First we thought cornerback Quinten Rollins could be in danger of being cut. Then we thought he might be in store for a larger role than expected. Now, if you believe his position coach, Joe Whitt, he’s the best cornerback the Green Bay Packers have.
At least so far, this year.
“He’s pretty much outplayed everybody,” Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt said.
“In the offseason, he outplayed everybody. Right now, he’s doing the same thing. So it’s been good.”
We’ll take that with a grain of salt. By now, it’s well documented how poorly Rollins, a 2015 second-round draft pick, played in 2016. We literally didn’t hear a word about the guy until this week.
During the offseason, the Packers were focused on talking up Damarious Randall, another cornerback who was terrible in 2016. Well, he haven’t heard a word about Randall since camp opened, even though he is supposedly the team’s No. 1 slot cornerback.
If we’re to believe the latest talk, it would seem there is a possibility that Rollins could replace Randall in that role. Because how don’t you play the cornerback who’s playing the best?
Or, there’s always the possibility that the coaching staff is just trying to rejuvenate Rollins’ confidence after a poor season by heaping praise on him. That seemed to be exactly what they were doing with Randall back in May and June.
Frankly, we don’t really care who’s on the field at cornerback. We hope everyone is at the top of their game. Then the Packers have a good problem.
As we saw last year, you can never have too much depth at the cornerback position.
I am getting sick of this shit. This guy, along with every corner on the packers roster including Kevin King are fucking garbage until proven otherwise. Goddamn, these games can’t start soon enough.
I may be wrong, but I think Whitt talked up Gunter in the off season last year. This could be a really good sign or a really bad sign. Gunter last year late in the season was the best corner of the corner group with a 112 QBR rating against. Rollins was at a 133 QBRA. Randall at 122 and Hyde at 123.
So has the whole group improved greatly or just Rollins? If it means Rollins is now the best at a 100 + QBRA that will not be a good sign. If it means Rollins will be playing at his rookie 58 QBRA (in limited action) and the rest of the corners are close then that is good news. We shall see if Rollins has quit biting on double moves while peeking at the QB. I can see Rollins in the slot, if he has developed, but hard to see him doing as well on the outside.
Have to agree hope all the corners are at the top of their game when the real tests start.
Mini cap, OTA’s, pre-season….crown all the MVP’s you want, because it’s free, it cost nothing, talk is cheap.
Fuck….Tell us how good these players were/are after the seasons over.
The sky is always warm, sunny, bright and blue in Green Bay off-seasons. Until the score is 31-0 and all these players you hailed can’t play worth a fuck.
Kevin King is getting praise for merely…working with the 1st team, Then Tuesday some writer Zack something or another, proclaims King is on the “up” side. After one padded practice….lol
Not sure how to take your reply to my comment. It appears when you indicate “all these players you hailed” and ” crown all the MVPs you want” you think I was applauding those corners. That is far from what I wrote. Maybe you was referring to Whitt or another person?
That wasn’t a reply to your comment, the other one kinda was. I was commenting to the article. I done fk’d up posting. I would never disrespect you like that on purpose Howard. I’ll blame it on my tendency to become brain dead every so often, but i’m told that is part of my charm, so i have that going for me.
Most of the players get talked up in the off-season, To me it’s just this regimes tired re-hashed positive spin speak year after year, after yet another yearly failure.
Thank God for Aaron Rodgers….oops, i meant, thank God we make the playoffs. My bad.