Williams Exposes "Day One Install"

Tramon Williams made what will no doubt become a signature play in his NFL career against Brett Favre and the Vikings yesterday.

Tramon Williams made himself a bunch of money yesterday by making the signature play in a total domination of Brett Favre and Darrell Bevell's offense, which of course is overseen by head coach Brad Childress.

Childress' offense is known in league circles as "Day One Install" a nod to the fact that it is a simplistic a version of the West Coast Offense and basically a replica of what most West Coast teams go through the first day back at camp. (This is obviously an exaggeration, but it makes the right point)

Williams read one of the most basic route combos in the West Coast Offense and broke on a slant pass from Favre to Percy Harvin for a game changing interception. Funnily enough, it was the exact same route combo that Favre used to break Marino's touchdown record in 2007 in the very same building, with a tight end (then, Donald Lee, now Visanthe Shiancoe) going out to try and draw the coverage outside the hashmarks and with a wideout (then Greg Jennings, now Percy Harvin) running a slant over the top.

I loved this from Wilde's piece on Williams and the defense:

“I bet if you asked him, he was 99 percent sure what they were going to run on that play,” Charles Woodson said.

Wrong.

“I was 100 percent sure what they were going to do on that play,” Williams said. “I knew what was coming.”

Wilde notes that the Vikings had not run the play as it was configured yesterday against the Packers but that they had seen it a bunch on film. Williams trusted his film study and made what will no doubt become a signature play in his career. Packer fans should be beyond thrilled that the Packers have at least made the first move in extending Williams. Here's hoping it gets done sooner rather than later.

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Brian Carriveau's picture

November 22, 2010 at 11:48 am

Thought perhaps it may have gotten done during the bye week. Now we wait and see whether it will get done before season ends.

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dr.aw's picture

November 22, 2010 at 11:49 am

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hyperRevue's picture

November 22, 2010 at 11:55 am

Sign the man. Pay him whatever he wants.

And then throw some money at Bishop and Jenkins.

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hyperRevue's picture

November 22, 2010 at 11:59 am

Also, can someone (Aaron or Brian) update us on the status of the Franchise Tag in relation to the CBA issues?

Also, I know the Pack used it on Pickett last off-season, did they get it back after they signed him or do they lose it for the length of his deal? I always forget how that works.

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PackerAaron's picture

November 22, 2010 at 12:02 pm

There's nothing to report, really. Everything is up for negotiation. No one has any idea what free agency will look like under the new CBA, including which tags stay, etc.

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bogmon's picture

November 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I for one don't see many dramatic changes happening with the new CBA.

I do feel like the greediest of owners want to extend the season, so they will push for that. In the end I don't believe it happens due to the perfect timing of record injuries this season.

The rookie pay scale will happen...
and I believe more money will be allotted towards retired vets.

There is too much to be lost by the owners if they don't concede on the demands they are making. It will continue to be a player's league.

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PackerAaron's picture

November 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Its all relative - dramatic change? Perhaps not. But the 18 game schedule is coming and with it, no more OTAs (which is a good thing in my book). As for tags, I would bet you'll see the end of the transition tag and the parameters of the franchise tag will soften if not be killed altogether.

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bomdad's picture

November 22, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Is it really Chidress' "One Day Install" or Favre's "No Guarantee" Install, or Percy Harvin's "Missed Day" Install?

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PackerAaron's picture

November 22, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Perhaps a combo of all three?

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bomdad's picture

November 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I'm surprised to hear there was film on it.

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Mr. Bacon's picture

November 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Its kinda fun to watch Tramon Williams evolve. He was basically given a Aaron Rodgers type of role. All Tramon had to do was get to play Nickle while Woodson and Harris took care of #1 and #2, and slowly gain his confidence on picking on #3 and #4. Now he is the #1 CB on the roster. Sam Shields is filling that role now, and with two classy guys like Woodson and Williams, Shields will have the chance to slowly learn the NFL game.

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xxstatic's picture

November 22, 2010 at 01:05 pm

Watching Tramon yesterday I kept thinking how much he looks more and more like #21 coincidence? I think not!

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Ryeguy812's picture

November 22, 2010 at 01:23 pm

The Vikings radio analyst (not Paul Allen, the other guy) says after that INT "well at least the slant-and-go will be there later in the game." Classic

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PackersRS's picture

November 22, 2010 at 02:14 pm

Ah, the so-called "Kick Ass Offense".

Love the KAO. Too bad it's gone...

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Jersey Al's picture

November 22, 2010 at 03:13 pm

Watch the play again and look behind Williams. Nick Collins is also charging up to the spot, though trailing Williams. He knows it's coming, too. Obviously the whole defense knew it was coming...

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some guy's picture

November 22, 2010 at 05:12 pm

yep - its very obvious Tramon knew what was happening. Brett LOVES to throw that slant missile into the second window. I think it gets him off

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Nononsense's picture

November 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Tramon is playing unbelievable right now and deserves a nice fat new contract, Desmond Bishop as well.

Cullen Jenkins has about a %50 chance of re-signing IMO, hes gonna be looking for big money so he might price himself outta GB.

I personally would re-sign him but I realize the Packers will face a small logjam at the DL position next season with guys like Jolly and Neal returning to go along with Pickett, Raji, Green and CJ Wilson.

I think CJ Wilson is the guy that makes Jenkins exspendable if they choose to let him walk or whatever. Same type of player(not yet as good)but hes younger and much cheaper(TTs specialty).

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SpiderPack's picture

November 23, 2010 at 01:01 am

Maybe, but Neal & C. J. would have2show some really special stuff w/regard2pass rush. Jenkins is THE ONLY respectable pass rusher right now outside CM3. Not2mention his value as a team spirit guy. Mr. T on Halloween, & bowing to Wood after his forced fumble, (etc.), is extremely valuable for team chemistry. 

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