The Packers recently had a media availability with a few of the current coaches. The coaches were defensive coordinator Joe Barry, Special Teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, and offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich. Each of these coaches directed where the Packers are on offense, defense and special teams. All three of them said some interesting things regarding where things stand as of right now.
Here are the four biggest takeaways from the Packers’ media availability.
Is This Jon Runyan‘s Last Year With the Packers?
Packers Offensive coordinator Stenavich, who is also involved heavily with the offensive line made a pretty huge statement. He stated that besides David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins, center, right guard, and right tackle are open competitions. This means Jon Runyan has a chance of losing his starting position this year. Runyan has been a very solid two-year starter for the team.
Yet, due to the versatility of second-year player Zach Tom, he could take the starting job away from Runyan this season. Also, even if Runyan is the starter this year no guarantee he will get extended or will be back with the team in 2024. It just shows green Bay has a very good problem on the offensive line.
Joe Barry Made An Interesting Statement On Eric Stokes
Joe Barry stated that at OTAs, the starting corners will be Jaire Alexander and Rasul Douglas on the outside and Keisean Nixon in the slot. Then he stated that Eric Stokes is not cleared to practice yet. Stokes is coming off a very serious ankle injury last season. It seems that he will not be available in OTAs as he tries to get fully healed from his injury. This should not be too concerning as reports have come out that Stokes should be 100 percent by training camp. However, this situation should be monitored as we can hope Stokes is ready to go in a very crucial season for him.
Packers Starting Safety Outside Of Darnell Savage Is Unknown
Safety for the Packers is still a huge question mark. The only guaranteed starter right now is Darnell Savage, and outside of him, it is pretty much unknown. The Packers signed quite a bit of player to help fill that void, including recently Jonathan Owens. Also, they drafted a promising player Anthony Johnson Jr. The Packers do have options on the table at safety, including moving Rasul Douglas to that position. In addition, it is less likely, but the Packers could still bring back Adrian Amos who is still a free agent. There are a lot of question marks that need to be answered at safety, and hopefully, the Packers answer them when the season starts in September.
A Small Chance Mason Crosby Returns
Mason Crosby‘s wife basically stated that, most likely his time in Green Bay is coming to an end. He is the Packers’ all-time leading scorer. However, Bisaccia stated that the door was not entirely closed. Even with the drafting of Anders Carlson, he said that there is a small chance he could return.
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