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The Continuing Torture of Casey Hayward

What’s one of the Green Bay Packers’ biggest problems? Defense — okay. Pass rush — huge problem. Secondary — yeah, despite drafting Kevin King.

Meanwhile — and we highlighted it last year — Casey Hayward, the cornerback the Packers let go last year in free agency, continues to be one of the best cornerbacks in the league.

Crazy, right?

At this point, I would have to assume this was a coaching failure by the Green Bay Packers. How else could you explain it?

We were all sure the Packers should let Hayward go in favor of Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins after the 2016 season. We were all wrong.

The Packers gave Hayward a shot on the outside in 2015 and he returned largely lackluster results. However, in two years with the Chargers, Hayward has been one of the best cornerbacks in the league.

He has 11 interceptions in the past two years, thus far — seven in 2016 and four so far this year.

The Packers have a total of 12 picks since the time Hayward has signed with the Chargers.

Great move.

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Joseph Bonham

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9 Comments

  1. PF4L November 30, 2017

    Not only that, but Hayward has 16 passes defended. Randall leads the Packers with 6, followed by King at 5.

  2. Bobby D November 30, 2017

    The great white fag fucked up?? Shocking!!!

  3. MJ November 30, 2017

    Agreed, but hindsight is 20/20. How could have anyone known what kind of playmaker he would become? I agree that the coaches (Whitt?) looks suspect in this one. The guy was not very impressive with us, but moves out of town and becomes an all pro in his first year.

  4. Cheese November 30, 2017

    Maybe someone should ask Hayward why he now tears it up and couldn’t do shit a n GB.

    1. Savage57 December 1, 2017

      Because the Chargers defensive coordinator has a clue how to field a defense would be my bet.

  5. Deepsky December 1, 2017

    I think this still goes back to the Packers not having a strong pass rush.

    The Chargers have two guys who can bring the heat, Bosa and Ingram, both guys picked early in the first round of the NFL draft. Matthews hasn’t has double digit sacks in years and Nick Perry isn’t quite at the level of Bosa and Ingram.

    Hayward was always the beneficiary of poorly thrown passes. You can give him credit for taking advantage of ill thrown passes coming his way, but I would bet this is what is happening with the Chargers.

    1. PDL December 3, 2017

      Nice observation, Deepsky! Putting pressure on the QB can make an average secondary look very good. We need a big change on Def. We’ve been rolling out the same players and scheme for the last 5 years – shake it up!

  6. Empacador December 1, 2017

    Yet Demitri Goodson lives on in Green Bay…

    1. Empacador December 1, 2017

      Sorry, Demetri, that Russian basketball player.