Healthy and on his game, cornerback Tramon Williams will square off against wide receiver Calvin…
Midterm Report: Defensive Backs
Packer Report's position-by-position midseason review continues with the defensive backs. Overview The big plays — for and against — are down as the Green Bay Packers' secondary has taken a giant step forward after last year's debacle. After setting a dubious league record by yielding 299.8 passing yards per game, the Packers have trimmed that number to a manageable 243.6. That's good for 20th in the league. The only saving grace last season were the takeaways. After a league-high 31 interceptions last season, however, Green Bay has picked off just 10 passes. Still, that's an acceptable tradeoff as the Packers have slashed the number of explosive gains allowed. Last year, they were 31st in the league with 71 completions of 20-plus yards. This year, they've given up 32, putting them on pace for 57. Losing Charles Woodson (broken collarbone) was a major blow, but Tramon Williams is having an excellent bounce-back season now that his shoulder is healthy. The depth at cornerback is...
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