Injuries cause concern: Team's pass d...

Injuries cause concern: Team's pass defense becoming problem area

There are 7 comments on the The Daily Gazette story from Aug 31, 2010, titled Injuries cause concern: Team's pass defense becoming problem area. In it, The Daily Gazette reports that:

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers are saving the most creative chapters of their defensive playbook for the regular season.

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Thomas Breault

Elberton, GA

#1 Aug 31, 2010
Over the past few years leading up to the injury of Al Harris, I think most Packer fans have enjoyed the physical one, two punch of two of the NFL's great defensive backs.(Al Harris and Charles Woodson) Now, that Al missed most of last season, all of this years training camp, and now the first 6 games of this year, does anybody think it might be risky to keep an injured, aging defensive back on the roster? Why not test the grounds alittle and maybe see what the other NFL teams have to offer!
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#2 Aug 31, 2010
Thomas Breault wrote:
Over the past few years leading up to the injury of Al Harris, I think most Packer fans have enjoyed the physical one, two punch of two of the NFL's great defensive backs.(Al Harris and Charles Woodson) Now, that Al missed most of last season, all of this years training camp, and now the first 6 games of this year, does anybody think it might be risky to keep an injured, aging defensive back on the roster? Why not test the grounds alittle and maybe see what the other NFL teams have to offer!
Because Ted Thompson is the GM.
eric

Denmark, WI

#3 Aug 31, 2010
Thomas Breault wrote:
Over the past few years leading up to the injury of Al Harris, I think most Packer fans have enjoyed the physical one, two punch of two of the NFL's great defensive backs.(Al Harris and Charles Woodson) Now, that Al missed most of last season, all of this years training camp, and now the first 6 games of this year, does anybody think it might be risky to keep an injured, aging defensive back on the roster? Why not test the grounds alittle and maybe see what the other NFL teams have to offer!
From what they say the Packers will be looking at who is released,and or try to make a trade for a corner/safety and maybe a DE if they feel they need one.
At this point
Charles Woodson is still top notch and Tramon WIlliams is a very good corner and is seems Al Harris is healing nicely and if anything else is a vet who can teach the younger players how its done and be a teacher, as there is no 100% that Harris will be back to where he was but we will see once he starts playing.
wal0645

Yorktown, VA

#4 Aug 31, 2010
Sure Woodson and Harris are aging, but CW was the defensive player in 2009, so that needs to be qualified. TT has drafted cornerbacks, but trouble is most of them don't have the talent to play NFL caliber ball. Pat Lee was taken in the 2nd round and he isn't that good. Blackmon was taken in 3rd or 4th round and he can't handle it either. TT has done better in drafting other positions, but he is poor when it comes to CB's. Tramon Williams to me isn't starter quality, but is a good nickel back. Underwood isn't any good either, so that leaves only Woodson along with Collins and Burnett who are all good players (Burnett will show he is way better than Bigby could ever thought to be). Teams will pick on Williams all season. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if Shields becomes the starting CB during the season if he pans out.
Thomas Breault

Elberton, GA

#5 Aug 31, 2010
wal0645 wrote:
Sure Woodson and Harris are aging, but CW was the defensive player in 2009, so that needs to be qualified. TT has drafted cornerbacks, but trouble is most of them don't have the talent to play NFL caliber ball. Pat Lee was taken in the 2nd round and he isn't that good. Blackmon was taken in 3rd or 4th round and he can't handle it either. TT has done better in drafting other positions, but he is poor when it comes to CB's. Tramon Williams to me isn't starter quality, but is a good nickel back. Underwood isn't any good either, so that leaves only Woodson along with Collins and Burnett who are all good players (Burnett will show he is way better than Bigby could ever thought to be). Teams will pick on Williams all season. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if Shields becomes the starting CB during the season if he pans out.
I'm definitley curious to see how Shields turns out. Wouldn't that be nice if he was one of the late round draft picks that pan out to be something special. Cross your fingers!!!
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#6 Sep 1, 2010
Thomas Breault wrote:
<quoted text>I'm definitley curious to see how Shields turns out. Wouldn't that be nice if he was one of the late round draft picks that pan out to be something special. Cross your fingers!!!
Shields has a lot of talent, but he is a long ways from becoming an impact corner. The nice thing about him is that he has 4.3 speed, special teams may be where he shines as a gunner. GB needs help on special teams more than anywhere on the field.
eric

Denmark, WI

#7 Sep 1, 2010
Shields should return kicks! 4.3 speed on kickoffs,that would be sweet.
TT has been weak drafting corners for sure wal ( nice call on that one ) for what ever reason Corner safety are a tough position
Ron WOlf drafted Terrell Buckley
Mike Sherman drafted Ahman Carroll and that doesnt include many corners who didnt pan out,thats just a few.

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