Williams tabbed as team's top punt re...

Williams tabbed as team's top punt returner

There are 18 comments on the WisInfo story from Sep 7, 2010, titled Williams tabbed as team's top punt returner. In it, WisInfo reports that:

GREEN BAY - Mike McCarthy's decision to give the punt return job to Tramon Williams, one of his starting cornerbacks, can mean only one thing: He's going all in this season.

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GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#1 Sep 7, 2010
I can understand this decision even if I wish the team wasn't virtually forced to do this. However, if Williams goes down, I seriously question the wisdom of using Greg Jennings!
WhatIf

United States

#2 Sep 8, 2010
There are any number of good possibilities around. How about Matt Jones? fast, big, good hands. A good kid. A LITTLE trouble, but who was'nt at that age. I would love to see him like a Don Beebe. put it to Jack DelRio the old Vikings jerk.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#3 Sep 9, 2010
The nice thing about returners is that NFL teams usually can find a solid one late and they can fill in rather quickly. I don't expect Williams to be there all year. Too much at risk with the lack of depth at corner.
eric

Denmark, WI

#4 Sep 9, 2010
Maybe they should use Jarrett Bush to return kicks and punts
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#5 Sep 9, 2010
eric wrote:
Maybe they should use Jarrett Bush to return kicks and punts
There are alot of Packer fans that won't care about the risk of injury if Bush returns punts.
eric

Denmark, WI

#7 Sep 9, 2010
obviously he is a human being and no one wants to see him get hurt,but,if its between Bush and WIlliams,well..........
for the teams sake ( again no one wants to see anyone get hurt_) but better Bush a backup Safety then WIlliams a starting corner and I believe Bush is faster in the 40,speed isnt the only thing,but,it helps.
Danger

Sioux Falls, SD

#8 Sep 9, 2010
This is stupid stupid stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

We have no CB depth at all, and now we're forcing Williams to run the gauntlet every game? And Jennings? Holy crap, that surpasses stupid by a country mile.

If Williams gets hurt, I'm joining GBPfan club.

Get an effing returner. They're a dime a dozen. Stephan Logan could've been had; we let him hit the waivers. Clifton Smith slipped through our fingers. Stupid.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#9 Sep 9, 2010
Danger wrote:
If Williams gets hurt, I'm joining GBPfan club.
You ALMOST make that sound like a bad thing. There have been starting players that have contributed in the return game. It is a big risk to take though for the reasons you stated. I agree that the Packers should bring someone else in. If not, I'll be biting my nails down to my knuckles on every kick.

Go Saints! For tonight anyhow.

I let my fantasy draft go automatically. I was given only one QB. Guess who? I bet you can guess. Isn't that messed up? Even more messed up is that I had the #4 pick and Rodgers didn't go until #5. I'll never fail to watch my draft again!
Danger

Sioux Falls, SD

#10 Sep 10, 2010
GBPfan wrote:
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You ALMOST make that sound like a bad thing. There have been starting players that have contributed in the return game. It is a big risk to take though for the reasons you stated. I agree that the Packers should bring someone else in. If not, I'll be biting my nails down to my knuckles on every kick.
Go Saints! For tonight anyhow.
I let my fantasy draft go automatically. I was given only one QB. Guess who? I bet you can guess. Isn't that messed up? Even more messed up is that I had the #4 pick and Rodgers didn't go until #5. I'll never fail to watch my draft again!
Hey, no ill will intended. But if we lose one of the few CBs we have because of this bone-headed decision, I will be pretty ticked at TT. Plus, we picked up NO help for the pass D in the offseason.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#11 Sep 10, 2010
Danger wrote:
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Hey, no ill will intended. But if we lose one of the few CBs we have because of this bone-headed decision, I will be pretty ticked at TT. Plus, we picked up NO help for the pass D in the offseason.
I'm ticked at TT every season as the injuries mount. I do give him credit for putting together a decent group of starters. However, every year we're left hoping that the Packers depth won't be tested. I don't see this year any different. The Packers have to do something to improve special teams play. I'd prefer that the Packers would not increase the injury risk. But as long as Ted is in charge I'm resigned to the fact that he won't aggressively pursue outside help. It seems not only boneheaded but hardheaded also. TT has a philosophy that he seems incapable or unwilling to adjust based upon existing circumstances. As you know, I don't agree with it, but I don't see any choice but to hope for the best. If it goes poorly, I hope people realize why that is. There is a reason why teams find themselves lamenting injuries year after year -- it's called a lack of depth. I think that every knowledgeable Packer fan knows that some young players need to step up this season and the team needs to hope that the inevitable injuries don't occur at certain positions or to certain players. The biggest problem is that the list is fairly long.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#12 Sep 11, 2010
No need to panic guys, Williams will not be the returner ALL year..... But if he is, maybe he should just fair catch everything, that would eliminate the risk of injury problem, right?:)
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#13 Sep 11, 2010
Jeremy wrote:
No need to panic guys, Williams will not be the returner ALL year..... But if he is, maybe he should just fair catch everything, that would eliminate the risk of injury problem, right?:)
First, I NEVER panic. We were merely discussing the wisdom of using Williams as a punt returner. You seem to be the one in a panic.

