Sam Shields says Calvin Johnson ‘can be stopped’

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports Come this Sunday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers are going to have a good first read on where they stand in the NFC North when they take on the explosive Detroit Lions in a Week 3 showdown at Ford Field at 1 PM EST. The Packers needed to overcome an 18 point deficit vs. the New York Jets last weekend just to make it to 1-1, however, with a win against...
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Green Bay Packers: Five keys to defeating the Lions in week three

This Sunday, the Green Bay Packers (1-1) will travel to take on the Detroit Lions (1-1) at Ford Field.  The game is scheduled to kickoff at noon CT, with television coverage on FOX.  The Packers are coming off of a 31-24 comeback win against the New York Jets, while the Lions coming off of a 24-7 defeat at the hands of the Carolina Panthers.  Here are five keys for the Packers...
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Packers' corners gear up for Lions' Calvin Johnson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Sam Shields, Tramon Williams and the Green Bay Packers secondary are bracing for another go-around with Detroit's Calvin Johnson. The Lions' star receiver has 71 catches for 12 touchdowns and more than 1,100 yards in 12 games against the Packers. Still, Green Bay is 10-2 against Detroit when Johnson is playing. The next meeting between the NFC North...
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Packers cornerback Sam Shields wants to play at higher level

This one play defined Sam Shields' 2013 season and, really, his career. He was beat. The goat. Wide receiver Miles Austin had a step on the Green Bay Packers cornerback with nothing but green acreage and a key NFC win ahead. Shields closed, picked off Tony Romo and the Packers completed the comeback. So it begs a financial question: If Shields does surrender that touchdown...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Secondary seeks to redeem itself after awful season

Just because a player is paid the big bucks or drafted in the first round doesn't mean that player will do the job. The Green Bay Packers are betting that cornerback Sam Shields, on whom they lavished a $12.5 million signing bonus in March, won't backslide as safety Morgan Burnett did shortly after being handed an $8.25 million signing bonus last July. At the same time...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers CB Sam Shields ranked top-20 in the NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 in 2014: The cornerbacks on the brink of breaking in

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Packers No. 12: Sam Shields

  Green Bay Packers beat writer Paul Imig will be analyzing the 25 most important players to the Packers' success in the 2014 season. Check back each weekday to see the latest player on the list. You can find the entire list here. NOTE: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players, but rather it's a list of which players mean the most to how Green Bay will fare this...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

From the Benches: Packers Underwear Olympics Underway

The boys are back and better than ever with a brand new show and new topics. They begin the show by discussing some news about Sam Shields, players that have shined at OTA’s, and Jordy Nelson’s comments about a contract extension. Following their news brief the guys give their opinion on if they are worried about some Packers players that are still not practicing before going...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Big contract in hand, Shields ready to be 'core player' for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Sam Shields has accomplished a lot in his four-year NFL career, and it's hardly been through the traditional route. The most recent item added to Shields' resume is being viewed -- and paid -- as a core player with the Green Bay Packers. That distinction as a "core player" came from head coach Mike McCarthy after Tuesday's offseason practice...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Were Expected To Move Fast To Sign CB Sam Shields Had He Not Re-Upped With Packers

  Packers CB Sam Shields spoke to the media for the first time on Tuesday since he signed his new contract extension. Interestingly enough, Shields mentioned that he was set to board a flight to Cleveland right before free agency kicked off back in March. Shied’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, had been in contact with the Browns during the designated negotiating period right before...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Intriguing Packers UDFAs: Present and Future

Lonnie Ballentine, S Memphis As those who have posted with me for years know, the underdog UDFAs are the players I pull for more then any other. Of course you want that high draft pick to make an impact but seeing these last round and UDFA’s types make the practice squad, or the 53 man roster, you got to pull for them. Y ou will see them giving it all up to make the team. You see...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Xs and Os: Phases of Man-to-Man Coverage

Cornerback Sam Shields excels at man-to-man coverage. Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers became famous while implementing the zone blitz defense. However, while in Green Bay, he has let his talented cornerbacks, mainly Tramon Williams and Sam Shields, play a lot of man-to-man coverage. This article looks at some of the basics of man-to-man pass coverage. While it’s...
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Packers target a top 10 cornerback in May’s draft?

