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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Thompson’s Cornerback Plan Paying Off Early

The transformation of the Green Bay Packers secondary from the 2014 season to this season fully embodies what Ted Thompson is all about as a general manager and how he chooses to run the team. One of the strengths of Green Bay’s defense last season was its ability to run four cornerbacks out at a time who had the ability to plaster their man in coverage. In today’s NFL where...
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14 days ago  |  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...
15 days ago  |  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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15 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Training Camp: Whose Stock is Rising After Week One?

The Green Bay Packers began training camp last week and have another week of practice before preseason games start. The team still has a number of roster spots available to be claimed, ranging from starters to special teams contributors. Some players have taken advantage of the opportunity to step up in practice, while others have struggled to do so after one week.Admittedly, it...
Via Pro Football Spot
26 days ago  |  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...
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27 days ago  |  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...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC executive: Green Bay Packers should be concerned about lack of height at CB

The Green Bay Packers don't have the tallest crop of cornerbacks in the league. In fact, more than half of them are under 6-feet tall. Interesting, since Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel points out that the team has typically avoids shorter corners. In the first and second rounds of this year's draft, the Packers selected two cornerbacks listed at 5-foot-11 on the team's website...
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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

Weekend web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Best & worst case scenarios: Packers rookie defensive linemen In this series we attempt to take a look at what is the very best possible season each Green Bay Packers player is capable of producing in 2015, and on the other ... Packers release CB Blake The Green Bay Packers have released CB Bernard Blake . The transaction was announced Friday by Executive Vice President...
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July 25, 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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Packers can replace Tramon Williams with Quinten Rollins

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports The Green Bay Packers allowed veteran cornerback Tramon Williams to leave this offseason and sign with the Cleveland Browns. The Packers have Sam Shields and Casey Hayward as the two starting cornerbacks in 2015, with Micah Hyde playing the slot corner. But the team needs more quality depth at the position and should add some talent to the...
Via Sports-Glory
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Taking A Step Back Defensively?

The Green Bay Packers have been able to keep its fantastic offensive machine so far this offseason, but the same cannot be said for its defense. The Packers lost cornerbacks Tramon Williams and Davon House, who combined with Sam Shields, Casey Hayward and Micah Hyde were the biggest strength of the Green Bay defense. They also have not added any free agents from another team to help...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Shields 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

1) Introduction: Sam Shields got the big contract to start off the season and this was time for him to show he was worth it.  Would Sam Shields be 6th best cornerback in the league, like his 2014 salary indicated? 2) Profile: Samuel George Shields III Age: 27 Born: December 8, 1987 in Sarasota, FL Height: 5’11” Weight: 184 College: Miami Rookie Year: 2010 NFL Experience...
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Salt in the wound? Packers corner says Dez made catch

Just imagine how life would be for Cowboys fans this week if the team they love so dearly was in the process of preparing to fly to Arizona for the Super Bowl? Of course that presumes that the Cowboys would have beat the Seahawks to win the NFC Championship, but its not that far fetched.At any rate, Packers cornerback Sam Shields said that Dez Bryant made the key 4th down catch that...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Shields on Dez Bryant’s Recalled Catch “It was a Catch”

Sam Shields on Dez Bryant’s Recalled Catch “It was a Catch” Green Bay Packers’ cornerback Sam Shields will be playing at the Pro Bowl this Sunday. He would have met up with Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Dez Bryant had he not bowed out due to a groin injury. Speaking up … The post Sam Shields on Dez Bryant’s Recalled Catch “It was a Catch” appeared first on Fantasy Football Chick.
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Shields: Dez Bryant catch should have counted

  Quickly lost in the DeflateGate furor was all the outrage over Dez Bryant’s overturned catch in the NFC divisional playoff round.   Sam Shields is here to open old wounds. The Green Bay Packers cornerback, who was covering Bryant on the controversial Jan. 11 play, believes the call shouldn’t have been reversed. “It was a catch,” Shields told ESPN this week...
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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