Colledge’s Walk doesn’t match his Talk : Packers Insider

Colledge’s Walk doesn’t match his Talk

November 21, 2009 by  
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By Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel
Nov. 21, 2009

Guard Daryn Colledge of the Green Bay Packers has been put on notice that his starting job would be in jeopardy if he doesn’t pick up his play starting Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field.

“He’s very well aware of his performance,” coach Mike McCarthy said Friday.

Colledge has allowed more sacks, “pressures” and “bad” runs than any other offensive lineman. McCarthy said Colledge, a four-year regular with 55 starts, counting playoffs, “has played better” in the past than now. 

Colledge has allowed more sacks, "pressures" and "bad" runs than any other offensive lineman

Colledge has allowed more sacks, "pressures" and "bad" runs than any other offensive lineman

Part of the reason for Colledge’s shaky performance, according to McCarthy, is the lineup changes around him.

“I think it’s all part of the continuity,” he said. “Players are so much a part of who’s playing next to them. It’s all tied together. As a tackle, you don’t have half the issues.

“We haven’t had two weeks in a row where the same five guys practiced and played together. I’m not making excuses, but I’ve never seen anything like this.”

If the Packers were to bench Colledge, probably their best option would be to replace him with rookie T.J. Lang. He spent most of training camp at left guard but has been mostly a tackle during the regular season.

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