Plenty of Options at Safety to Start Opposite Clinton-Dix

During the draft at pick No. 14, the Green Bay Packers had versatile Florida State safety Derwin James staring them in the face. General Manager decided to trade down and acquire a 2019 first rounder from New Orleans instead of taking the safety. No one really knows how much interest the Packers had in James, […]

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Packers Should Target This Versatile Safety in the Draft

Corner is not the only position the Packers need help with in the secondary. Strong safety Morgan Burnett signing with the Steelers last week created another hole in a defensive backfield that already looks like Swiss cheese. Burnett was a jack of all trades with the ability to play linebacker, corner, and safety. Even though […]

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Goodbye Damarious Randall and Morgan Burnett, Hello New Green Bay Packers Defense

Another piece of the puzzle is gone. Morgan Burnett, long time starting safety of the Green Bay Packers, has moved on trading his green and gold for black and yellow. Morgan Burnett will help anchor the backend for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This move demonstrates the Packers’ willingness to put out with the old and bring […]

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Combine Watch: Texas Safety DeShon Elliot

  Not many safeties had a better 2017 season than Texas junior DeShon Elliot. A finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (best defensive back), Elliot totaled 63 tackles, 8.5 for loss, nine pass breakups and three forced fumbles. His two defensive touchdowns were the result of six interceptions he accumulated. A total that ranked fourth […]

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Packers Free Agent Morgan Burnett’s Value

The immediate future of Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett is unknown. When the new league starts in March, Burnett will become a free agent. A list of free agents compiled by NFL.com, he was among the league’s top 25 players who will be free agents. After 8 years with the Packers, Burnett figures to […]

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Cornerback Position Needs An Upgrade

I wrote last week how I felt that new GM Brian Gutekunst should target Malcolm Butler to upgrade the Packers cornerback position. It’s no surprise that I feel that one of the Packers greatest weaknesses on defense is their secondary. This position group has been an extreme mess since Sam Shields went out with an […]

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The Case for Bringing Back Sam Shields

Being a quality defensive back in Green Bay is underrated, for some reason. In the past decade, there has been a near laundry list of quality defensive backs in town, with deserved recognition few and far between. These players include: Tramon Williams: The Packers are not Super Bowl XLV champions without the play that Williams […]

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