In a season where the Green Bay Packers‘ defense has shown signs of improvement, there are still questions in the secondary. The Packers are battling injuries and will have the bye this week to try and get playmakers such as Casey Hayward and Morgan Burnett healthy.
Once Hayward and Burnett return, the secondary will be very tough. However, it takes more than two guys. This season, Sam Shields has stepped up and played well. But as any Packer fan knows, there is still one guy out there that seems to be invisible. This player is Tramon Williams.
Williams has been very good for the Packers over the past few seasons and really exploded onto the scene during the Super Bowl run in 2010. Williams had six interceptions during the regular season and had a huge interception in the NFC Divisional game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Last season, Williams only had two interceptions and seemed to decline. So far this season, the same seems to be happening.
Williams is an explosive defensive back who can defend any team’s best wide out. However, Shields seems to be getting a majority of assignments against No. 1 wide outs this season. If Williams can get back to form and become the defensive back that he was in 2010, there is no doubt this secondary can create more turnovers and become what they were during their Super Bowl run.
Week 5 will show me a lot about Williams and this secondary. They will be coming off the bye week and should be rested and ready to go. The Packers will be facing a Detroit Lions team led by Matthew Stafford that has been prone to throwing the ball to the other team. I expect a big game for Williams and hope he can get back to his old ways of helping lead this secondary like I know he truly can!