Packers' Williams expects to be back 100 percent

Jun 5, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Sunherald.com

Tramon Williams is no bodybuilder. But he is the Green Bay Packers' No. 1 cornerback, a pro athlete with a shredded physique.

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Jeremy

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Jun 5, 2012
 
Great in depth article. I didnt realize Tramon was THAT badly injured all year, but to keep on playing sure shows his toughness. I do believe the bad defense was somewhat of a fluke last year also. Tramon coming back healthy will be a major key to shutting down #1 wide outs,considering they now face Marshall twice this year, which was a major problem for Pack D. This defense was too dominate a couple years ago to have fallen off that badly. I expect with the additions that Green Bay has added on D, they will regain some of that dominance again as the year progresses which will make them nearly unbeatable again.
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I agree.Moving Mathews to the other side and replace his old spot with Perry,throw in Worthy on the dline and if Casey Hayward can click and we can move Woodson to Safety,the defense will be much better.
covering Brandon Marshall may be a bit easier then we think,IF we can develop and create that passrush we had in 10 and lost last year and Cutler takes hits and sack because as far as i can tell Chicago hasnt really imporved their Offensive line that i know of.Pakluv1/packerhacker/tbbear s fan ect ( our resident Bears fan) would be able to tell us better about the Bears oline ect but its looking better.
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Jun 6, 2012
 
Green Bay now has 12 D lineman on the squad, that alone is much improvement. I like the depth that has been created on Defense, which will make for good strong competition, and provide healthy bodies all year. The D line was clearly the weak spot last year and Green Bay addressed it.
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12 D linemen on a defense that runs the 3-4,so chances are they will be in better shape for sure.
WR is most interesting to me.
How many do you keep? 5 maybe 6,,they have close to 9 or 10
Jennings
Nelson
Cobb
are locks
Driver,you would think is as close to lock as you can get.
James Jones,seem will make it,big upside and low cost ( salary)
so after those 5
Tori Gurley.D.Borel and Shakey Smithson and 2 prob get cut ( barring any injuries) and both cut will find jobs somewhere and can start for more then a few teams,so who do you keep? Gurley is my pick,but,shakey Smithson is faster then shit,so do you keep an extra WR so no one else p/u Smithson?
Keep 4 TE instead of 5?
Finley,Williams,Ryan Taylor,Tom Crabtree/Andrew Quarrless
Maybe unload Finley since he drops way to many passes and makes big bucks and we can use the cash to sign Rodgers,Raji or Mathews Long term besides,we won a SB w/o Finley and Williams is an up and coming TE.
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Jun 6, 2012
 
I think you keep as many weapons for Rodgers as possible(although a proven LT would be nice). This is a pass first league now, you can never have enough receivers in this offense. Remember Collins may never return, Woodson isnt getting any younger, this is Drivers last year imo, Pickett maybe done next year if Worthy and some other guys pick up the slack, so there will be money to go around, plus their comfortably under the cap. This is why you build teams through the draft, not free agency. I believe TT has set this team up for many years with this last defensive minded draft. The Stars will get signed and TT will shuffle around 2nd and 3rd tier players. The Packers front office right now is second to none in the NFL imo, and they just extended contracts to front office personnel that are responsible for this teams overall depth and talent.
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I expect alot more of Ted staff being signed by other teams,but, Ted like picks in the mid and late rounds have a good habit of finding talent on the field or in the office.
I do agree but you would have to keep 7WR then if you want all the weapons.Id still like to keep Pickett ( even if Worthy proves "Worthy" of his roster spot)( sorry very sad play on words there) OK so even if Worthy Earns his starting spot..hows that? I would like to see someone else besides Worthy to step up.may it be Lawrence Guy or someone else before Pickett leaves.

