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Green Bay Packers Secondary Belongs to Sam Shields Now

After the Green Bay Packers parted ways with eight-year veteran Tramon Williams during the offseason, Sam Shields became the undisputed number one cornerback on the team. Now, the relatively soft-spoken Shields not only finds himself at the top of the depth chart, he is also one of the key defensive leaders and is tied with Morgan Burnett as the most experienced player in the Green...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Shields: Dez Bryant catch should have counted

  Quickly lost in the DeflateGate furor was all the outrage over Dez Bryant’s overturned catch in the NFC divisional playoff round.   Sam Shields is here to open old wounds. The Green Bay Packers cornerback, who was covering Bryant on the controversial Jan. 11 play, believes the call shouldn’t have been reversed. “It was a catch,” Shields told ESPN this week...
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Injuries to Packers’ defenders not considered serious

Lost amidst the Green Bay Packers thrilling 27-24 come-from-behind victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, was the fact that Aaron Rodgers heroics had masked the loss of three defensive starters, whose injuries left the unit undermanned and outgunned while nearly costing Green Bay the game. Starting inside linebacker Jamari Lattimore was lost early due to a neck stinger, and his...
Via Sports-Glory
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Five keys to defeating the Lions in week three

This Sunday, the Green Bay Packers (1-1) will travel to take on the Detroit Lions (1-1) at Ford Field.  The game is scheduled to kickoff at noon CT, with television coverage on FOX.  The Packers are coming off of a 31-24 comeback win against the New York Jets, while the Lions coming off of a 24-7 defeat at the hands of the Carolina Panthers.  Here are five keys for the Packers...
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers CB Sam Shields ranked top-20 in the NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
Via cover32 - Packers
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Packers No. 12: Sam Shields

  Green Bay Packers beat writer Paul Imig will be analyzing the 25 most important players to the Packers' success in the 2014 season. Check back each weekday to see the latest player on the list. You can find the entire list here. NOTE: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players, but rather it's a list of which players mean the most to how Green Bay will fare this year. Criteria...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Big contract in hand, Shields ready to be 'core player' for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Sam Shields has accomplished a lot in his four-year NFL career, and it's hardly been through the traditional route. The most recent item added to Shields' resume is being viewed -- and paid -- as a core player with the Green Bay Packers. That distinction as a "core player" came from head coach Mike McCarthy after Tuesday's offseason practice, and it's one that...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How Overpaid Is Sam Shields?

Sam Shields is one happy camper. Ted Thompson likely got done with his top priority this offseason when he resigned cornerback Sam Shields to a 4 year deal worth a total of $32 million.  At the time, reactions were rather mixed; many national writers who don’t cover the Packers specifically probably didn’t know too much about Shields and as a result many were taken aback by...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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