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Sam Shields

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Mr. StyleZ, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. jkrelt

    jkrelt Cheesehead

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    Saying Shields has raw talent is almost an understatement. He runs a 4.2 second 40 yard dash. That literally makes him one of the fastest (if not the fastest?) rookies in the NFL.

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    But lets not kid ourselves; Shields doesn't have experience in the secondary (one year of college exp). Molding him into a top-notch CB is a longterm investment...as it would be with any rookie. Considering our secondary is composed of a few veteran players, this makes sense IMO.Here is what Don Capers had to say about it

    “We just think we’ve got to give him a chance to show what he can do,” Capers said. “You see his quickness and his explosiveness, which is something that if a corner has that and he can then learn the techniques, you normally see them progress because they have the type of physical tools that you’re looking for in terms of being able to close and make plays on the ball.”

    Anyways, get use to Sam Shields. Considering Al Harris is likely to sit out in Week 1, we're probably going to see Sheilds in a starting nickel back as early as TONIGHT against Payton Manning. Word on the blogosphere is that Sheilds has overtaken both Underwood and Lee for that 3rd cornerback spot.

    Read more on shields here: Shields Gets His Shot - Sports News Story - WISC Madison
     
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  2. PackersRS

    PackersRS Cheesehead

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    Shields will play the nickel corner in today's game. He has looked solid playing CB so far, so we'll see how he does against #1s...
     
  3. Murgen

    Murgen MechaPackzilla

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    I'm excited to see him up against the first team colts! Swim or Drown time for Shields. Hope it works out for the kid.
     
  4. aaronqb

    aaronqb Cheesehead

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    retired
     
  5. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

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    You gotta love Sam and his attitude.

     
  6. aaronqb

    aaronqb Cheesehead

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    I think he's good
     
  7. aaronqb

    aaronqb Cheesehead

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    i like sam
     
  8. aaronqb

    aaronqb Cheesehead

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    go sam
     

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