So long Daryn. You were great for a very brief period, awful in the worst possible moments, and average most of the time.

It's very true that the OL took a hit when you went down in the Detroit game, but then again, it was you practicing with the first team from the get go.

That won't happen again. Lang is in Tennessee right now getting reps with the guys.

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PackerAaron's picture

June 02, 2011 at 11:12 am

That's the first time I've heard an entire 16 game season described as "a very brief period."

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Chad Toporski's picture

June 02, 2011 at 11:30 am

I wouldn't say he was "great" for all sixteen of those games, though...

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PackerAaron's picture

June 02, 2011 at 11:48 am

In 2008? He was pretty damn good.

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PackersRS's picture

June 02, 2011 at 01:12 pm

You and I have very different views on greatness. Sitton is great, has been for 2 years.

Colledge? He was great in the playoffs last year. He was good in 08. He was bad in 09. He was awful in key moments, committing stupid penalties. OT in AZ comes to mind (though it should've been nulified by a blalant helmet to helmet hit on Rodgers).

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PackerAaron's picture

June 02, 2011 at 02:44 pm

I didn't say he was great. I said he had a great year - which he did.

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PackersRS's picture

June 02, 2011 at 03:12 pm

And I didn't say that you said that you said... Uhm...

I understood that. But IMHO he didn't. He had a good year in 08. Some will argue (paging Corey Behnke) that it was, in fact, average at best. He was only the best player in an awful, awful line.

Too bad I can't use PFF's stats to showcase that, but what I can show is that Sitton only gave up half a sack and 2 hits this whole year, including playoffs. That is elite. I doubt that Colledge even gave up less than 5 sacks in 08. I remember him giving up at least 2 against the Vikings that year. Not to count the running game and the penalties...

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PackersRS's picture

June 02, 2011 at 04:25 pm

^That was a reply to Aaron...

BTW, maybe I'm being too harsh on the guy. Nothing personal, and if he does come back, he's not a bad player, not at all.

But for the price he'll command, we could definitely do better. He has never been a strenght of this team, at best he did his job and wasn't a hindrance. At worst, he was.

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maxginsberg's picture

June 02, 2011 at 12:26 pm

We can debate Colledge's effectivenss and skill all we want, but at the end of the day, he was good enough to help his team win a Super Bowl. I'd say that's a pretty solid measuring stick.

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WoodyG's picture

June 02, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Everyone would like an upgrade over DC but if that player is already on the roster, why did DC start 16 & play nearly all the snaps at LG in 2010? .... I know ... I know .... TJ Lang came into TC 2010 injured & as a result was unable to establish himself as a starter ..... Guess what? .... It's almost a year later & he still hasn't ....

I hope DC's absence in 2011 doesn't become an issue .....

Personally, I'd move Bulaga to LG & put Sherrod at RT as long as CC is healthy ....

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WoodyG's picture

June 02, 2011 at 01:08 pm

BTW, Bulaga played left guard in his true freshman year in 2007 at Iowa ...

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PackersRS's picture

June 02, 2011 at 01:24 pm

The less you shift on the OL, the better. Keep Bulaga at RT, keep Sherrod as a backup (because Clifton WILL miss time) and let Lang/Newhosue/McDonald battle for that LG spot. Add Colledge if for a miracle he returns.

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WoodyG's picture

June 02, 2011 at 06:33 pm

You have to play your best five .... Sherrod's a 1st rd. pick .... If he's better already than the projects you have listed (Lang/Newhouse/McDonald), then he has to be on the field ....

You were probably a big fan of Breno Giacomini or Allen Barbre .... Or maybe your fav was Tony Moll ..... GB is defending SB Champs .... The days of starting projects on the OL are over ...... (At least for awhile)

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PackersRS's picture

June 03, 2011 at 11:23 am

"You were probably a big fan of Breno Giacomini or Allen Barbre "

WTF is that? Did you just jump to a conclusion on your own, with no evidence whatsoever, because you disagreed with what I said? I believe you did. Kinda low...

And what do Giacomini and Barbre have to do with anything? Is it because they're low round picks?

Because Sitton is a 4th rounder. Please, and I'd love to hear it, explaing to me how exactly is Sherrod more ready to play than Lang. And if you're gonna bring the 1st round status, I'm gonna bring up Tony Mandarich, Ross Verba and John Michels, all first round picks, as well as Chad Clifton, Mark Tauscher, Scott Wells and Josh Sitton, all late round picks.

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WoodyG's picture

June 03, 2011 at 01:27 pm

Back to my point .... IF was the word I used, If Sherrod is already better than the projects then he needs to be on the field ....

You have to play the odds ... The best OLinemen in the NFL still come from the 1st round .....

CC, Bulaga, Wells, Sitton, Sherrod ..... Game 1 .... Thursday nite versus N.O. ..... Take it to the bank ......

The rest of my comment was just to see if you are listening .... Evidently, you are ..... LOL. .... (You can take down your Breno poster now)

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PackersRS's picture

June 03, 2011 at 01:49 pm

OK, I completely agree with meritocracy.

But there's one thing. Sherrod, to start, needs to prove he's either better at RT than Bulaga, or better at LG than Lang/Newhouse.

I completely disagree that you take your best 5 and put them in there. It's not as easy as that. That almost always leads to mistakes.

You put your best LT at LT, LG at LG, so on...

You put Bulaga on his best spot. He's a better RT than LG. And he's the best RT on the team.

You don't accomodate, you don't take Bulaga out of the RT spot and put him at LG because Sherrod at RT is better than Lang at LG.

That would be detrimental to his development and to the line's chemistry. You're shifting 2 spots instead of 1, and even more, you're making changes on both sides of the line instead of on only 1.

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WoodyG's picture

June 03, 2011 at 02:12 pm

Bulaga ended up at RT because he was the next best O Lineman on the team (1st round pick) after Tausch went down .... Some believe his best position is at LG ....

You'll see the same in 2011 .... If Sherrod outplays Lang or whoever else, he'll start .... My guess is RT as long as CC is healthy .... Talent always 'trumps' chemistry & development ..... Talent is a constant .... Chemistry & development are vague terms used too often to cover for a 'lack of talent' ....

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WoodyG's picture

June 03, 2011 at 02:39 pm

Here's a hypothetical for ya ..... If Colledge had gone down instead of Tausch in 2010, who would have replaced him at LG ? .... Bulaga is the only answer .... Why ? ..... Because Bulaga was the next best OLineman & a 1st round draft pick .....

Musical chairs doesn't work with average, less talented OLineman .... Bulaga & Sherrod are both 1st round picks & must have the talent, I'm think'in ......

I'll remind you of this when CC, Bulaga, Wells, Sitton & Sherrod run out to the field & huddle up with AR ..... How sweet is vindication ? ....

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PackersRS's picture

June 03, 2011 at 04:24 pm

"If Colledge had gone down instead of Tausch in 2010, who would have replaced him at LG ?"

The next one on the depth chart. I believe it was Lang last year, so Lang. Bulaga was the 1st LT and RT on the depth chart, but not at LG.

Yet, that's not the point.

A better hypothetical of what's my point is if Colledge had gone down and Tauscher had replaced him at LG, putting Bulaga at RT. That would move 2 positions.

And regarding your better 5 linemen, that's a big stupidity. There aren't 5 OL positions on the field, because they're not the same. What there are are 1 LT position, 1 LG position, 1 C position... They're not interchangeable. What happens is that there are players that can play more than 1 position on the OL...

Back to your hypotetical, Bulaga would be used in that case, if Bulaga was, at that point, a better LG than Lang. Then he would be 2nd on the depth chart. But you don't place a RT as a backup LG if he's not good at that position...

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Chris K's picture

June 02, 2011 at 08:15 pm

agreed

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Chris K's picture

June 02, 2011 at 08:16 pm

agreed to packers rs that is...

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Nerdmann's picture

June 02, 2011 at 02:10 pm

Headcase. We can replace him.

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ZeroTolerance's picture

June 02, 2011 at 02:19 pm

Available. He almost missed no PT or practice.

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asshalo's picture

June 02, 2011 at 06:15 pm

Max this isn't directed at you, but people that may overreact to this. The truth of the matter is that Colledge hasn't been the most likeable guy on the team in the past year or so. But I don't really put much stock into this. His wife is due with a baby in a few weeks. If I could work out from home that close to the date I would too. These things don't have perfect attendance and players train with groups of other players all the time. Also, there are a ton of NFL players who go back to their university to train all the time. Bulaga, along with many of his other teammates at Iowa, went back to Iowa City to the coaches and strength and conditioning trainers that got them to the NFL in the first place.

Also, Max, I didn't say this when I saw your first articles, but I've been glad to read your updates on the site. Keep it up.

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maxginsberg's picture

June 02, 2011 at 08:30 pm

Thanks, and good point about the coming baby.

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chris k's picture

June 02, 2011 at 07:54 pm

Colledge is a hair above an average nfl player for his position.
He is by no means good, or great.

But for these people wanting to shift Bryan Baluga, and Derek Sherrod, and Lang whatever whatever.... Get this... The last thing McCarthy wants is to keep playing musical chairs back there b/c it screws up the chemistry and alot of people dont understand how important that line chemistry is on a OL. Its understated!
When those exotic blitzes come and you got 1 or 2 guys that are constantly shifting it affects things that some people may not realize!!!

I believe Lang will start on the OL and be better than Colledge by the end of the year. I will say this.. Colledge was moved around SO much that is surely affected him between Tackle and Guard. I am glad that Lang will hopefully not deal with that much longer as our depth has greatly improved from 1 or 2 years ago.

Sherrod comes from a very different kind of offense in college where the sets are different and you guys seem ready to assume he is automatically better/ready to start. Not only this but he's already missed Rookie orientation & minicamp/s, is that what you all want, to throw a guy in there immediately with Aaronn Rodgers at QB?????

Its gonna be CC, TL, SW, JS, and BB just as it should

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WoodyG's picture

June 03, 2011 at 01:51 pm

Injuries cause the musical chairs you speak of ..... Only Tauscher went down in 2010 ..... Only Bulaga filled in at RT .... There was no need to make any other changes ..... MM had his best 5 OLinemen on the field ......

If there are no injuries in 2011, MM will again put out his best 5 .... IF Sherrod is one of the best 5, he will play .....

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Chris K's picture

June 03, 2011 at 09:57 pm

Years prior to 2010 also...

PackerRS hit it on the head

Its hard for a rookie to contribute so early and especially when their missing rookie orientation which mccarthy will tell you how important it is based on how much they can install our offense/prepare rookies for the upcoming minicamp and they've now also missed 2 mandatory minicamps! Might want to take this into consideration as well........

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Point Packer's picture

June 04, 2011 at 01:21 am

I think he has nice hair.

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