Bowen Likes Versatility In Packers' Secondary

Bleacher Report's NFL analyst and former NFL safety likes what he sees in Green Bay.

My buddy Matt Bowen picks the Packers as one of the three best secondaries in the NFL. 

Check out his reasoning in the video below.

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RCPackerFan's picture

May 20, 2015 at 02:56 pm

I saw this earlier today. I will admit I was surprised he rated them 3rd highest with their young CB's, but i think they will be very good.
I wouldn't necessarily say they will be the 3rd best in the league, but I do like it a lot.
CB still has some questions, but they have some great players, and some really good competition.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how Clinton-Dix plays in year 2.

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EdsLaces's picture

May 20, 2015 at 03:52 pm

Love our secondary. Gonna be some growing pains sure, but the play making ability is definitely there. Hayward vs HHCD for most ints this year.

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aj's picture

May 20, 2015 at 09:12 pm

I think Shields could be up for a big year in the INT department. Hayward is super sticky in coverage and Shields has learned the art of baiting the quarterback from Tramon and Woodson. Shields will let his guy appear to be open and then use his speed to close that gap.

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tm_inter's picture

May 20, 2015 at 04:00 pm

I have no doubt our secondary will do exciting things this season, such as making 10 interceptions at least. Quentin Rollins alone made 7 interceptions last year.

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Ibleedgreenmore's picture

May 20, 2015 at 07:45 pm

Maybe its cause its early but I am very excited about this team, thought last year was a great team.

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egbertsouse's picture

May 21, 2015 at 08:34 am

We play in a division with Megatron. Why does TT always go for the undersized CB's? Get some Richard Sherman clones, man. 6-2 or 6-3 and 200+

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packsmack's picture

May 21, 2015 at 10:31 am

You're right. Stupid TT should know where the Richard Sherman tree is and pick a secondary from only there. Everyone knows that 6'2" and 6'3" guys with the foot speed and hip fluidity to excel in an NFL secondary are a dime a dozen.

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Evan's picture

May 21, 2015 at 10:35 am

ha....damn, you stole my comment.

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PackerBacker's picture

May 21, 2015 at 10:32 am

Oh, and they have to run sub 4.5 in the 40. And they need to be able to cover in man.

Your talking a very short list here. Many of those guys are gone by the time the Packers are picking in the 30's.

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Evan's picture

May 21, 2015 at 10:34 am

Right...those 6'2"-6'3" stud CBs are a dime a dozen...

FWIW...of the top 25 CBs ranked by CBS, not one fit your height requirement. And only 3 were over 6'0". In fact, of the top 100, I only see two CBs listed as taller than 6'1".

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/2015/CB

Darrelle Revis is 5'11". Height is not the end-all, be-all.

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PackerBacker's picture

May 21, 2015 at 10:39 am

Bah!!! You and your "numbers" and "facts" and "research".

TT should have done something different. THAT's the point. He was WRONG damnit.

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Evan's picture

May 21, 2015 at 10:56 am

haha...Why can't TT just go to Madden create a player and make a 6'8" CB to plug into the lineup??

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The TKstinator's picture

May 21, 2015 at 11:14 pm

What a dumb comment.

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Turophile's picture

May 22, 2015 at 03:36 am

A 6'4", 220lb guy who can run sub 4.6 ?

We had him at a slightly more forgiving position for bigger guys than corner (safety), he was Aaron Rouse. He couldn't stick with the team. Bigger guys are usually too stiff in the hips for safety, let alone corner corner.

Remember Taylor Mays (drafted in round 2 by the 49ers, as a Safety), 6'3", 218lb, 4.3 speed ? Again, hips too stiff, or in coachspeak "too tightly wound". Was palmed off to the Vikes for a 7th rounder.

Guys the size you want with NFL quality and real loose hips are RARE.

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Evan's picture

May 22, 2015 at 07:29 am

But...but....but...Richard Sherman!

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Imma Fubared's picture

May 21, 2015 at 05:57 pm

I rank the pack dbacks as c-. How soon people forget this team gave up record setting yardage in 2013 and weren't a lot better last year.

Ha Ha is over rated as a position player and tackler. Looks like he tries to avoid contact and stands around a lot especially on the goal line with a running back making a catch to put the team ahead for good.

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Nick Perry's picture

May 22, 2015 at 04:43 am

Clearly you've forgot as well!! it was 2011 when they gave up "Record setting Yardage" and the secondary and defense as a whole is almost entirely different now except for 2 maybe 3 players and HHCD isn't one of them. Common Dude, that was weak!

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

May 24, 2015 at 05:52 am

I love that our pre-season pre-training camp secondary was rated so high. Don't have the link right now, but I also saw the team was #1 in a very reputable power ranking. Looks like 19-0 is a lock. I predict we will be top five in long snapping in 2018 as well. The accolades keep rolling in.

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

May 24, 2015 at 10:14 am

Wow, that sounds a lot snottier than intended. I actually liked Bowen's piece and loved Aaron's power ranking.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

May 25, 2015 at 01:14 am

I'm surprised by Bowen's praise of our secondary. I will be surprised if he is right. At least I can see why he thinks the secondary will be good. It is a little disconcerting that he focuses on the two unproven rookies, Randall and Rollins. I have doubts about Hayward's ability to play outside as well as he played the slot, but Tramon had a bad year, so the drop off, if there is one, shouldn't be too bad. TT is pretty good evaluating CB talent, so it may be that he hit on one or both, and that they will develop in time to help us this year.

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Tundraboy's picture

May 25, 2015 at 09:41 am

Long arms is probably more important but 1-2 inches at that height is not a big deal. It means nothing if you cant play. If you are quick, can cover and jump and have the smarts then you have something. I'm pretty damn happy with picks. Tramon was fading due to age and House was limited for his price. We will be much better once growing pains pass.

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