Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline wpr  
#1 Posted : Saturday, October 6, 2012 8:21:02 PM(UTC)

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Rank: Select Member
Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,311
Applause Received: 1,606
When the Green Bay Packers step onto the field at Lucas Oil Stadium, rookie Jerron McMillian is aware he'll be tracing the footsteps that another compact safety with loads of potential made years before him.

Growing up, McMillian watched Indianapolis' Bob Sanders pound opponents into submission while also proving that a box-type safety could play reliable pass coverage. Sanders was plagued by injuries and though he won the 2007 defensive player of the year award, his career wasn't what it could have been.

The 5-11, 203-pound McMillian enters the game Sunday against the Colts as a fast riser in coordinator Dom Capers' scheme and he's trying to prove that another guy built to play near the line of scrimmage can cover receivers and running backs.

"I liked the way he came to play," McMillian said. "He showed that size means nothing in this game. The way he played and how instinctive he was . . . (he could) come up and support the run and still able to play deep, regardless how tall he was."

McMillian, who is 3 inches taller than Sanders, showed how much confidence Capers has in him when Capers drew up a defense that matched him up against New Orleans scat back Darren Sproles. The Packers had been chewed up by Sproles the year before and Capers needed someone who could handle him.

"It was fun, but it's work, too," McMillian said. "There's so many routes he runs, and he's so quick. I just knew where my help was. At first, in my mind I was wondering like, 'Why, what's the reason it's me?'

"But sometimes it's (because) I'm able to do a lot of things, that's how my game is. If they need me in the box doing something creative I don't mind doing that."

McMillian, who replaced M.D. Jennings as the nickel safety after Week 1, offers a lot because not only is he big enough to play the run, he's quick. His time of 6.69 seconds in the three-cone agility run was the best of any safety timed at the scouting combine in March.

Three weeks ago against Chicago, McMillian picked off quarterback Jay Cutler and two weeks ago against Seattle, McMillian laid out and deflected a pass on third down that would have gone for a first down. He also picked off a tipped ball, but the play was nullified because of a roughing the passer call.

There have been mistakes, too. (read more)

McMillian is young and he is learning. I can't day he will be a starter in a year or two because he is already on the field 78% of the time. He is a starter right now. He may move from the nickle to one of the other safety positions when Sir Charles rides off to Canton. Then again maybe they will draft another stud to fill that spot and let Mac continue to play nickle.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.



Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (24-Nov) : Yes
Zero2Cool (23-Nov) : Today's Birthdays: polargrizz (61)
Smokey (22-Nov) : Game On in CHAT
packerfanoutwest (22-Nov) : false start on Newton was not called
hardrocker950 (22-Nov) : Skins are keeping pace with Carolina
buckeyepackfan (22-Nov) : GAMEDAY! GO! PACK! GO!
buckeyepackfan (22-Nov) : GOOD MORNING PACKER FANS!
yooperfan (22-Nov) : Game Day! Biggest game of the year to date.
yooperfan (21-Nov) : Loved seeing Ohio State get beaten
Zero2Cool (19-Nov) : Who ya got in tonight's game?
Zero2Cool (18-Nov) : Damn! Jared Abbrederis (ribs) is going to be several weeks.
Mucky Tundra (18-Nov) : haha get rekt
gbguy20 (18-Nov) : thataboy kevin
Zero2Cool (18-Nov) : Looking forward to more intelligent commentary from Aikman. Lucky we get a good crew again.
Zero2Cool (18-Nov) : Feel free to frequent them. I couldn't care less about your accusations.
texaspackerbacker (18-Nov) : there are a lot of places that don't have megalomanic moderators sticking their noses in/deleting posts/shit like that.
Wade (17-Nov) : since I don't have time to post much, and less time to write, it's a moot point for me.
Zero2Cool (17-Nov) : When people can talk politics and religion without putting one another down, maybe then. Otherwise, take it elsewhere and leave it there.
texaspackerbacker (17-Nov) : oh I see. Bring it on. I'm getting my fix of both in some other forums, but always glad to comment if something gets started here too.
Wade (17-Nov) : and no...don't miss miss talking religion tho.
Wade (17-Nov) : Tex....the "think about it" box yesterday (over on the right side of this page) had a Roosevelt quote yesterday.
Zero2Cool (17-Nov) : How ya'all doing in your Pick'em?
texaspackerbacker (17-Nov) : where did that come from? missing politics, are ya?
Wade (16-Nov) : btw...eleanor roosevelt was a pinhead. people matter more than either events or ideas; so great minds are better focused on people.
Mucky Tundra (16-Nov) : booo! I don't want to be an old fart!
Zero2Cool (16-Nov) : Today's Birthdays: Mucky Tundra (31)
Zero2Cool (16-Nov) : Texans win tonight is going to make me 1 correct pick closer to the top!!
Mucky Tundra (15-Nov) : Lacy inactive today (groin)
flep (15-Nov) : Gameday!!! See you in chat later!!!
Zero2Cool (14-Nov) : Why doesn't porky88 post hardly ever anymore? Same with Pack93z and few other former regs. WTF!
uffda udfa (14-Nov) : Kevin... What I said in the offseason will be reflected upon as soon as our season is done. Should be fun.
Smokey (13-Nov) : I know my picks, can't prove any rigging, but...
Mucky Tundra (13-Nov) : Pick'em is rigged I tell ya!
Wade (13-Nov) : 17 off the pace in pick-em. Time to make my move. :)
Zero2Cool (13-Nov) : Three way tie for 2nd place in Pick'em ...
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Road To Super Bowl 50
Sunday, Sep 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Sunday, Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM
Monday, Sep 28 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, Oct 4 @ 3:25 PM
at 49ers
Sunday, Oct 11 @ 12:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 18 @ 3:25 PM
Sunday, Oct 25 @ 12:00 AM
- BYE -
Sunday, Nov 1 @ 7:30 PM
at Broncos
Sunday, Nov 8 @ 12:00 PM
at Panthers
Sunday, Nov 15 @ 12:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 22 @ 3:25 PM
at Vikings
Thursday, Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday, Dec 3 @ 7:25 PM
at Lions
Sunday, Dec 13 @ 3:25 PM
Sunday, Dec 20 @ 3:05 PM
at Raiders
Sunday, Dec 27 @ 3:25 PM
at Cardinals
Sunday, Jan 3 @ 12:00 PM

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
12m / Green Bay Packers Talk / isocleas2

24m / Green Bay Packers Talk / flep

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DakotaT

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / OlHoss1884

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / OlHoss1884

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules

17h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DakotaT

18h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

18h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / gbguy20

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

23-Nov / Green Bay Packers Talk / QCHuskerFan

23-Nov / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool