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Info from Bills site on GB

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by calicheesehead, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. calicheesehead

    calicheesehead Cheesehead

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    Nice video on Favre

    http://play.rbn.com/?url=nfl/nfl/open/bills/wmdemand/06billsfocus/110106favre.wmv



    Nice article on Harris vs Evans
    http://www.buffalobills.com/news/news.jsp?news_id=4338
    Evans to Face Lockdown Corner Sunday

    by Chris Brown, Lead Journalist


    The Green Bay Packers pass defense has been anything but impressive this season. Ranked last in the league the Packers secondary is surrendering over 270 yards a game.

    But one member of that defensive backfield has been shutting down number one wideouts for the past month. Green Bay cornerback Al Harris has faced some of the league's top receivers and effectively taken them out of the opposing offense's game plan.

    The Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay 31-9 back on Oct. 2, but Harris covered Donte Stallworth like a blanket. He had one catch for 26 yards.

    The following week Torry Holt had three catches for 40 yards a touchdown. But only one of those receptions came while Harris was covering him.

    Seeing how effective Harris was, Green Bay defensive coordinator Bob Sanders assigned Harris to follow the opponent's top wideout all over the field for the entire game every week thereafter.

    The following Sunday Harris held Miami's Chris Chambers to two catches for 29 yards in a Packers win. And just this past week with Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald injured, Harris held Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin in check as well. Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart threw to Boldin 11 times in the game. His final stat line?

    Four catches for 47 yards.

    "He's doing a great job," said Packers defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila. "It seems like we try to put him on their best receiver no matter who we go up against and he's doing a great job shutting it down or making it hard for (their top receiver) to get explosive plays on us. Quarterbacks don't have a place to put the ball."

    Bills top wideout Lee Evans has seen enough film on Harris to know what's coming.

    "Both the corners Harris and (Charles) Woodson are two very, very good corners," Evans said. "They've been around the league for a long time. They're smart, veteran guys who know how to play."

    Evans had been on a tear with seven or more receptions in four straight games until the Patriots neutralized him in their 28-6 win on Oct. 22, holding him to one catch for 11 yards.

    Buffalo's offensive staff has found ways to get Evans more involved in the passing game when opposing defenses use double coverage, but Harris has been effective a good portion of the time all by himself.

    "They match up guys and they stick with you all game," Evans said. "Outside it's definitely going to be a challenge for us and even in the slot. We know that coming in and we just need to get to know them a little better on film and go out there and play."

    Evans has had a cornerback shadow him for an entire game before, so it's nothing new for the third-year wideout. He's just prepared to study up on Harris extensively this week and decide on an approach that will give him the best chance at success in the matchup.

    "You've got to just come up with a plan on how you want to work them all game," said Evans. "There's always something you can do to try to give them different looks."

    One potential benefit to a one-on-one matchup for an entire game is the ability to set a cornerback up more easily. Giving him one look on a route for a good portion of the game can sometimes enable a receiver to catch a cornerback napping.

    "You can," said Evans. "It's just kind of a cat and mouse, back and forth game. You see how he wants to play you and make adjustments accordingly."
     
  2. packerfan1245

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    I hope Nall doesn't give away too much secrets :O
     
  3. calicheesehead

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    Nall was gone before MM unveiled the goods. I think 7 games on film this year will be way more telling than what an ex Packer has to say. Our biggest hurdle will be that they are coming off the bye. Rested and an extra week to prepare. They too are a wounded dog, and I for one do not want to jinx our recent success with a brash statement that we will crush these guys. I sure hope we can get it done however.
     
  4. pack_in_black

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    God, Harris is stud. I hope we give him a bigger deal...
     
  5. millertime

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    theres more to DBs than just interceptions, i still think harris should honor his contract
     

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