Pre-Draft Weakness Could Now be the Green Bay Packers’ Strength

May 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Coming into the 2010 off-season, the Green Bay Packers secondary looked to be in shambles. The defense had just given up 45 points to the Arizona Cardinals offense in their wild card playoff game, an unexpected end for the league's number two-ranked defense, largely due to their inability to stop the Cardinals passing attack. While the pass rush failed to reach quarterback Kurt Warner all game, beyond that the Packers secondary couldn't cover anyone. They where already without safety Derrick Martin and corner backs Al Harris, Will Blackmon, and Pat Lee; all of whom, had they been healthy, would have been on the field over what the Packers were left with. Then, the unreliable Atari Bigby went down, meaning backup, and predominately a special teams player, Matt Giordano, was forced to enter the game and the secondary had no chance.  
Heading into the draft, both corner back and safety were talked about as areas of need for the Packers. However, the way the board fell, the P...

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