Ted Thompson’s first highlight move of free agency was to re-sign whom many said was the most important piece for the Packers to make a deal with: Sam Shields. The deal came just days after reports came out that said the Packers would allow Shields to test free agency. That didn’t happen, a deal got done, and now the Packers have their best cover corner locked down for the next...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: Sam Shields

Sam Shields had a breakout season in 2013 and expectations will be high for him in 2014 after being rewarded handsomely by the Packers with a big contract in the offseason.
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive Back Group a Strength?

When it appeared that Sam Shields was out in Green Bay, the crazy anti-Ted Packer fans were ready to jump off a cliff and take Ted Thompson with them. When the Packers announced that they had re-signed Shields to a four year, $39 million contract, those same fans were outraged and wanted to burn Teddy’s house down. Regardless of how you feel about the Sam Shields deal, the Packers...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers re-sign CB Sam Shields

A lot of cornerbacks have been overpaid this off-season, Aqib Talib (57 million over 6 years), Vontae Davis (39 million over 4 years), and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (35 million over 5 years). However, I’m shocked that Sam Shields was also overpaid (39 million over 4 years) for two reasons. One, the Packers usually do a great job of not overpaying guys in free agency as Ted Thompson...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

How Overpaid Is Sam Shields?

Sam Shields is one happy camper. Ted Thompson likely got done with his top priority this offseason when he resigned cornerback Sam Shields to a 4 year deal worth a total of $32 million.  At the time, reactions were rather mixed; many national writers who don’t cover the Packers specifically probably didn’t know too much about Shields and as a result many were taken aback by...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Shields To Remain In Green Bay

 Photo Credit: Thomas Campbell- US PRESSWIRE Neil Mehta Staff Writer Cornerback Sam Shields has signed 4-year, $39 million contract to remain a Green Bay Packer. The deal includes a $12.5 million signing bonus. Sheilds had a break-out season last year, as he was the Packers’ top cornerback. Shields was only playing for a $2.023 million. Shields was an undrafted free agent in 2010...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Free agency outlook on the eve of the market opening: Green Bay Packers

Free agency is upon us! The Packers have locked up their most important re-signing by giving Sam Shields a four year deal worth $39 million, and now it’s time to fill the voids that the salary cap will allow. With the defense being the priority the Packers will likely be in the works to get at least one talented free agent to come to Titletown, and maybe more. Given that B.J. Raji...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Don't Call it a Comeback

Last week it seemed as though we had seen the last of Sam Shields in a Packers uniform. Packer fans everywhere were calling general manager, Ted Thompson cheap. When news broke yesterday that the Packers were closing in on a new deal with Shields, Packer fans everywhere were likely jumping up and down like little school girls or boys when they find out they get a snow day. When those...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Ink Sam Shields to new deal

Green Bay Packers: Ink Sam Shields to new dealCornerback Sam Shields has emerged as the best corner for the Green Bay Packers over the past few seasons.  Entering this offseason, Shields was an unrestricted free agent, meaning he could sign with any team that offered him a contract.  The good news for Packers fans, Shields decided to stay in Green Bay after signing a four year...
March 09, 2014  |  1 Comment

Packers come to terms with Sam Shields before free agency.

Last week, it appeared Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields was going to hit the open market, as the two could not come to terms on a new contract. Reports now indicate that the Packers have signed Shields to a four-year deal worth $39 million. (Credit: Bleacher Report) The Packers were able to lock up Shields before free agency begins on Tuesday, and his contract will set the...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Shields will return to the Green Bay Packers

Cornerback Sam Shields and the Green Bay Packers have ended the speculation about their future together. On Sunday, it was confirmed by the Associated Press that Shields will not become a free agent after rumors surfaced that stated otherwise. Shields and the Packers agreed to a four-year, $39 million deal with a $12.5 signing bonus. The Packers secondary degenerated into one of...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Imig: Packers wise to re-sign Shields, even at that price

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It came at a higher price tag than most expected, but the Green Bay Packers just couldn't afford to lose Sam Shields. As one of the team's best defensive players on a defense that has plenty of issues to fix, not re-signing Shields would have been a step in the wrong direction. Yes, the safety position was a much bigger problem this past season than cornerback...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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