Packers could turn to rookie Lang at left tackle
The Metrodome was roaring with jet engine ferocity, the Green Bay
It’s hard to imagine a more hostile setting for
“Coming off the sideline, he had this energy about him, and he was confident and he said, ‘Don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine,”‘ quarterback
While Lang didn’t completely shut down Allen the rest of the way in the
Now, with veteran
Lang wasn’t available for comment during the
While the prospect of starting a rookie fourth-rounder at left tackle usually doesn’t bode well for a team with playoff expectations, Rodgers said he has confidence in Lang.
“He’s a got a lot of energy,” Rodgers said. “He’s got a high motor and a lot of confidence. Those are very important things for a lineman to have. He has a lot of confidence in his abilities, which as a quarterback makes you feel good that he’s back there and believes in himself and believes he can get the job done.”
Lang, a fourth-round pick out of Eastern Michigan, made his debut against St. Louis on Sept. 27. But that was only for one play, after
Colledge filled in for Clifton again against the
Lang stepped in and
“That’s a difficult situation to go into,”
Lang got another shot late in Sunday’s 26-0 victory over Detroit after Clifton, who returned to the starting lineup after missing two games, reinjured his ankle in the third quarter.
And Lang showed impressive run-blocking ability on the
“He’s smart, he pays attention to detail and he does things the right way,” offensive line coach James Campen said. “To say that we’re surprised at his performance, maybe a little. (Lang) playing left tackle and having a full week of it certainly helped him, and he’ll practice there all week this week. He did a good job.”