With football season quickly approaching and only 15 days left until camp, Tyler Dunne from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online joined the Mike Heller show to discuss Tramon Williams, the run game, and more.
Dunne on importance of Tramon Williams:
There are a lot of other things going on in that secondary. I think first and foremost it’s all about Tramon Williams. Can he get back to being that player he was before the shoulder injury? There’s some very severe nerve damage in that shoulder. It’s taken a long time to regenerate. He says he’s himself, he’s 100 percent, and he’s doing what he wants to do. They need him to be a shutdown corner-that guy that just takes on receivers week in and
week out. Look in their own division-they have Brandon Marshall, Calvin Johnson, and now Greg Jennings. That’s six games right there so they need Tramon Williams at his best like he was in 2010.
Dunne on the Packers being One-Dimensional:
You look at that team last year and they wanted to run the ball. I feel like the commitment was there from Mike McCarthy. They tried. They had different running backs week in and week out. It just wasn’t that effective at all. They just couldn’t get teams out of that two deep shell look. Teams were sitting back with safeties, sitting back with multiple guys in coverage, and Green Bay just could not pose a threat with the run. It’s more of an issue of personnel, not having a running back that really puts fear into defenses. Is that guy on the roster? Maybe…there are a lot of different guys there, but they need somebody to step up.
Dunne on the offensive line switch:
It’s a big change. They did it early on. That’s something Aaron Rodgers made a point to say. He thinks it benefits the Packers. They made the change early, day one of OTAs. They’re not doing too much experimenting during camp like they have in the past, with some players on the line. Everybody has time to get comfortable at the new positions, but we’ll just have to wait and see.