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Cheese Curds 10/2: Packers’ Lane Taylor impresses in position shift

Also: Mike Glennon gets benched

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The last time the Green Bay Packers started a guard at the offensive tackle position, disaster unfolded.

In the final game of the 2015 regular season, the Packers started then-guard Josh Sitton at tackle due to injuries and he promptly allowed two sacks, including a fumble that was returned for a touchdown.

Fast forward to 2017 and again due to injuries, Green Bay again moved a guard to tackle and this time it was Lane Taylor.

The results however were very different. Taylor held his own and played very well. Rodgers was only sacked twice, and the Packers rolled to a victory.

It’s comforting to know the Packers have another versatile offensive lineman in the recently-extended Taylor. While Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari continue to heal, Taylor will continue to be the anchor of the line.

Guess the Packers offense can stay in its “Lane” after all.

Read more on Taylor and other topics of interest in today’s Cheese Curds.

Lane Taylor a resounding success in first start at left tackle—Wisconsin State Journal

While everyone wants Bulaga and Bakhtiari back, Lane Taylor is earning his new contract by being a team player and shifting positions when needed.

Packers continue to trust the (undrafted) process—

Packers general manager Ted Thompson has made a career out of finding talent in undrafted players. His diligence is paying off again for the Packers in 2017

Bears to start Mitchell Trubisky in Week 5–Chicago Sun-Times

Mike Glennon’s poor performance against the Packers in Week 5 was enough for the Bears to turn to second overall pick after a quarter of the season.

Five things we’ve learned about the Packers from the season’s first quarter—

A look at where the Packers stand 25% of the way through the regular season. The secondary still remains a primary concern for the Packers.

Jay Cutler gave no f**ks when it came to being a receiver in the wildcat-SBNation

The Dolphins quarterback went full Cutler in London. Never go full Cutler.