Five moves that will send the Green Bay Packers to Super Bowl 50
By Josh McPeak
Re-sign Bryan Bulaga
At first it didn’t look good for the six-foot-five first round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Bryan Bulaga spent much of his early career riddled with injuries.
Bulaga was part of an offensive line that only allowed Aaron Rodgers to be sacked 31 times while throwing for 42 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions. He played a huge role in that as well.
In 1,091 snaps which accounted for 95.4 percent of all offensive snaps on the season, Bulaga only allowed 4 sacks and 2 quarterback hits. All of this while coming off of a preseason ACL injury that took the entire 2013 NFL regular season from Bulaga.
While his name probably isn’t anywhere near the discussion, Bulaga should be up for “Comeback Player of the Year” award at Saturday night’s awards show. It would make for a good story when his quarterback accepts his MVP award.
New Orleans Saints tackle Zach Strief. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Going into the 2014 season many ranked the Saints’ Zach Strief as the best right tackle in the NFL. Strief allowed 3 sacks and 6 hits to Drew Brees during 1,076 offensive snaps. PFF ranked Strief’s pass blocking at 7.9 compared to the 13.2 of Bulaga.
Bryan Bulaga will be a hot commodity in the offseason.
Ted Thompson shouldn’t allow one of the anchors that transitioned this Packers’ line into one of the best in the game to depart.
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