Bryan Bulaga is ready …
One day into the Green Bay Packers Organized Team Activities – a session that was open to the public today – was successful head coach Mike McCarthy said, but like every season and every team, injury has already taken a toll.
McCarthy reported in a post-practice interview this afternoon that rookie J.C. Tretter, a rookie offensive linemen drafted this spring, was hurt yesterday and will miss all of the OTAs. However, as per the team’s policy, he said, that’s the only information he provided. He did say that Tretter was “going through the medical process,” but didn’t elaborate on his status or when he would be ready to play again or even if he would be ready at all to play this season.
In all, McCarthy spoke for about 10-15 minutes about topics ranging from the offensive line, defensive linemen, the situation at safety and even about the tragedy in Oklahoma.
But the focus was football.
“It was a whole different level of practice,” McCarthy said about the first time on the field with his team this spring. “It was a little disjointed … the energy level was great … feel real good on where we are,” he added.
In addition to talking about the flip-flop of players on the offensive line, McCarthy was also upbeat about OT Bryan Bulaga, saying, “Bryan Bulaga looks good. He would tell you that he felt he could have played sometime later in the season, but there was path of rehab that was the best for him.” That said, McCarthy also reiterated his reasons for making the personnel moves on the O-line – the biggest being that he wants to better protect quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
For the beat writers who attended the practices and press conference, here are some of their tweets they left along the way: