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This weekend’s conference championship games might be the most evenly-matched we have seen around the NFL over the past several years. The Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots are just field goal favorites — a clear indication that we can expect two extremely close games. The AFC Championship game will feature two old dogs that have been going at it a while. In what...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Shields, OT Bakhtiari active for Green Bay

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Green Bay cornerback Sam Shields and offensive tackle David Bakhtiari were active for Saturday night's game against Arizona. Shields (concussion) had been listed as questionable, Bakhtiari was probable. Packers wide receiver Davante Adams already had been declared out with a knee injury. Arizona defensive tackles Josh Mauro (calf) and Frostee Rucker (ankle...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

S Shields, OT Bakhtiari active for Green Bay

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Green Bay safety Sam Shields and offensive tackle David Bakhtiari were active for Saturday night's game against Arizona. Shields (concussion) had been listed as questionable, Bakhtiari was probable. Packers wide receiver Davante Adams already had been declared out with a knee injury. Arizona defensive tackles Josh Mauro (calf) and Frostee Rucker (ankle)...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Football Film Room: How Calvin Johnson Wins Every Jump-Ball

Calvin Johnson might be the best jump-ball receiver in NFL history. Last night, the Detroit Lions wide receiver provided more evidence for that argument with a spectacular leaping touchdown grab over Packers cornerback Sam Shields. Although Megatron's physical attributes certainly helped him make the play, his technique also played an important role. Let's break this down...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers vs Lions in 3…2…1…

After the disaster of Thanksgiving, the Packers play for the second consecutive Thursday as they travel to the Motor City to take on the Lions. Detroit is on a 3 game winning streak and has shown that there is some serious talent on Jim Caldwell’s team. December is the month where the contenders are separated from the pretenders, and now is the time for the Packers to get hot and...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers beginning to get healthy after two straight losses

According to Tom Silverstein of JSOnline, the Green Bay Packers need some helped getting untracked after two straight losses and some players are getting healthy at the right time. CB Casey Hayward, Tackle Bryan Bulaga, Cornerbacks Sam Shields, Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins all returned to practice. Silverstein writes: 'Tackle Bryan Bulaga, who missed Wednesday because of...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers downgrade CB Shields to doubtful vs Panthers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Starting cornerback Sam Shields and rookie Quinten Rollins are doubtful for Green Bay's road game against the unbeaten Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Packers downgraded them from questionable on Saturday. Shields injured his shoulder and Rollins hurt his neck during the loss at Denver and didn't practice this week. They each have a team-leading two interceptions...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Damarious Randall Has Earned Shot to Start for Packers

It was clear after the poor showing by the Green Bay Packers defense in Denver, that changes are needed. And the biggest change that needs to occur defensively is inserting Damarious Randall into the starting lineup at the cornerback position. When the Packers selected Randal with their first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, it was clear they viewed him as a potential starting corner...
Via The Packers Guru
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Out of the Pocket: The Bears Still Suck

Join the Hot Mess Express as they do the post-mortem on a solid Packers victory in Bears territory. Do the Bears still suck? Survey says, yes they do! The return of ‘The Turtleneck’ also reaped dividends in the form of two touchdowns and some clutch catches. Those penalties though… David Bakhtiari and Sam Shields had a rough go of it – the crew shall discuss. Do we get used...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Best and the Wurst: Packers at Bears

Aside from terrible puns, this weekly series will feature the best and the wurst that the Packers had to offer in their most recent game.  It is not an exhaustive list of players, or even a list of players at all, but simply a list of a few observations on what worked for the Packers and what did not.     James Jones as Usual: Jones stepped in without missing so much as a beat...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Packers Have a Good Problem at Cornerback

The Green Bay Packers have a talented crop of young cornerbacks. What the rotation will look like when the season starts is about as murky as the Mississippi River.Elder statesman, Sam Shields, will be asked to lead this young group. Shields will be starting and be asked to lockdown the team’s number one receivers. Who will be starting opposite Shields when the season starts is...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers position preview: Defensive backs

It is no secret.  The NFL has become a passing league over the past few years.  With more reliance on the passing game, teams are now trying to beef up the back end of their defense in the secondary.  The strategy has worked perfectly for the Seattle Seahawks and their “Legion of Boom.”  Although the Green Bay Packers do not have a hard hitting secondary, they have plenty...
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Insights from Preseason Game #1: Packers vs Patriots

