Green Bay Packers Strike Green & Gold in Week 4

The first and biggest green and gold nugget the Green Bay Packers picked up in Week 4 was a road win against the San Francisco 49ers to improve their record to 4-0. This is the kind of “fast start” the Packers hoped for this season. A fast start can help your chances of winning home field advantage throughout the playoffs if you are considered a playoff contender like the Green...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense Lifts Green Bay Packers to 17-3 Victory over 49ers

The Green Bay Packers improved to 4-0 as the defense held the San Francisco 49ers to just 196 yards in a 17-3 victory on the road. The Packers’ calling card has been its offensive prowess over the last four seasons, but it was largely the defensive effort that allowed Green Bay to remain undefeated in 2015. After being burned by Colin Kaepernick’s arm and legs in the two teams’...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Playing Defense Like It’s 2010

In 2006, Prince partied like it’s 1999. In 2015, the Packers are playing defense like it’s 2010. It’s still very early, and Dom Capers’ guys have hardly gone up against a murderer’s row of QBs, but it’s hard not to be encouraged about what’s happening on that side of the ball. Sunday’s 17-3 victory over San Francisco may have been the defense’s finest performance...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Week 3 Stock Up/Down

Last Sunday the Packers got its long sought revenge on Seattle in a closely fought battle against one of the league’s best defenses. This week the Packers face another stellar defense in the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The 2-0 Packers will be looking to tack on another victory this Monday which they can only do if their players play well. Some players will...
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12 days ago  |  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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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorting Out The Dime

Aside from Morgan Burnett, who hasn’t practiced all week because of a calf injury, there are no questions as to who’ll be starting when the Packers take the field in Chicago on Sunday. But with or without Burnett, there will be plenty of intrigue when the dime package enters the game. Other than Sam Shields at one outside spot, there’s no telling who’ll line up where to...
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29 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...
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...
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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...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Stock Watch: Who Is Rising and Falling in Camp?

With the wrap-up of Monday’s padded practice, the Green Bay Packers are now officially through 4 days of training camp.  While it’s still early, a handful of players have managed to distinguish themselves, some for the better and some for the worse. Rising Ty Montgomery A surprise pick in the 3rd round of this year’s draft, Montgomery was an early front-runner to earn a spot...
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August 03, 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...
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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 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...
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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...
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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...
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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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