I'll take this opportunity to write about a few Green Bay Packers who have been playing well this season, but I haven't often written about them. Which one of these players is playing the best this season?
LB Desmond Bishop. On a defense with LB Clay Matthews and a ball hawking secondary, Bishop might be quietly the most productive player on the team. He leads the team with 76 tackles and 4 sacks on the season.
LG T.J. Lang. He was the only offensive lineman who had to win his starting job in training camp, he won the battle over rookie Derek Sherrod, and after a couple of missed plays early in the season, he's settled down into his role as a reliable starter. With RG Josh Sitton struggling while he plays through a few nagging injuries, it's arguable that Lang's outperforming him this season.
FB John Kuhn. Obviously the running game isn't carrying the offensive load this season, but despite their lack of use and a modest 4.0 ypc this season, Football Outsiders has the run offense ranked No. 14 overall. And that good ranking is due in large part to Kuhn's performance as a lead blocker. Also, he's a very effective runner who usually scores a touchdown or runs for a first down in a short yardage situation. His carries are way down this season because Ryan Grant is back, but he's scored 3 touchdowns and should match last season's tally of 6. Not bad for a player who's on pace for only 32 touches (carries and receptions combined) this season.
Who's played the best through their first eight games?
Desmond Bishop (465 votes)
T.J. Lang (117 votes)
John Kuhn (73 votes)
Bryan Bulaga (94 votes)
749 total votes