Originally posted by SofaKing:
Lacy gives them the tough runner they needed. Their tackle situation is a problem. We know Newhouse sucks. So unless Bakhtiari is a hidden gem, they're in trouble there. Aldon and Justin will probably have a field day with him
Bakhtiari is athletic so the potential is there but he is not a refined product by no means. One of the most exciting matchups for me against the Vikes was Kalil vs Aldon. Kalil doesn't make many mistakes but Aldon was still able to take advantage of him on a couple of snaps. More than that Aldon never looked contained and always looked to be creating pressure. So Bakhtiari is going to have a bad time in his first start because Smith doesn't even have to bring his A game but he will. I'm not worried about Reid in this game for this reason. The Dline is easily going to be able to create pressure with 4 and 3man fronts and it will minimize the pressure on the safeties greatly.
On a side note I think Green Bays gameplan will revolves around the I formation. They ran the I for the first qtr against the Rams to some success. Lacy was able to fight off tackles for small gains. They tricked the defense with the play action a couple of times and it opened things up for some nice plays to Finley(some nice drops too). Lacy in the I is a great fit because he's like a 6th lineman when your using the TE's in the passing game. It became painfully obvious they couldn't block the edges when they add the 3/4th WR. It only took about 2 plays for Long and Quinn to set up shop.