McCarthy gambles big with Tramon Williams on punt returns : Packers Insider

McCarthy gambles big with Tramon Williams on punt returns

September 7, 2010 by  
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Sept 7, 2010 ~ by Rob Demovsky

~Mike McCarthy’s decision to give the punt return job to Tramon Williams, one of his starting cornerbacks, can mean only one thing: He’s going all in this season.

The Green Bay Packers coach eschewed the conservative route and decided to roll the dice. 

“At this point, I don’t think (anyone) else is coming in here, so I’ll most likely be back there,” Williams said

It’s a gamble because of how thin the roster is at cornerback and how important Williams is to the defense.

Already, the Packers are without long-time starter Al Harris, who is opening the season on the physically unable to perform list because his surgically repaired knee isn’t ready. He’ll miss at least the first six games. Second-year pro Brandon Underwood, the likely No. 3 cornerback in the nickel defense, probably won’t play in Sunday’s regular-season opener at Philadelphia, either. That means rookie Sam Shields, who made the team as an undrafted free agent, could be the number three cornerback in Week 1.

Any further injuries in the secondary could be debilitating.
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