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August 17, 2005

Who Wanted This One More?

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August 15, 2005

D Backs Hawkins and Freeman Manning Up

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December 9, 2004

Ahmad Carroll Doing His Job

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December 2, 2004

Hannibal Navies

While most football analysts would consider the Packer's secondary as their most glaring defensive weakness, some might argue that their greatest weakness is in their linebacking core. I personally would not describe the Packers' linebackers as weak overall, but would have to consent the fact that the left outside linebacker, Hannibal Navies, is a serious liability to the Packer's defensive performance...

Navies, while starting nine games this season, hasn't managed to collect even half as many tackles as his fellow starting linebackers Na'il Diggs and Nick Barnett. His lack of speed and acceleration make it difficult for him to be active in stopping the run, and render him nearly useless in defending the pass. He has been burned for a touchdown on numerous occasions this season, and his coverage has been consistently poor. His awareness of where the ball is on the field, and where it is likely to be going is sub-par. For example, during a game against the Vikings this season, Navies managed to maintain tight coverage on Jermaine Wiggins on a flag route towards the end zone. Wiggins had no more than two feet of separation from Hannibal, and still managed to pull the ball in for a touchdown. What makes this particular play so embarassing for Navies is that the ball flew directly over his head into the reciever's hands. He never turned his head to see where the ball was going, and didn't have the awareness to recognize the incoming pass. In any type of coverage, it is important to pay attention to the body language of the reciever in order to gauge the progress of the play. Navies should have seen the reciever go up for the ball and reacted by at least putting his hands up, since a wrap-up tackle is useless when its in the end zone. While the Packers have very little room under the salary cap to pick up a new OLB, I believe that a first or second round draft pick should be assigned to this linebacking position.

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November 30, 2004

Javon Walker

Brett Favre's third year slot reciever is having a breakout season thus far. Walker, after having two mediocre seasons as an NFL wide reciever, seems no longer content to accept average stats and performance. In addition to being among the league leaders in yards and receptions (third and thirteenth respectively), Javon has pulled in nine touchdown passes in just eleven games...

His ability to catch the ball in traffic is a perfect fit for the Packer's Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, who loves to throw the ball into coverage. With an average of sixteen yards per catch, Walker provides an explosive downfield threat for the already strong Packers offense. His consistent success has forced opposing teams to take note. He has recently been drawing double coverage by the cornerback and a safety, especially when he's streaking downfield. This adjusted coverage allows other facets of the Packer's offense to operate more freely, and thins the defensive coverage. Currently, Walker is on pace to catch about fifteen touchdowns in the regular season, and gain fifteen hundred yards. If he continues on his path of scorching opposing teams' secondaries, he will quickly find himself part of the upper elite of NFL recievers and on the recieving end of a lucrative contract.

Posted by abai0001 at 3:36 PM | individual performances