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 […]

Packers 43, Falcons 37: Game Balls and Lame Calls

Raise your hand if you predicted the Green Bay Packers would be beating the Atlanta Falcons 31-7 at half and only win by six points? Hands down, liars. That’s exactly what happened. A stellar first half gave way to a near-disastrous second half as Green Bay barely hung on to beat the Falcons 43-37. The […]

Game Balls and Lame Calls: Packers 55, Bears 14

After watching last night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, one phrase comes to mind: a beautiful disaster. Packers 55, Bears 14. It’s always nice when your team blows out the opponent but when it’s a bitter rival like the Bears, a 41-point margin of victory is just that much sweeter. […]

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 […]