David Bakhtiari played most of the first half, felt good in first game action in more than a year

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Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari did not play a single football game in 2021, tearing his ACL late in the 2020 season and finally returning to the field yesterday in Detroit. He felt good being back.

“Long, long journey,” Bakhtiari said. “I was expecting to be back earlier. It was tough. Definitely wore mentally on me [more] than anything. So happy just to see the other side. I was really just pumped to be out there today. Just meant a lot.”

Bakhtiari played most of the first half, with the Packers limiting his action to make sure he’s fresh and healthy for the playoffs. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was glad to have Bakhtiari protecting his blind side again.

“I’m so proud of him. It seemed like he was fantastic,” said Rodgers. “He’s a great person and he makes our team better. Obviously he’s an incredible player. To celebrate him and his happiness today is pretty special.”

It would be very special for the Packers to have Bakhtiari help them make a run to the Super Bowl, something he’s now healthy enough to do.

17 responses to “David Bakhtiari played most of the first half, felt good in first game action in more than a year

  1. Rodgers got some work in yesterday too, and today he has head into the office to fire Zimmer and Nagy.

  2. Rodgers got some work in yesterday too, and today he has head into the office to fire Zimmer and Nagy.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Why not, he helped get McCarthy fired

  3. Well the Packers are set for continuing the ownership of the North for 2 more years since Nagy and Zimmer were fired by Rodgers. It will take that long to clean those houses.

  4. The Windy City: perhaps named after the breeze created by the perpetual revolving door of Bear’s front office staff and QBs. And the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes’ comes in awful handy with the number of Viking funerals held there. I honestly do feel bad for their fan bases.

  5. It’s crazy to think that if it weren’t for the refs in Minny and Rodgers not getting a scientifically proven shot, the Packers would have been 15-2 on the year without the best left tackle, one of the best edge rushers, and one of the best DBs in football for much of the year.

  6. Great to see Bahk back! And hats off to Yosh Nijman for holding the fort down at a high level most of the year. He got thrown into a tough spot and performed admirably

  7. danicafallsinlove says:
    January 10, 2022 at 11:32 am
    Packers will not make the big dance – book it!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Viking Fan sets the bar for the Packers at winning the SuperBowl or the season is a bust. Viking Fan sets the bar for the Vikings at not being mathematically eliminated by Thanksgiving.

  8. Why not, he helped get McCarthy fired
    ==========

    Arguably the worst big game coach of all-time.

    Would have been fired much earlier if the Packers had a greater sense of urgency.

  9. Getting 5 key players back for the playoff run is fantastic.
    Bakhtiari, Za Smith, Jaire Alexander, Josh Meyers, Randall Cobb.

  10. No need to worry about Bakhtiari. The Packer refs will ensure that his constant holding is not penalized, so all will be good with him. Go Packer refs go, and take a few well-deserved Lambeau leaps!

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