During the preseason it was rookie Micah Hyde who was impressive, while Davon House was the opposite. Now that the regular season is here, it looks like the roles have reversed.
Hyde has gotten plenty of playing time in the Green Bay Packers nickel package and hasn’t done anything with it. In week two, Hyde was supplanted by House in the nickel and made the most of his opportunities.
“We like the way House played from the outside with Tramon, House and Shields out there we feel pretty good about that coverage unit,” Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said. “I think the way he was playing was good. Not to mention he had the sack when he came in. He had a couple passes defensed. We’re always looking to find our best combination of people on the field. We’ll have to see in practice this week how that thing goes.”
House played on the outside in the nickel and the Packers moved Tramon Williams to the slot. That’s usually where Casey Hayward plays, but he’s been out with a hamstring injury.
In addition to making a few plays on defense, House was also solid on special teams. He took home a game ball for his performance there.
“I like our secondary, the way these guys are rallying. We could probably do maybe a cleaner job this week of defining roles and giving these guys a chance to really lock into certain areas,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “Davon House, I thought he played a heck of a game.”
So it looks like House has played himself back into the coaches’ good graces, which means more work in the nickel, at least until Hayward returns.