With Tramon Williams nursing an injured shoulder and the possibility of Sam Shields playing a larger role in the Packers defense, the second-year cornerback is getting some extra attention.
The impact of Tramon Williams’ injury is laid out by Kevin Seifert, the NFC North blogger at ESPN.com. “The Packers have a pretty good nickel back in Sam Shields who would presumably step into Williams’ role, but that would move up everyone else on their depth chart as well,” writes Seifert. “Either Jarrett Bush and/or Pat Lee would play a prominent role in the Packers’ nickel defense.”
The stock of Sam Shields is falling after a subpar performance in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints, according to Adam Czech of AllGreenBayPackers.com. “Might teams have finally figured out to stay away from Tramon Williams and pick on Shields instead?” asks Czech. “It wasn’t pretty for Shields on Thursday. Investors will have to determine if Shields is a stock they need to dump, or if he’s just a young player going through growing pains.”
The Packers offense has impressed Dan Arkush of Pro Football Weekly. “So far so good,” writes Arkush. “The delicate balance that (Aaron) Rodgers must maintain as far as using all the options at his disposal — particularly (Greg) Jennings and (Jermichael) Finley — appears intact. The way things are shaping up, it really does seem like there could be a different standout every week, both in the receiving corps and the backfield, where new RB coach Jerry Fontenot appaears determined to give both Ryan Grant and James Starks as much playing time as possible.”
The Packers got essentially an extra bye week following a Thursday night football game says Mike Vandermause of PackersNews.com. “That’s the reward that goes to the defending Super Bowl champion, who gets the privilege of hosting the NFL’s Thursday night kickoff bash, and then basically gets the next five days off,” writes Vandermause.
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