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The Packers are a declining team.Lets face it Rodgers is the team.The Packers were somewhat like the Patriots were when Randy Moss was in his glory.But those years are over and its hard to get that chemistry back.Donald Driver is about done and Charles Woodson is close to the end.I expect the Packers will win less games this year than last and so on till they get to the bottom and then theyll have to rebuild.The Bears face the same fate.The Vikings are on the rise but I expect it may take another year before were at the top.
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Bleeds Purple wrote:
The Packers are a declining team.Lets face it Rodgers is the team.The Packers were somewhat like the Patriots were when Randy Moss was in his glory.But those years are over and its hard to get that chemistry back.Donald Driver is about done and Charles Woodson is close to the end.I expect the Packers will win less games this year than last and so on till they get to the bottom and then theyll have to rebuild.The Bears face the same fate.The Vikings are on the rise but I expect it may take another year before were at the top.
First, make up your mind. Is Rodgers the team? Because he is still relatively young. And since the Packers won 15 games last year, it's a safe bet that the Packers win fewer games. However, if you don't want to risk your money, take the sure bet like I'm doing. I'm betting the Vikings win less games than the Packers won last year. That is money in the bank baby!

BTW how many years will that Viking rebuilding program take? Are they bottomed out yet? Or are they still on the decline?

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GBPfan wrote:
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First, make up your mind. Is Rodgers the team? Because he is still relatively young. And since the Packers won 15 games last year, it's a safe bet that the Packers win fewer games. However, if you don't want to risk your money, take the sure bet like I'm doing. I'm betting the Vikings win less games than the Packers won last year. That is money in the bank baby!
BTW how many years will that Viking rebuilding program take? Are they bottomed out yet? Or are they still on the decline?
Without Rodgers the Packers are only an average team.Rodgers may have many years..maybe not..Favre was good into his late thirties but Mcnabb was shot at 33.Youve lost youre offensive coordinator,you have one of the worst defenses.Aside from youre offense i just dont see anything that stands out aside from Clay Matthews,you dont have the greatest offensive line or defensive line or secondary,and you have zero depth at quarterback.I expect the Packers will probably win the division this year but after that I dont know and the superbowl will be along way off.I know all the analysts always give the Packers an A on their draft but they also said the Eagles were the dream team last year.As far as the Vikings were allot better than you think.Our defensive line is intact and we have one of the better running back duos as well as one of the best backup quarterbacks.Our oline should be much improved and we actually have some recievers and tight ends,however our secondary is young and pretty much all new so we'll see how that goes.
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Bleeds Purple wrote:
<quoted text>Without Rodgers the Packers are only an average team.Rodgers may have many years..maybe not..Favre was good into his late thirties but Mcnabb was shot at 33.Youve lost youre offensive coordinator,you have one of the worst defenses.Aside from youre offense i just dont see anything that stands out aside from Clay Matthews,you dont have the greatest offensive line or defensive line or secondary,and you have zero depth at quarterback.I expect the Packers will probably win the division this year but after that I dont know and the superbowl will be along way off.I know all the analysts always give the Packers an A on their draft but they also said the Eagles were the dream team last year.As far as the Vikings were allot better than you think.Our defensive line is intact and we have one of the better running back duos as well as one of the best backup quarterbacks.Our oline should be much improved and we actually have some recievers and tight ends,however our secondary is young and pretty much all new so we'll see how that goes.
With everybody on the Viking team they are waaaaaay below average! And it certainly is impossible to say exactly when the Packers will win another NFL Championship, but since the Packers are 13 time world champs, we aren't desperate. You know about deperate, don't you?!
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Bleeds Purple wrote:
The Packers are a declining team.Lets face it Rodgers is the team.The Packers were somewhat like the Patriots were when Randy Moss was in his glory.But those years are over and its hard to get that chemistry back.Donald Driver is about done and Charles Woodson is close to the end.I expect the Packers will win less games this year than last and so on till they get to the bottom and then theyll have to rebuild.The Bears face the same fate.The Vikings are on the rise but I expect it may take another year before were at the top.
Let's see, outside of Rogers, who is coming off a league-MVP year with a record-breaking passer rating, the Packers have a depth of receivers that is unequalled in the NFL, and a couple of the best defensive players (Matthews, Raji) in the league. Oh, and at the end of the season when Rogers sat out a game, the rest of the team only set a bunch of team records on offense (proving that "Rogers is the team"?!) True, they lost Wells at center, but picked up no less than Peyton Manning's long-time center on a 2-year contract, to give them time to groom a long-term replacement. Driver is leaving? Well, any team can afford to lose a receiver who is now #5 on the depth chart.

True, the defense had weaknesses, finishing last in the league in yards given up, but some of that was due to injuries which no longer apply, and aggressive defense-heavy drafting has given competition and depth that should fix the problem, putting the Pack back close to their fifth-place defensive ranking of year-before-last. In fact, they still ranked high last year in turnovers forced, and in limiting scores against them (red zone stoppage).

