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During a press conference introducing head coach Matt
LaFleur , Packers CEO Mark Murphy said that he spoke to a collection of nine players about what they wanted in a new head coach and said the group “wanted someone who would hold the players accountable” while eliminating complacency that had set in over the years.We don’t know if left tackle David Bakhtiari was part of that group, but he is signing off on the accountability end of things. During an appearance with Jason Wilde and Mark Tauscher on ESPN Wisconsin, Bakhtiari said there “needs to be that fear for guys across the board” that their jobs are on the line and that it hasn’t felt that way with the Packers recently.“The one thing that always rubbed me the wrong way, and I guess it can kind of parallel with complacency Quinten Rollins Jersey , is accountability,” Bakhtiari said. “The one thing that would really grind my gears was guys being late for the plane and no one holding those guys accountable or even fining them for being late. [It should have been], ‘Hey, we’re leaving at 1:30. You’re not there Brett Hundley Color Rush Jersey , the door is closed.’ That’s how it needs to be.”Bakhtiari has spoken to LaFleur and said he appreciated the new coach’s “freshness” during their conversation. How that freshness plays with the roster at large will be the major storyline of the Packers offseason. It's a really good thing that the Green Bay Packers aren't playing on Thursday Night Football this week. That is because the team had eight players sit out Wednesdays practice as they prepare for their week 13 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. That game is on Sunday afternoon, a relief for the battered Green and Gold, who will hopefully see more players return to practice as the week goes on. Head coach Mike McCarthy joked in his press conference on Wednesday that he might have only had 42 available players had the team played today. That is likely counting those who were limited in the first practice of the week. Most critically, there are several starters who were missing in Wednesday , including anchors on both lines. Left tackle David Bakhtiari was absent as a result of the knee injuries he suffered last Sunday in Minnesota, while defensive lineman Mike Daniels remains out with a foot injury. Joining them were a trio of defensive backs, two starters in Bashaud Breeland and Kentrell Brice plus a key reserve in Raven Greene.Meanwhile, the Cardinals had just one player miss practice due to an injury. That was versatile linebacker Deone Bucannon Justin Vogel Jersey , who is dealing with a chest injury.Packers Wednesday Practice ReportDid Not ParticipateLT David Bakhtiari (knee)CB Bashaud Breeland (groin)S Kentrell Brice (ankle/concussion)RB Tra Carson (rib)DL Mike Daniels (foot)WR Trevor Davis (hamstring)TE Jimmy Graham (knee/thumb)S Raven Greene (ankle)Limited ParticipationWR Randall Cobb (hamstring)CB Kevin King (hamstring)WR Equanimeous St. Brown (elbow)G Lane Taylor (quad)Full ParticipationQB Aaron Rodgers (knee)Cardinals Wednesday Practice ReportDid Not ParticipateLB Deone Bucannon (chest)WR Larry Fitzgerald (not injury related)LB Haason Reddick (neck)Limited ParticipationS Budda Baker (knee)S Rudy Ford (heel)OL D.J. Humphries (knee)DT Corey Peters (back)OL Jeremy Vujnovich (hamstring)WR Chad Williams (ankle)Full ParticipationOL Mike Iupati (back)CB Leonard Johnson (hip)DT Robert Nkemdiche (calf)TE John Phillips (knee)

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