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The Young Secondary

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by BorderRivals.com, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Shawnsta3

    Shawnsta3 Cheesehead

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    Not really a Secondary play, but did anyone else see Shield's warp speed catching up to Stefan Logan on one play? Logan is not a slow kid and he got caught up to in like a half second near the right sideline, from halway across the field by Shields. Sometimes I forget how fast that kid actually is.. :eek:
     
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  2. FrankRizzo

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    I think Shields is the fastest player on our team.
    He looked like a class up from Davon House last night.
     
  3. 7thFloorRA

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    Sammy Miami looked good last night. Great to have him back in the mix.
     
  4. Shawnsta3

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    I looked it up. Not only is he the fastest player on our team, he's one of the fastest in NFL history. He runs a 4.25/4.26 40. In comparison Chris Johnson runs a 4.24 40. 0.01 second off of "the fastest player in NFL history."
     
  5. melvin dangerr

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    U R Right, Reggie Wayne-215yds M Colstom-153yds, and Randy Moss may be invisible,but he seems to show up when he plays the Packers, and yes he has lost a few steps but is a match up problem for our DB's'
     
  6. melvin dangerr

    melvin dangerr Cheesehead

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    A passing fad? Our DB's can play well in cover but r vulnerable to big plays, and "hail merrys against tall receivers, like I said a taller & quicker DB will give any QB pause for deep throws, this is only a observation....
     
  7. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    Height and speed are often inversely proportionate. Generally if they are that fast and that tall they don't waste their time back peddling. I'll take the 6'0 4.45 over 6'4 4.55 every day of the week.
     
  8. BorderRivals.com

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    Great insight from Bob McGinn on Tramon's play against Megatron: Calvin Johnson caught 5 of 9 balls thrown his way with [Tramon] in coverage for 63 yards. Long was 19.

    As we've said, the end numbers make it appear Megatron had a bigger impact on the game. But this shows how much he was limited by Williams. When you consider the amount of yards he got in the 4th Q, I think the Pack effectively shut him down.
     
  9. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    Shields had to improve his tackling - and willingness to tackle - during the most recent off season and thank goodness he did. He has ball skills like a WR - which he was until his senior year at MIA. And IMO Tramon Williams played his best game this season last Sunday - I like his timing if he can keep it up.

    IMO talent, instincts and ball skills are the most important traits for DBs and certainly more important than height. However, the Packers do favor taller CBs but by "tall" they mean about 6'. Note, every DB on the roster and PS is listed as at least 5'11" tall.

    We all know Woodson at age 35 (and 6'1") is near the end of his HOF career but the good news is the next oldest DB is Tramon Williams at 29 years old (5'11"). Other than those two and Jarrett Bush (27 and 6'0") who thankfully has been returned to his proper role as a ST ace (because of the depth of the DBs), here are the ages of the DBs on the roster, PS, and IR and their heights:

    22 years old: Casey Hayward 5'11", Davon House 6'0", Sean Richardson 6'2".
    23 years old: Morgan Burnett 6'1", Jerron McMillian 5'11", MD Jennings 6'0".
    24 years old: Sam Shields 5'11", James Nixon 6'0".





     
  10. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...will-charles-woodsons-role-be-when-he-returns

     
  11. Jordyruns

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    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...will-charles-woodsons-role-be-when-he-returns
    I try not getting too much into hypotheticals but after reading this the only thing I could think was "imagine if Nick were still around?"

    Williams and Shields at CB, Nick at FS, Burnett at SS, and Hayward in the slot. Almost seems unfair.

    Still sucks he got hurt like that.
     
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  12. mradtke66

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    Nope :D. Corner is one of those positions where it's a good idea to pick one every year or two 'just cuz'. It's a passing league, gotta have pass defenders.
     
  13. ivo610

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    No Woodson? You know we got a good team when you can easily move on from him.
     

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