When the Packers shifted rookie first-rounder Bryan Bulaga from left tackle to left guard, many assumed that Bulaga would emerge as the starter.
For now, he isn’t.
Coach Mike McCarthy announced Sunday that Daryn Colledge will line up at left guard when the Packers play the Eagles on September 12.
“We haven’t announced it [to the team] or anything, but I think it is
accurate that Daryn Colledge will be the starting left guard in
Philadelphia,” McCarthy said, which as a practical matter constitutes an announcement to the team. “I like the production of the first line. I
thought Bryan was improving with his opportunities there, but when you
are injured you are not part of the equation anymore. Daryn Colledge
will be our left guard in Philadelphia.”
A hip injury derailed Bulaga’s bid to supplant Colledge; the rookie didn’t play in Thursday night’s win over the Colts.
Colledge responded to the news like Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney: “Awesome.”