Are the Green Bay Packers OTs Prepared to Handle Redskins’ Pass Rush?

September 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Green Bay Packers offensive tackles David Bakhtiari and Don Barclay will be afforded no time to bask in what can only be considered an encouraging debut against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1.
Just one week after handling their business better than anyone expected them to, Bakhtiari and Barclay are now looking at another stiff pass-rushing challenge in the form of the Washington Redskins Sunday. And by all accounts, there's no such thing as an easy week when protecting $110 million worth of Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.
Awaiting the young tackle tandem will be Redskins linebackers Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan, two former first-round picks who gave the Philadelphia Eagles all they could handle in Week 1. 
The No. 13 overall pick in the 2009 draft, Orakpo is a big (257 pounds), strong (31 bench-presses at the combine) and athletic (4.7-second 40-yard dash, 39.5" vertical) pass-rusher who tallied 28.5 sacks during his first three NFL seasons.
While a ...

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