Packers shuffling line, putting Bulaga, Sitton on left side
Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 3, 2013
Bulaga played left tackle in college, but had settled in on the right side. Lang and right guard Josh Sitton. After all, if the Packers had always planned for Bulaga to follow the retired Chad Clifton , then why didn't they plug him in last season rather than experimenting with Marshall Newhouse My guess is the Packers knew Bulaga had developed into one of the NFL's better right tackles and didn't want to disrupt a good thing if at all possible. They hoped someone either Newhouse or 2011 first-rounder Derek Sherrod would grow into the left tackle's job. That hasn't happened. That the Packers have been as successful as they have been without stability up front speaks to Rodgers’ skill, but they hope by putting a more stable group on his blind side, he’ll be better able to shine. Like the Lions, the Packers waited to see what options if any the 2013 draft would bring them. But Newhouse was a disappointment and Sherrod hasn’t returned from a broken leg, so they chose to go with more of a sure thing after giving Rodgers a $110 million contract extension.
So on the first Friday of May, we learned that not one but two former Iowa left tackles will be making their full-time NFL debuts at the position here in the NFC North. (The similarities don't end there. Both were the No. 23 overall pick of their respec…