Second, fair catching the ball doesn't completely eliminate the risk of injury. Waving your hand in the air isn't a magical shield. A player can still end up running into a punt returner full speed. I doubt that you are saying that Williams being injured is okay as long as the Packers are awarded some penalty yardage.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#14 Sep 11, 2010
GBPfan wrote:
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First, I NEVER panic. We were merely discussing the wisdom of using Williams as a punt returner. You seem to be the one in a panic.
Second, fair catching the ball doesn't completely eliminate the risk of injury. Waving your hand in the air isn't a magical shield. A player can still end up running into a punt returner full speed. I doubt that you are saying that Williams being injured is okay as long as the Packers are awarded some penalty yardage.
I was JOKING about the fair catches.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#15 Sep 11, 2010
Jeremy wrote:
<quoted text>I was JOKING about the fair catches.
I know. Obviously the coaching staff could use nearly anybody to simply field faircatches. The point I was making is that there is always a risk of injury, even when making a faircatch. I know the reason the coaches are using Williams. They feel he is the best guy for the job currently on the roster. Some of us think it would be wise to change that situation.
eric

Denmark, WI

#16 Sep 11, 2010
I still say Jarrett Bush should return Punts,No one likes to see someone get hurt,but, taking a chance here,and as much as this sounds bad ect and its not meant to be bad,but, better Bush than WIlliams besides Bush is faster i beleive and id like to see Jackson return kickoffs as we have 3 FB and Kuhn can prob. play RB.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#17 Sep 11, 2010
eric wrote:
I still say Jarrett Bush should return Punts,No one likes to see someone get hurt,but, taking a chance here,and as much as this sounds bad ect and its not meant to be bad,but, better Bush than WIlliams besides Bush is faster i beleive and id like to see Jackson return kickoffs as we have 3 FB and Kuhn can prob. play RB.
I think Jackson has made some progress each season, but let's face it, the dropoff at running back is considerable. Cross your fingers that Grant stays healthy. Jackson's loss wouldn't be good, but it wouldn't be devastating either. His main value is to provide Grant with an occasional rest.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#18 Sep 11, 2010
GBPfan wrote:
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I think Jackson has made some progress each season, but let's face it, the dropoff at running back is considerable. Cross your fingers that Grant stays healthy. Jackson's loss wouldn't be good, but it wouldn't be devastating either. His main value is to provide Grant with an occasional rest.
Jackson is a better receiver and blocker out of the back field than Grant IMO. I expect a nice surprise with Jackson this year. He has looked very solid so far. He could provide AR with other dangerous weapon in the passing game.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#19 Sep 11, 2010
GBPfan wrote:
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I know. Obviously the coaching staff could use nearly anybody to simply field faircatches. The point I was making is that there is always a risk of injury, even when making a faircatch. I know the reason the coaches are using Williams. They feel he is the best guy for the job currently on the roster. Some of us think it would be wise to change that situation.
I agree about the wise decision to change this situation, and I expect it will change.

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