Some high draft picks demoted to nickel duties in favor of a rookie and a guy cut by the Jaguars isn't all that exciting.
I think it will be Gunter. I think that he's got the size and bulk to play better at the slot, but that's only assuming that we've got the horses to play on the outside. Otherwise he's our outside contingency plan.
I've never been as down on Randall and Rollins as the rest. Maybe my memory is longer or weaker - one of the two. I saw them both excel their rookie seasons and then badly regress. Therefore I haven't written them off. Add in House and King and I think that we will be alright. I like the rest of our defense. They aren't top tier but good enough to support the offense.
I think this is as good as any place to say this. We haven't said all that much about Casey Hayward. If that guy is as good as everyone seems to think; how in the world did we let him go? Either he is a fluke and nobody in the league seems to know it or I have to question the brains of all the coaches dealing with our defensive backfield. I can't believe he was asking for too much money at the time.
How is he different than Rollins or Randell? Excelled as rookies and then struggled in year 2 with injuries.Though you have a point; I am not a coach and am not there at all the practices watching the players. Yes it is Monday morning QBing but if he is as good as everyone seems to think he is and since he had a lot of interceptions for us when he was not hurt; I think it is the coaching staff's responsibility to realize what they have. Not a real big deal. Just not good that they missed it.
I am saying he was hurt a lot but that when he played well he got a lot of interceptions. It is the coaches job to see talent. And it obviously was not the right decision. And it seems...a whopper.
Moving forward, we still need the guys currently on our roster to step up. It will be interesting to see if Herb Waters can make a Shields-esque jump forward in camp this year. His days on the roster are numbered unless he can show that he's studied the playbook and mastered the techniques to switch sides of the ball. It's a crowded yet flawed DB roster, so he's got an opportunity.
I don't know if you somehow if you got that from my post, but I don't think that the Packers are counting on Waters. He's the same as any team, a long shot that all teams take chances on to see if they pan out.