OL Spitz could be auditioning for other teams : Packers Insider

OL Spitz could be auditioning for other teams

August 23, 2010 by  
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Aug 23, 2010 ~ by Tom Silverstein

~Offensive lineman Jason Spitz may be playing this exhibition season to impress someone else as much as the Green Bay Packers.

The odd man out in the fight for the final starting spot on the offensive line, Spitz has stopped playing three positions and is being used solely at center.

It’s his natural position, and after he was given almost no opportunity to compete at guard, it very well could be that the Packers are showcasing him for other teams.

"If I get back to playing the way I was last year, everything will take care of itself. I'm just here to play, and wherever they tell me to go, I'll go."

Spitz, who had back surgery last year and suffered a calf injury that sidelined him from Aug. 9-16, looked like he was at full strength in the Packers’ 27-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night.

He played three series with the No. 2 unit, logging 22 plays (including penalty snaps) and acquitting himself well in the middle. He did not allow a pressure in the passing game, executed double teams properly and handled a number of line calls with what appeared to be full command of the offense.

His only mistake came at the end of the first half when he prematurely snapped the ball, resulting in a penalty and 10-second runoff that washed out the Packers’ chances for a last-second field goal.

Spitz said he had no control over the coaches’ decision not to let him compete directly with Daryn Colledge and rookie Bryan Bulaga for the left guard spot.  Rest of story here

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