Davon House is having himself a pretty nice season, which is usually the case when guys are in a contract year, as House is this year.
At times, he’s been the Green Bay Packers’ best cornerback. That game at Detroit where he held Calvin Johnson in check comes to mind. And this despite being what the Packers are calling their co-No. 3 cornerback.
Yes, House shares the No. 3 cornerback role with Casey Hayward. At least in name. House has outperformed Hayward this season and has also played more snaps than him.
So naturally, people are wondering if House has a future in Green Bay. House is going to get a decent-sized contract from someone this offseason. Not Sam Shields money, but starter money.
The Packers will probably have to choose between re-signing him and Tramon Williams, who’s also playing at a high level and scheduled to be a free agent.
The thing House has going for him is age. He’s 25. Williams is 31.
That, and House is also dominant.
“In the pass game, House has been close to dominant,” Joe Whitt, the Packers’ cornerbacks coach, said. “In the other aspects of being a complete corner — he still has some work to polish his game up to be a complete, solid, stud corner.”
Sorry, close to dominant.
You could make an argument that Tramon has been the Packers’ best defender, but it seems pretty clear the coaches think House can be a top-tier cornerback.
We’re a long way from this, but that probably means Tramon will be playing ball for another team next season. Probably the Vikings because, well… you know.
That’s where old Packers go to die.
I not only like House, I like our whole group of DBs. Without question the strongest unit in our defense. When we try and stop the run up front it’s pretty discouraging. Maybe we’re missing Raji more than we thought we would.
I love House’s size and his attitude. He’s a good player and I’m glad TT drafted him. Nice to have good depth somewhere we can rely on.
Didn’t he also look like a clown against Chicago?
I like him quite a bit, but damn, I wouldn’t use “dominant” to describe him yet…
House is the obvious replacement for Tramon IF the Packers decide to go that way. I have mixed feelings about it. House is a more physical corner and better tackler, but in coverage, I don’t think he’ll ever be as good as Tramon. And I like having some experience at that position.
IF you can get Tramon at a discounted rate, very possible considering aging players’ recent experience in free agency, I would keep him, and then take my chances on House walking if offered a big contract.
main thing is, puleeeze, pick the guy that gives good service injury free for several years. GB’s run of bad luck injury-wise is overdue for a change!