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10/23/2018

David Bakhtiari

10 Most Irreplaceable Packers

We all found out last September just how important one player can be to the fortunes of a football team. The season-ending injury to Sam Shields also ended any chance the pass defense had of being competent. With that in mind, here’s my annual list of the 10 most irreplaceable Packers heading into training camp:

Positional Analysis: Offensive Tackle

This is the sixth of a 14-part series examining each position going into the offseason. Starters (A-): Last September, GM Ted Thompson signed left tackle David Bakhtiari to an extension worth $12 million per. Amazingly, he got a bargain. That’s how well the 25-year-old played last season. The former Colorado star was terrific in pass protection,

Packers Reclaim NFC North

With Sunday night’s convincing win over Detroit, Mike McCarthy has now taken the Packers to the playoffs for eight straight seasons. The only other coaches in league history to do that are Bill Belichick (New England), Tom Landry (Dallas) and Chuck Noll (Pittsburgh). If McCarthy can win four more games without any cornerbacks, he’ll deserve