Adrian Amos a model of consistency for Packers defense

Adrian Amos hasn't missed a start since joining the Packers in 2019. His presence will continue to be important in 2022.

It's no secret that the Green Bay Packers were searching for consistency when the organization did away with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix during the middle of the 2018 season.

Clinton-Dix was capable of making splash plays every now and then, but he struggled in coverage and missed too many tackles toward the end of his time in green and yellow.

The team quickly replaced him in the offseason by signing former Chicago Bear Adrian Amos in free agency ahead of the 2019 season.

If consistency was what the organization wanted at the safety position, that's what the organization has gotten from Amos over the past three seasons.

Amos hasn't missed a start in three years, recording 83 or more total tackles in each of them, along with six total interceptions since 2019. Often times he's not the most flashy guy on the field, but he leads the defensive secondary and has been a key piece to the turnaround of the Packers defense.

Ahead of the 2022 season, Pro Football Focus ranked Amos the 40th best player in the NFL in its Top 50 Players of 2022 column.

Underrated as he may be, Amos is starting to get the credit he deserves after logging three solid seasons in Titletown.

With training camp right around the corner, Amos hosted the Packers secondary in his hometown in Baltimore for a week of workouts earlier this month. A captain last season, Amos will play a large role in leading a talented group of players in his unit.

Jaire Alexander is a star already in this league, Eric Stokes played well in his rookie year last year and recently-signed Rasul Douglas was a welcome pickup in the middle of 2021. Add in flashy playmaker Darnell Savage to that group, and you've got a secondary that many are calling the best in the league ahead of this season.

"On paper, and knowing each other, we can definitely be special, but we have to take that day by day," Amos said last month. "Execute all the time. Be consistent."

It will be fun to watch Amos lead that unit this season.

And if consistency is what Amos says the Packers secondary will need, there's no better player to lead by example.

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Gunnar Davis is a lifelong Packers fan and a recent graduate of Simpson College, where he was a 3-year letterwinner on the offensive line and graduated with a degree in multimedia communications. You can follow him on Twitter at @Gunnar57Davis.

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mnbadger's picture

July 20, 2022 at 12:21 pm

Perfect pre - training camp article Gunnar. Thank you. GPG!

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Leatherhead's picture

July 20, 2022 at 01:11 pm

Amos is good. This was a good FA signing.

Thinking back as long as I can think, I don't recall many examples of good defenses that didn't have a really good safety. Willie Wood. Jake Scott. Ronnie Lott. The Legion of Boom. Ed Reed. Palomalu. On and on and on. That smart, speedy, sure-tackling guy on the back of the defense is an essential, IMO.

If you will remember back to the Indianapolis Colts, when Manning was there, they had a guy named Bob Sanders, and it was a night and day difference when he was in the lineup v. out with an injury.

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July 20, 2022 at 01:49 pm

I'm getting the feeling that this entire team is anticipating getting back to business and has a bad taste in its mouth from the playoff loss to the Niner's , I think they want to prove something and that would mean hoisting the Lombardi sooner rather than later, I see an entire team playing with a chip on its shoulders and out to prove the pessimists wrong, GPG!

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Leatherhead's picture

July 20, 2022 at 02:53 pm

We lost, at home, after a bye, to a team we'd already beaten in their place. We had a historically great defensive performance. We should have won that game and they know it.

Step One is getting back to the playoffs. I'd expect a lot of focus on that. I would hope the theme for this season would be "take advantage of opportunities". If we were just a little better at that, these last couple of seasons could have been different.

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ricky's picture

July 20, 2022 at 04:30 pm

The Bears didn't want to keep Amos around because he wasn't "flashy" enough. So they signed Clinton-Dix, who, indeed, was a "flash in the pan" player. Meanwhile, the Packers got a steady, durable and fundamentally sound player that helped elevate the level of the defensive backfield. Smart move by the Packers; another step in the wrong direction by the "Bad News Bears".

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July 20, 2022 at 04:31 pm

AA is grade A as a Team Leader who leads by example. On the field he is always around the ball. Tackles well. Can play several roles.

Great signing by Gutey. Adrian has kept up his end of the deal.

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jont's picture

July 21, 2022 at 09:05 pm

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"Much like NFL QBs do, Packers S Adrian Amos invited all — and hosted several, including Darnell Savage — Green Bay DBs to a week of workouts in his hometown of Baltimore earlier this month. He capped off the week with a kids football camp at his old high school."
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) July 19, 2022

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T7Steve's picture

July 21, 2022 at 10:08 am

"Availability is the best ability" I've heard said in many discussions about players. Consistency and always being in the right place at the right time is kind of a plus too. Nice article. Hope they can keep him signed into the future.

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