This whole cornerback thing isn’t playing out like any of us expected. That’s in part because the Green Bay Packers’ supposed No. 1 corner, Davon House, has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.
About the only thing that’s gone according to plan is this. We knew rookie Kevin King would get a shot and he’s gotten one. King will probably end up as a starter on the outside.
Damarious Randall was supposed to be the man in the slot. He was praised effusively all offseason. We haven’t heard much about him in camp. Now he’s out with a concussion after one preseason series.
Quinten Rollins was supposedly outplaying everyone, but we all saw him in the preseason opener. Same heap of garbage as last year. Rollins started that game with King and Randall.
Now, we’ve got second-year undrafted free agent Josh Hawkins getting a shot with the No. 1 defense.
And what about last year’s No. 1 corner, LaDarius Gunter? He was getting torched so badly early in camp, he rapidly fell down the depth chart. Now, the Packers have actually moved him from the outside to the slot.
All of this tells us several things.
- No one is separating themselves.
- The Packers don’t seem to know where some players’ best position is.
- The slot job is wide open.
- Injuries will probably go a long way in determining who lines up where from week to week.
Like I said.
A convoluted mess.