T Don Barclay
Don Barclay looked out of his depth in 2015. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. It was a struggle every time he entered the field, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers was left running for his life on too many occasions. I predict Barclay won’t be re-signed, and here’s a reason why:
"“Per Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Barclay allowed a team-high nine sacks and 33 pressures, also a team-high. All of this happened despite only playing 32.6 percent of offensive snaps. His time is likely up in Green Bay.”"
Those kind of numbers are scary, and not a one-off either. Rodgers was put under too much pressure and it evidently affected some of his timing and accuracy. Finding more depth—particularly at tackle—is one of the biggest needs for the Packers this offseason.
Barclay isn’t a starter, but he’s not the guy you want protecting the face of your franchise if David Bakhtiari gets hurt. Bakhtiari missed the NFC North decider with Minnesota in Week 17, as the Packers felt more comfortable shifting Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton to left tackle, a position he was unfamiliar with, than sticking with Barclay.
Barclay’s time in Green Bay is almost certainly up.
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