I talked with Brandon over at Acme Packing Company about a couple of things Packers-related items.
The first question was about Aaron Rodgers sitting out (waiting on Favre) before becoming the starter. I figured that was relevant to the Chiefs because Matt Cassel sat for several years before becoming the starter. I also asked about Bryan Bulaga. Remember him?
Two questions and answers after the jump.
How much of a difference did it make for Aaron Rodgers to sit on the bench for the first few years? Did it help him a lot?
QB Aaron Rodgers was awful during his limited playing time in 2005 and 2006. He wasn't ready and the rest of the offense didn't help him either. They rebuilt the offensive line and receiving corps through the 2006 draft. QB Brett Favre had an awful 2006 season statistically, and I can't imagine Rodgers would have done any better. His career stat lines might have avoided a couple ugly seasons, but he was ready to start by 2007. He's always seemed to have a lot of confidence in himself and I don't think an awful rookie season would have lessened it in the long run.
How's Bryan Bulaga coming along? There were some folks who thought the Chiefs might take him.
Bryan Bulaga is going to be a really good left tackle in the NFL. He looks like a natural at the position, he moves laterally with ease, and the pass rusher is done once he gets his hands on him. Unfortunately I don't expect you'll see him on Thursday because he missed the last preseason game with a hip flexor and they don't seem eager to rush him back.