Why did I bang the drum so loudly in September for the Packers to sign free agent center Fernando Velasco? You got the answer to that question on Thanksgiving when Evan Dietrich-Smith left the game against Detroit with a sprained knee. That one injury forced multiple changes on the offensive line. Had GM Ted Thompson simply signed Velasco, or any other veteran center, T.J. Lang could’ve stayed at right guard and Marshall Newhouse could’ve stayed on the bench. Then maybe, just maybe, backup QB Matt Flynn and the offense wouldn’t have looked like the Keystone Cops. Thompson’s shortsightedness could also be a factor today against Atlanta. EDS is questionable, meaning that there’s a decent chance Lang will once again have to play center and either Newhouse, Lane Taylor or Derek Sherrod will be forced to start. Good grief. Forget Velasco, where’s Jason Spitz when you need him?