Packers, Tramon Williams welcome test of new starting cornerback : Packers Insider

Packers, Tramon Williams welcome test of new starting cornerback

December 11, 2009 by  
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Dec 12, 2009
By Rob Demovsky, Green Bay Press-Gazette

During the 2004 season, the Green Bay Packers made penalty-prone cornerback Ahmad Carroll wear boxing gloves to practice in an effort to break him of his penchant for grabbing receivers.

The Packers never considered using any props with Tramon Williams this week, not even after he was penalized three times for pass interference in Monday’s win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Packers coaches have plenty of confidence in starting cornerback Tramon Williams, shown intercepting a pass intended for the Detroit Lions' Dennis Northcutt last month

Packers coaches have plenty of confidence in starting cornerback Tramon Williams, shown intercepting a pass intended for the Detroit Lions' Dennis Northcutt last month

Williams is no Ahmad Carroll, the former first-round draft pick who was cut halfway through his third season with the Packers. Williams, an undrafted free agent who came up through the practice squad in 2006 in part because the Packers gave up on Carroll that season, doesn’t have the same problems, according to his coaches.

Unlike Carroll, who had to use his hands to make up for getting smoked by receivers, Williams’ technique — even against the Ravens — was nearly flawless even on the pass interference penalties, which came on deep balls and totaled 106 yards. The Packers say they have no concern about their starting right cornerback going into Sunday’s game at Chicago.

“I hope they go after Tramon Williams,” Packers coach Mike |McCarthy said on Friday.

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