From the Green Bay Press Gazette, regarding Tramon Williams:
As long as CB Al Harris is playing well on the other side, teams will keep testing Williams. He needs to use his hands better at the line of scrimmage and clean up his technique on double moves to limit those big plays.
Newsflash: He needs to use his hands, period. On two separate Steve Smith completions in the Carolina game and two of the three big gains by the Texans' Kevin Walter, Williams never laid a hand on either receiver. It's just stunning. And nothing from McCarthy, after publicly calling out Blackmon after the Atlanta game for doing the exact same thing on the touchdown to Roddy White.
And I think it's obvious why.
McCarthy can't degenerate Williams or his play because it would automatically bring the decision to play Charles Woodson at safety into question. I was skeptical of the move after the Carolina game and now I'm downright against it. Woodson made a few plays Sunday (my favorite being the one where he jumped/flew over/around a horde of bodies to tackle Slaton - brilliant) but nothing close to the game-changing plays he was making at corner. I just don't understand the logic of taking a guy who's playing at an All-Pro level and moving him to an unfamiliar position. I realize they're undermanned at safety, but a safety tandem of Rouse/Collins is more than adequate, especially with Woodson and Harris underneath.
As for Williams, he's just guessing way too much, peeking into the backfield in a way he wasn't when he was filling in for Harris. Those double moves Walter shook him with are the same ones he was stoning earlier in the year (indeed, his interception at Seattle was on just such a route) The only thing I can see is very different is his commitment to getting physical with guys at the line, because right now, he's not even pretending to.
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