Last year at this time we were all wondering what the heck happened to the Packers secondary. It seemed that every cornerback took a significant step back in their game and replacement for Nick Collins never surfaced. This past season helped erase many of those concerns, but some players bounced back better than others. Sam Shields played an impressive year, Davon House was solid for his time on the field, and rookie Casey Hayward took the league by storm. The main problem though was Tramon Williams did not return to his 2010 form. Williams had an okay year, but he struggled down the stretch and did not have an impressive playoff performance. Now it seems that Williams has publically admitted that the shoulder injury he suffered in 2011 has still not fully healed. This is a problem and it raises two questions….first, should the Packers move on from Williams and second, if he does stay should he be relieved of his number 1 cornerback duties in 2013?
Many of you remember that in week 2 of 2011 Williams suffered a shoulder injury which caused nerve damage. Although he has admitted that he should have rested the injury and let it heal, he instead decided to play the rest of the 2011 season with the bum shoulder. The injury neutralized his ability to play bump and run and impacted his tackling abilities as well. Flash forward a year we have seen another year of Williams struggling in bump and run coverage and tackling. In his defense, Williams was better than his awful 2011 year, but he was nowhere near his 2010 break out year.
Tramon Williams' Shoulder Still Injured, What Does This Mean For The Packers?
ACME Packing Company | Mar 7