The Pack went 15-1 last year, and won the Superbowl the year before. Statistically, the Packers are the second-youngest team in the NFL. They have such depth in some areas that they'll be cutting guys from their roster before the season begins, who will be snapped up as starters by other teams. For a draft-and-develop team, to be that young, and that good, with that much depth, is a dream made true.

This is a team in decline? You'd have to be a real football ignoramus to believe that; it looks more like the beginnings of a dynasty. Oh, wait a second...this news came from a Vikings fan, didn't it? Enough said. Yes, the Vikings will get better, at some point. It'll be hard for them not to...
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This is a team in decline? You'd have to be a real football ignoramus to believe that; it looks more like the beginnings of a dynasty. Oh, wait a second...this news came from a Vikings fan, didn't it? Enough said. Yes, the Vikings will get better, at some point. It'll be hard for them not to...
Lee, you have to understand Viking fans. After 50 years of nothing but failure and futility, they have given up on hoping for success for their own team. Viking fans have been reduced to wishing for others to join them in their despair and misery. As the old adage goes: Misery loves company. Viking fans are proof that the adage is true. He can't see the Vikings doing anything, so he hopes the Packers won't either. Let him hope - it will be that much sweeter when his hopes are dashed (once again) when the Packers win.

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Let's see, outside of Rogers, who is coming off a league-MVP year with a record-breaking passer rating, the Packers have a depth of receivers that is unequalled in the NFL, and a couple of the best defensive players (Matthews, Raji) in the league. Oh, and at the end of the season when Rogers sat out a game, the rest of the team only set a bunch of team records on offense (proving that "Rogers is the team"?!) True, they lost Wells at center, but picked up no less than Peyton Manning's long-time center on a 2-year contract, to give them time to groom a long-term replacement. Driver is leaving? Well, any team can afford to lose a receiver who is now #5 on the depth chart.
True, the defense had weaknesses, finishing last in the league in yards given up, but some of that was due to injuries which no longer apply, and aggressive defense-heavy drafting has given competition and depth that should fix the problem, putting the Pack back close to their fifth-place defensive ranking of year-before-last. In fact, they still ranked high last year in turnovers forced, and in limiting scores against them (red zone stoppage).
The Pack went 15-1 last year, and won the Superbowl the year before. Statistically, the Packers are the second-youngest team in the NFL. They have such depth in some areas that they'll be cutting guys from their roster before the season begins, who will be snapped up as starters by other teams. For a draft-and-develop team, to be that young, and that good, with that much depth, is a dream made true.
This is a team in decline? You'd have to be a real football ignoramus to believe that; it looks more like the beginnings of a dynasty. Oh, wait a second...this news came from a Vikings fan, didn't it? Enough said. Yes, the Vikings will get better, at some point. It'll be hard for them not to...
Well the Vikings were 13-3 3 years ago.That doesnt mean anything today.The Vikings will give the Packers a run for their money.I just dont think the Packers will be able to keep that top spot for more than one more year.The Lions and the Bears arent half bad either although the Bears are aging.Also Flynn is gone and Saturday is old.Philbin is gone to.
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<quoted text>Well the Vikings were 13-3 3 years ago.That doesnt mean anything today.The Vikings will give the Packers a run for their money.I just dont think the Packers will be able to keep that top spot for more than one more year.The Lions and the Bears arent half bad either although the Bears are aging.Also Flynn is gone and Saturday is old.Philbin is gone to.
Some interesting comments BP. I wouldn't mind your full analysis on how the 3-13 Vikings are going to give the 15-1 Packers ‘a run for their money'.

You can read any article from ESPN about the Packers not having a backup QB, but I am more concerned with an entire team with a lot of depth at all positions not just one we choose to pick on. What team can win the Super Bowl with a backup QB? Name one.
The thing is the Packers have Rodgers, arguably the best QB right now. Until the time comes when they do not have him all the other teams in the NFC North are an afterthought, a wild card if you will.

The Vikings have proven nothing at all and went 3-13. If they go 8-8 it will be a HUGE success. If the Packers go 8-8 it will be a travesty of epic proportions. If the Vikings can make the playoffs in the next 3 years I will surprised. The Packers are built for the long hall and fully expected to contend for the NFL Championship for the next few years at least.

