I can’t believe what I just listened to. People are actually thinking that Tramon Williams is not producing enough on punt returns and we should pull him.
Now I had heard this in passing, but when I heard the notion posed again on Cheesehead Radio tonight I was floored. I don’t know what happened since I stepped down from the show due to time constraints, but obviously they are all addicted to heroin now.
Take out Tramon Williams? Seriously.
The argument for taking Tramon out seems to be pretty straight forward. Either people are upset he isn’t breaking any for big gainers, or two, they are still worried about injury possibilities. Both opinions I think are severely misguided.
For starters, you just never, and I mean never mess with a good thing. Tramon Williams returning punts has been just that, a good thing. Who cares if he has a ton of fair catches and hasn’t returned 10 punts for touchdowns? You know what kills the punt return game? Turnovers. Of which we have none. Would you rather have the speedy Sam Shields give it another shot? How about Will running up on the ball ten yards and then making a head first dive to field it? Hell, maybe we should give Vernand Morency a call.
Secondly, and for the nine billionth time, you just don’t game plan around potential injuries. You start doing that and you aren’t playing to win anymore. It’s funny listening to people argue that Ted Thompson is being foolish and hasn’t gone out and gambled enough while at the same time attacking Thompson for risking the team’s success by putting Williams in this situation. The cards ARE all on the table people, enough is enough.
Yes, I understand you could stick Jordy back there, but you don’t do it now, not after the season has started and especially not when things are going smoothly.
I guess some people will never be satisfied, but if that isn’t good enough for you here are the facts.
What Packer in the last four years has never suffered an injury that took him out of the punt return role? What Packer has led the team in punt return average every single year he has returned punts? Or, better yet, who leads the Packers in punt return average over the last five years?
The answer is the same in all cases.
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