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Jarius Wynn: 2011 Green Bay Packers Evaluation and Report Card

Jarius Wynn

Jarius Wynn

1) Introduction: For a couple games early in the season, it looked like Jarius Wynn had a shot at becoming the next no-name player to become a name player on the Packers roster. Unfortunately, Wynn fizzled out and got stuck in no-name playerville, a city populated by several Packers defensive linemen.

2) Profile:

Jarius Jessereel Wynn

Position: DE
Height: 6-3
Weight: 285 lbs.
AGE: 22

Career Stats:

3) Expectations coming into the season: Pass rusher. Nobody expected Wynn to morph into Reggie White, but as a smallish DE, the Packers needed him to use his quickness to get after the QB. He got after it for a while, but couldn’t sustain his early-season success.

4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: Wynn had two sacks against the Bears in week three and three sacks through the first three games. Some of us were saying, “Cullen Jenkins who?” Unfortunately, Wynn never recorded another sack and the rest of the season was mostly a low-light.

5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: He helped out a lot the first month of the season. But once the QB pressures dried up, he was a liability against the run.

6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: Like the rest of the defensive line, Wynn didn’t contribute much in the playoffs.

Season Report Card:

(D) Level of expectations met during the season
(D+) Contributions to team’s overall success.
(F) Contributions to team during the playoffs

Overall Grade: D

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Adam Czech is a freelance reporter and a Packers fan living in the Twin Cities. Follow Adam on Twitter. Read more of Adam's writing on the Packers here.

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4 Responses to “Jarius Wynn: 2011 Green Bay Packers Evaluation and Report Card”

  1. Ron LC says:

    Adam, looking at individual stats it’s hard to argue the decline of many players. At least based on pre-season expectations. Wynn’s fast start leads me to think maybe there were other factors in the defensive decline from a top rated defense in all categories in 2010 to the worst in terms of yardage in 2011.

    I’m beginning to suspect other factors are at the root of the defensive decline. There was a definete change in the defensive strategy, but there was never an answer to why. This leaves mujch to speculation. Let’s hope the year-end reviews have come up with the answers. Hopefully, the depth of the problems will not carry over to the next year.

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  2. Dan says:

    The 2010 defense fell into a worm hole vortex during the off season and reappeared as cloned impostor’s in 2011.

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