Getting to know Packers Undrafted Free Agents Mike Pennel and Jayrone Elliott

The Packers discovered undrafted rookie free agent Sam Shields in 2010, bringing the receiver-turned-cornerback into training camp and watching him play a key role in their Super Bowl run. He kept right on developing and is now a player the Packers deemed worthy of a $39 million contract. Packers general manager Ted Thompson has had […]

Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

As training camp approaches, I feel really good about the Packers cornerbacks this season. It’s a deep group, and the depth includes a nice mix of players. There are proven players (Tramon Williams), good players still on the upswing (Sam Shields) and talented players who have yet to establish themselves, but have still achieved some […]

Don’t Forget About Safety Sean Richardson

No one will argue that the safety position was a major deficiency for the Green Bay Packers during the 2013-14 season. They didn’t generate a single interception and they frequently looked lost in coverage. Now, as we enter the 2014-15 campaign, it’s poised to be a position of strength. For starters, gone is M.D. Jennings, […]

Xs and Os: The Three-Deep Zone Defense (Cover 3)

Continuing with our series of defensive coverage shells, this week we’ll take a closer look at the three-deep zone defense, which is more commonly known as the cover 3. Previously, we looked at the cover 1 and cover 2 defenses. Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers predominantly prefers the single-high safety look, but he […]

How much Playing Time will Packers CB Micah Hyde get in 2014?

If you can somehow block out his dropped pick-six that would have beaten the 49ers in the playoff, Packers defensive back Micah Hyde exceeded expectations in his rookie season. So we should all prepare for Hyde to take the next step and be even better in 2014, right? Not so fast. I know we’re a […]