Defensive Player Analysis

Part 3: What Montravius Adams Brings to the Packers

  3 months ago     30 Views     Leave your thoughts  

The Packers' third round pick of Montravius Adams should come as no surprise from a philosophical standpoint. The Packers have constantly reminded fans how important the big guys are and that you can never have too many of them. Thompson likes to pick big guys early too but the need in the defensive backfield was greater yet again which was reflected in the picks. But Adams will have an opportunity on a team that has LeTroy Guion and also only has Ricky Jean Francois under contract for a year. Here is what I expect to see. (more…)

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What Jones Adds to the Packers

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When the Packers added Josh Jones in the second round, I hadn't been paying enough attention to the safety position. With the depth at cornerback in this year's draft, I was hoping the Packers would pick up another CB but overlooked the fact that the Packers are high on versatility and with the exit of Micah Hyde, might be looking in that direction. That is why Thompson is the GM and not me. The pickup of Jones achieves several things for the Packers.  (more…)

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Should the Packers Take TJ in Round One?

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Chad Reuter has the Packers picking TJ Watt in round one of the 2017 draft at pick number 29. This pick would have many in Packer Nation ( myself incuded) turning cartwheels. But is this the best route for the Packers to go? A lot of factors go into a first round pick, even for a team that has been consistent in their claim that they always choose the best player available. Who is available? Are there other players available at a position of greater need? Is one position deeper, possibly yielding a player of similar skill-set in the next round? The…

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Ranking the Top 5 Packers Draft Needs

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The Packers will enter the 2017 draft with holes to fill...particularly on defense. Ranked 22nd in total defense, multitudes of injury, in particular to Sam Shields, forced young cornerbacks (themselves injured often) into major roles in short order. With the exit of Julius Peppers and Datone Jones, second year LB Kyler Fackrell and recently signed Jayrone Elliot will presumably be called upon earlier and more often. Up front, second year DT Kenny Clark will have his chance to "take the next step" in working side by side with Mike Daniels and now Ricky Jean Francois. But the defense isn't the…

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Sam Shields Key Contribution in 2016

  1 year ago     18 Views     2 Comments  

One of the things that I'll be watching in 2016 really has nothing to do with the strategy or mechanics of football. There are always those immeasurable things that often factor into how an NFL team produces on the field. Things such as a coaches ability to mentor and motivate can give the team an edge over a coach that is good at strategy, but not so good at motivating his players. In particular, I think it's going to be interesting to see how Sam Shields develops as a leader on the defense. (more…)

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