In an interview published at ESPNMilwaukee.com, Green Bay Packers position coach Joe Whitt defended cornerback Tramon Williams on Wednesday. “I hear people saying, ‘Tramon can’t play,'" Whitt is quoted as saying by reporter Jason Wilde. "They’re wrong. They’re wrong. They’re taking a few glaringly bad plays and saying a man can’t play. Where, I’m going to tell you this: There’s few guys that I would take over him (in the NFL). I don’t know if there’s any that I would take over him because when he’s allowed to do what he does best, he’s pretty good, and that’s just what it is." Whitt is absolutely right. I see too many fans disparage the play of Williams on social media channels, fans who have unfairly or unrealistically judged the play of Williams. Williams may not have been a Pro Bowler and he's obviously made some poor plays, but he's far from the liability a few fans make him out to be.
The agent of running back DuJuan Harris had a few comments made to various media outlets on Wednesday after it was learned his client recently had a cyst surgically removed from his right lung. “He’s very thankful for regular checkups,” agent Dave Lee is quoted as saying by Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Rob Demovsky. “Thankfully, the cyst wasn’t cancerous. The interesting thing was he played with last season, but they didn’t find it until now.” Lee also talked about Harris potentially being able to have more endurance and speed thanks to a greater lung capacity. I'm not sure I'd expect miracles from Harris now, but it can only be a good thing that he had this procedure and can now put it behind him.
The whole Aaron Rodgers/Greg Jennings flak has gotten out of hand. In response to a recent interview which Jennings refused to call Rodgers by name, some fans are either a little too sensitive, or they aren't familiar that Rodgers threw a similar barb at Jennings just weeks ago. As Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reminds, "Quarterback Aaron Rodgers entertained the crowd at the Wisconsin Sports Awards in April when he answered a question about Jennings with, 'Who?'" Rodgers and Jennings are just joking around. Don't read into it any further.
More on Greg Jennings comes from Lombardi Ave.
Wide receiver James Jones commented on the recent Aaron Rodgers interview in which he said that Randall Cobb could potentially catch 100 passes. “I said it first,” Jones is quoted as saying by the team's official website. “He stole it a little bit, but you know, his name is bigger than mine, so it gets blown up.” Jones apparently said the same thing in a recent interview on the NFL Network. The point isn't really who said it first, but it's interesting to see so many teammates have such a high opinion of Cobb.
More on Randall Cobb comes from AllGreenBayPackers.com.
A look at the many shapes and sizes of the Packers running backs come from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Aaron Rodgers says he's been in contact with Brett Favre, as noted at ESPNMilwaukee.com.
Mike McCarthy talks about Mason Crosby competing for the kicking position over at ESPN.com.
The inside linebacker position gets some attention at Acme Packing Company.
AllGreenBayPackers.com asks what is Mike Neal doing at outside linebacker?
A feature on defensive lineman Johnny Jolly appears at Packer Report.
Video: The Packers are helping to unveil a new youth football field in Milwaukee...
Brian Carriveau is the author of "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," and editor of Cheesehead TV's "Pro Football Draft Preview." To contact Brian, email [email protected].
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