Now that the dust has settled a bit from Thursday evening's first Packers preseason game against the New England Deflators, er, sorry...Patriots (a-hem)...what did we see?A few observations of note...or decide: Undrafted DB LaDarius Gunter displayed the kind of performance we heard about early in training camp: he seems to make plays...of the interception kind, to be exact...
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August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Secondary Belongs to Sam Shields Now

After the Green Bay Packers parted ways with eight-year veteran Tramon Williams during the offseason, Sam Shields became the undisputed number one cornerback on the team. Now, the relatively soft-spoken Shields not only finds himself at the top of the depth chart, he is also one of the key defensive leaders and is tied with Morgan Burnett as the most experienced player in the Green...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Shields takes Ladarius Gunter under his wing

Green Bay Packers cornerbacks Sam Shields and Ladarius Gunter have something unique in common, even though the former is a surefire starter and the latter is fighting for a spot on the roster.Shields and Gunter both went undrafted out of Miami.This common bond has sparked Shields' interest in Gunter, who has seen quality reps during training camp practices with second-round rookie...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Shields to Lead Young Stable of Green Bay Packers Cornerbacks

SEATTLE, WA – JANUARY 18: Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after a second quarter interception in the endzone against the Seattle Seahawks during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Led by veteran corner Sam Shields, the Green Bay Packers secondary looks to regain...
Via The Sports Journal
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Pressure is on CB Sam Shields as he steps into spotlight after departures in secondary

Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields time to shine is now as departures in the 2015 offseason pushed him up to the No. 1 corner position and straight into the spotlight. The defensive coaching staff is working to find the right fit in the backfield where Shields can be most effective, but one thing is for sure, all eyes will be on him. “I expect a lot from him,” cornerbacks...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers CB coach thinks Sam Shields can be one of NFL's best

Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields is on the rise. Originally an undrafted rookie, Shields has since become a starter and earned a four-year, $39 million contract to stay with the team through the 2017 season.While Shields has been a rising presence within the Packers organization for a few years now, his name hasn't garnered much national recognition yet. Cornerbacks coach...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers top 5 training camp battles: Cornerback

The Green Bay Packers went into the 2015 off-season with a couple of questions at cornerback: Were they going to be able to keep Tramon Williams and Davon House? If not, were they going to be able to replace them? The answer to the first question was “no” and the answer to the second still remains to be seen. They return three good talents at cornerback with Sam Shields, Casey...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

CB Sam Shields eager to fill void in Green Bay Packers secondary

Cornerback Sam Shields, a former undrafted rookie, is in line for a new role with the Green Bay Packers this season. Tramon Williams signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent this spring, so it's time for Shields to step up as the leader of the secondary."Somebody's got to fill that spot," Shields told Ryan Wood of Press-Gazette Media. "...[H]ey, I'm the oldest of the group...
Via Fox Sports
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

CB Sam Shields taking over as leader in Packers' secondary

Green Bay Packers Sam Shields is now the oldest member of the defensive secondary and will slide into the No. 1 cornerback position after free agent defections left the spot open. "Somebody's got to fill that spot," Shields said, via Packers News. "Hey, I'm the oldest of the group. So that's what they want me to do, just take that role. That's what I'm trying to do," Shield...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Have Surprise Contender for CB Roster Spot

The Green Bay Packers have seventeen undrafted free agents competing for spots on the team’s 53-man roster. Some of those rookies have a better chance of making the team because of positional need, such as linebackers Tavarus Dantzler and James Vaughters.Another undrafted player who hopes to earn a spot on the team is cornerback Ladarius Gunter. After losing both Tramon Williams...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Notebook: The Price Is Usually Right

General manager Ted Thompson’s uncanny ability to place a proper monetary value on a player is why Green Bay’s salary cap is in such terrific shape. In fact, you can make a strong argument that corner Sam Shields is the only vastly overpaid player on the roster. At $9.7 million a year, Shields is behind only Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson when it...
Via Packers Notes
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers players missing Tramon Williams, Davon House

The Green Bay Packers’ secondary has changed now that Tramon Williams has left for Cleveland and Davon House signed with Jacksonville. “The guys that were here that left, we’re going to miss those guys, just the brotherhood that we had with those men,” Morgan Burnett said this week at the start of the offseason program, per “But that’s what the NFL’s about...
Via Sports-Glory
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Packers Position Preview: CB

Last season the Green Bay Packers had the deepest CB corps in the NFL.  Sam Shields, Tramon Williams, and Davon House were all capable of starting outside.  Casey Hayward was the best slot corner in the league and Micah Hyde effectively bounced between safety and slot corner.  Jarrett Bush was a special teamer with experience in the dime and Demetri Goodson was the up and coming...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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