It’s been a long road on the David Bakhtiari journey but there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel. The all word offensive lineman was officially back on the practice field today.
I know it’s hard to get your hopes up with everything Packer fans have heard over the past two years. It’s been over 600 days since Bakhtiari has played in a game for the green and gold and it’s difficult to get an answer on when we might actually see him do it again. It’s important to remember that as frustrated as Packer fans might be, Bakhtiari is that and then some. The man wants to be back out on the field and his return to practice is a huge step in the right direction.
It’s also important to remember it’s not in the teams best interest to be fully transparent with his return. That’s why the vague answers and Matt Lafluer’s non commitment make so much sense. I’ve always assumed that all of a sudden we would see him at practice and then all of a sudden we’d see him in a game. Maybe that’s this week?
As the Pack head into one of their most important matchups of the year any good news on their superstar is important.
With what looks like one of the league’s best defenses, in the Buccaneers, looming and a lengthy injury report that includes Allen Lazard (ankle), Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Christian Watson (hamstring) & Randall Cobb (illness) hanging over their head number 12 and his guys are going to need all the help they can get.
It’s not easy to score against this Tampa team, but if Rodgers can stay upright they’ve got a shot.
Even though it’s only week 3, games like these can have massive importance to a team’s season. And from a fun storyline standpoint you gotta believe Aaron Rodgers wants to improve his record against Tom Brady(a man who’s had nothing but weapons, great offensive lines, and great defenses his whole career.)
We will keep you updated as this week continues.