GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Losing starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga for the remainder of the season may not be a devastating setback for the Packers.
The decision to place Bulaga -- who injured his hip on Nov. 4 -- on injured reserve earlier this week created a ripple effect along Green Bay's offensive line. T.J. Lang will move from left guard to Bulaga's spot at right tackle, while backup Evan Dietrich-Smith takes over Lang's position.
But is that new lineup any worse than the one the Packers sent out for their first nine games this season?
"No, I don't believe it is," offensive line coach James Campen said Thursday. "My whole thing is, the reason why I'm saying that is, and I truly believe this and I've said it 100 times, whoever's starting, they're expected to start and play as a starter. The backups should be ready to go and if they have to go in, they're expected to play at a starting caliber.
"There is no compromise with that. There really is no compromise. They're expected to win."