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07:26 AM ET 01.22 | Where have you gone, Chad Clifton? [More than] two years after Clifton played his last game, the Packers still aren't sure who their future left tackle is. Marshall Newhouse flopped in 2012. Bryan Bulaga was given the job in 2013, but he tore his ACL before the year began. Rookie David Bakhtiari then stepped in and performed admirably. When Green Bay's disappointing 8-8-1 season came to a close, Packer coach Mike McCarthy and offensive line coach James Campen were both noncommittal about their 2014 left tackle. ... Still, with Bakhtiari playing from start to finish, Green Bay's offensive line finished 12th overall in a ranking by Pro Football Focus. "I don't think you could ask for more than what David gave us this year," McCarthy said of Bakhtiari. ... But it remains to be seen if McCarthy is ready to scrap his off-season plan from a year ago that had Bulaga moving to left tackle.

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January 22, 2014  07:44 AM ET

Do You Have Eyes In The Back Of Your Head, Bro?

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January 22, 2014  07:54 AM ET
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Do You Have Eyes In The Back Of Your Head, Bro?

He don't need eyes in the back of his head to see you. He can smell you getting off the elevator.

January 22, 2014  07:55 AM ET
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See what happens when a team has a great qb and no talent around him? He sits at home when it's the Super Bowl.

At what point did injuries have anything to do with talent?

January 22, 2014  08:00 AM ET

Pretty deflating when the guy you planned on being in that position for the next 10 years can't stay on the field.

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January 22, 2014  08:06 AM ET
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See what happens when a team has a great qb and no talent around him? He sits at home when it's the Super Bowl.

Hmm...Brady? Oh never mind.

January 22, 2014  08:14 AM ET

Both Bakhtiari and Bulaga are friggen behemoths. This might be a good situation to be in.

January 22, 2014  08:29 AM ET
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Hmm...Brady? Oh never mind.

They put talent around Brady... You have to wonder what would've been had Hernandez not turned Serial Killer, and a dirty low hit on Gronkowski.

January 22, 2014  08:37 AM ET
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Both Bakhtiari and Bulaga are friggen behemoths. This might be a good situation to be in.

I don't see what they have to worry about if both are healthy going into next season.

January 22, 2014  08:40 AM ET
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See what happens when a team has a great qb and no talent around him? He sits at home when it's the Super Bowl.

No talent around him? Lacy is a rookie pro bowl RB. Nelson, Cobb and Jones are one of the best WR corps in the league. Even with Bulaga out, the OL was much improved from last year.

Recent Packers playoff failures can be pinpointed directly to the defensive side of the ball... they can't stop the 49ers from scoring at will.

January 22, 2014  08:42 AM ET
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They put talent around Brady... You have to wonder what would've been had Hernandez not turned Serial Killer, and a dirty low hit on Gronkowski.

would have been better but they still were missing a lot on defense especially up the middle.

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January 22, 2014  08:54 AM ET
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I don't see what they have to worry about if both are healthy going into next season.

Yup. Its the defense that needs to watch its blind side.

January 22, 2014  09:04 AM ET
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I don't see what they have to worry about if both are healthy going into next season.

The "X" Factor...

If Buluga can't stay healthy, then that's a wasted first round pick.

January 22, 2014  09:09 AM ET
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The "X" Factor... If Buluga can't stay healthy, then that's a wasted first round pick.

GB is not on my favorite team list (!), but he's only got 33 starts since being drafted in the first round in 2010.

January 22, 2014  09:24 AM ET
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The "X" Factor... If Buluga can't stay healthy, then that's a wasted first round pick.

But a darn entertaining attraction at Sea World.

January 22, 2014  09:49 AM ET
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But a darn entertaining attraction at Sea World.

Ha!

January 22, 2014  09:49 AM ET
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Hmm...Brady? Oh never mind.

Yes, Brady will be watching the Super Bowl...

 
January 22, 2014  09:49 AM ET

Trade Rodgers for a kings ransom (probably rivaling Hershel Walker trade).
AND THEN CONVINCE ANTHONY CALVILLO TO COME OUT OF RETIREMENT TO LEAD THE PACKERS TO 8 STRAIGHT SUPER BOWLS! (and proceed to lose 5 of them).

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