Nobody is Winning the Packers Safety Competition
The Green Bay Packers were looking for either Jerron McMillian or M.D. Jennings to separate themselves and grab a hold of the starting safety job opposite Morgan Burnett.
That hasn’t happened, which probably isn’t a good thing.
While most training camp competitions appear to be coming to an end — except kicker — McMillian and Jennings keep alternating with the No. 1 defense.
That’s a good sign that neither guy has been overly impressive.
“This thing will probably come right down to the end here as far as who ends up being that guy,” safeties coach Darren Perry said. “But both of them are aware of the situation and are aware that both of them are valuable members of this football team. It’s just a matter of who we start out with in our (3-4) Okie package.”
Both guys played over 500 snaps in 2012 and they were both pretty invisible then. This position is starting to look like it’s going to be one of those that’s just plugged by a guy. Like a Charlie Peprah. A warm body.
Don’t look for the guy who isn’t starting to get a ton of snaps this year, either. Last year, McMillian got so many snaps because he was used when the Packers went to their dime package.
That seems unlikely now with all the talent the team has at cornerback. Wouldn’t you rather have a Micah Hyde or Davon House on the field on an obvious passing down than McMillian?
Seems logical. Then again, Dom Capers is running this defense.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.