Any fool can say ‘All the Packers have is Aaron Rodgers’, OK then they can keep telling themselves that, that is just fine.

But just finish this next sentence and see if you can do better than ‘Aaron Rodgers’ for an answer…

‘All the Vikings have is ????’
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Let's see, outside of Rogers, who is coming off a league-MVP year with a record-breaking passer rating, the Packers have a depth of receivers that is unequalled in the NFL, and a couple of the best defensive players (Matthews, Raji) in the league. Oh, and at the end of the season when Rogers sat out a game, the rest of the team only set a bunch of team records on offense (proving that "Rogers is the team"?!) True, they lost Wells at center, but picked up no less than Peyton Manning's long-time center on a 2-year contract, to give them time to groom a long-term replacement. Driver is leaving? Well, any team can afford to lose a receiver who is now #5 on the depth chart.
True, the defense had weaknesses, finishing last in the league in yards given up, but some of that was due to injuries which no longer apply, and aggressive defense-heavy drafting has given competition and depth that should fix the problem, putting the Pack back close to their fifth-place defensive ranking of year-before-last. In fact, they still ranked high last year in turnovers forced, and in limiting scores against them (red zone stoppage).
The Pack went 15-1 last year, and won the Superbowl the year before. Statistically, the Packers are the second-youngest team in the NFL. They have such depth in some areas that they'll be cutting guys from their roster before the season begins, who will be snapped up as starters by other teams. For a draft-and-develop team, to be that young, and that good, with that much depth, is a dream made true.
This is a team in decline? You'd have to be a real football ignoramus to believe that; it looks more like the beginnings of a dynasty. Oh, wait a second...this news came from a Vikings fan, didn't it? Enough said. Yes, the Vikings will get better, at some point. It'll be hard for them not to...
Well put!

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‘All the Vikings have is ????’
A 50 year history of failure!

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Some interesting comments BP. I wouldn't mind your full analysis on how the 3-13 Vikings are going to give the 15-1 Packers ‘a run for their money'.
You can read any article from ESPN about the Packers not having a backup QB, but I am more concerned with an entire team with a lot of depth at all positions not just one we choose to pick on. What team can win the Super Bowl with a backup QB? Name one.
The thing is the Packers have Rodgers, arguably the best QB right now. Until the time comes when they do not have him all the other teams in the NFC North are an afterthought, a wild card if you will.
The Vikings have proven nothing at all and went 3-13. If they go 8-8 it will be a HUGE success. If the Packers go 8-8 it will be a travesty of epic proportions. If the Vikings can make the playoffs in the next 3 years I will surprised. The Packers are built for the long hall and fully expected to contend for the NFL Championship for the next few years at least.
Any fool can say ‘All the Packers have is Aaron Rodgers’, OK then they can keep telling themselves that, that is just fine.
But just finish this next sentence and see if you can do better than ‘Aaron Rodgers’ for an answer…
‘All the Vikings have is ????’
I wouldnt be surprised at all if the Vikes made the playoffs this year.3-13 was painful but at the same time we gained some experience.Were allot younger and allot faster than we were.The gap is closing.Who do you have thats better than Jared Allen or Peterson?22 sacks.LOL.The Pack has to face Jared Allen and Brian Robison,Peppers and Urlacher and Suh And Farley.I hope youre oline holds up.LOL
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<quoted text>I wouldnt be surprised at all if the Vikes made the playoffs this year.
You are the only one. lol

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I agree.Moving Mathews to the other side and replace his old spot with Perry,throw in Worthy on the dline and if Casey Hayward can click and we can move Woodson to Safety,the defense will be much better.
covering Brandon Marshall may be a bit easier then we think,IF we can develop and create that passrush we had in 10 and lost last year and Cutler takes hits and sack because as far as i can tell Chicago hasnt really imporved their Offensive line that i know of.Pakluv1/packerhacker/tbbear s fan ect ( our resident Bears fan) would be able to tell us better about the Bears oline ect but its looking better.
Hey Eric Brandon Marshall will be easy to cover? LOL Did the pack find a back-up QB or a running back yet?
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I would rather be without an elite RB or an elite 'back up' QB then not have an oline.

Even Cuntler does not believe in his Oline.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d829b16e...

The Bears will need at least 5 back up QBs this year.

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