Discussion Board
Welcome Guest! You can login or register. Login or Register.

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Rockmolder  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:23:04 AM(UTC)
Vikings leery of Packers rookie Casey Hayward

by Tom Lewis

Quote:
The Minnesota Vikings have another critical NFC North matchup on Sunday when they face the Green Bay Packers. After losing to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, the Vikings remain on the road for another tough game as they try to keep pace in the NFC Wild Card race.

The Vikings' passing game struggled against the Bears while playing without Percy Harvin in the slot to give Christian Ponder a playmaker to loosen up the defense. With or without Harvin this week, Ponder and the Vikings will try to attack the Packers while avoiding Green Bay's Casey Hayward.

The Packers rookie cornerback out of Vanderbilt quickly developed a reputation as a shutdown corner and the Vikings should avoid testing the young corner on Sunday. Hayward has five interceptions and hasn't allowed a touchdown all season for Green Bay. Also, according to Sam Monson, Hayward's other statistics are even more amazing.

Quote:
Hayward has allowed just 44.8% of passes thrown at him to be caught by receivers. Quarterbacks throwing at the rookie have a rating of just 28.0 -- significantly better than any other corner in the NFL -- and Hayward does it all without needing to resort to penalties to prevent catches because he has yet to be flagged.


No touchdowns? No flags? Those bottom-line stats alone should have Ponder looking elsewhere to complete passes in Green Bay on Sunday.
Pack93z  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:26:01 AM(UTC)
The only knock I can find on Hayward to this point.. he might lack blue chip height.


If the kid continues to focus on the game.. sky is the limit.
gbguy20  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 11:30:12 AM(UTC)
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
The only knock I can find on Hayward to this point.. he might lack blue chip height.


If the kid continues to focus on the game.. sky is the limit.


With the talent he has there is no need for that extra height. Dude has proven to be an animal so far in his career and I can't wait to see what he'll be like a couple years down the road if he keeps improving.
PackFanWithTwins  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:39:19 PM(UTC)
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
The only knock I can find on Hayward to this point.. he might lack blue chip height.


If the kid continues to focus on the game.. sky is the limit.


I dont think height is an issue. He is as tall as Tramon, and Sammy, and another CB named Revis. If he is going to play the slot like Woody, I would like to see a few lbs added.
Rockmolder  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:46:32 PM(UTC)
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
The only knock I can find on Hayward to this point.. he might lack blue chip height.


If the kid continues to focus on the game.. sky is the limit.


I don't know if it's that big a deal if a CB has some athleticism. Revis is 5'11. Tramon is 5'11.

I get a little worried once you drop below 5'10.

I guess it's a valid point, though, with a lot of stand-out WRs going towards 6'3, 6'5, 210-240 type of players like AJ Green, Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas.
Pack93z  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:51:52 PM(UTC)
Rockmolder said: Go to Quoted Post
I don't know if it's that big a deal if a CB has some athleticism. Revis is 5'11. Tramon is 5'11.

I get a little worried once you drop below 5'10.

I guess it's a valid point, though, with a lot of stand-out WRs going towards 6'3, 6'5, 210-240 type of players like AJ Green, Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas.


I am not overtly concerned with it.. just noting that one has to really dig to find an issue with his game. Hence the sky's the limit summary.

But the matchup issues is exactly why I even mentioned it.. IE Plaxiglass burning us with height a couple years ago.

Did I ever mention one of my favorite all time Corners.. Darrell Green and Frank Minnifield.
nerdmann  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:05:59 PM(UTC)
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
The only knock I can find on Hayward to this point.. he might lack blue chip height.


If the kid continues to focus on the game.. sky is the limit.


That's why they put him in the slot.
Rockmolder  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:09:38 PM(UTC)
nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
That's why they put him in the slot.


By that logic, only Woodson and House could play outside.
nerdmann  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3:26:29 PM(UTC)
Rockmolder said: Go to Quoted Post
By that logic, only Woodson and House could play outside.


Woody's too slow at this age.

The rap on Hayward is in his measureables in general.
Cheesey  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:56:44 PM(UTC)
Well, a rookie making this much of an impact this early is a great sign.
Once again, it seems Ted Thompson did a good job of picking up a good player for next to nothing.

Speaking of which....haven't heard alot of noise from the Ted Thompson haters recently.
RajiRoar  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 8:20:32 PM(UTC)
Cheesey said: Go to Quoted Post


Speaking of which....haven't heard alot of noise from the Ted Thompson haters recently.


Firw Ted Thomson!

Bring Back FARVE!

**2008 flashback**
gbguy20  
#12 Posted : Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:30:10 PM(UTC)
RajiRoar said: Go to Quoted Post
Firw Ted Thomson!

Bring Back FARVE!

**2008 flashback**


you spelled favre wrong :)
all_about_da_packers  
#13 Posted : Saturday, December 1, 2012 11:27:35 PM(UTC)
Hayward has been impressive... and I'll bring this up: with Hayward proving he is a playmaker nickel ... what purpose does Woodson really serve?

I love Woodson, but you have to think Jennings or McMillian will improve in the off-season to the point that they offer you more at S than Woodson. Add House and Shields, you've got a pretty solid group of young DBs. Of course, there is also Jarrett Bush who we know can hang with the best of them ... I kid, I kid.

But I am serious about Woodson's role going forward. Personally, I'd much rather use his salary to get Predator (Clay) and BJ extended. Is Woodson on his last legs here? I hate to say this, but a part of me hopes so based on our young players at DB...

Pack93z  
#14 Posted : Sunday, December 2, 2012 3:42:46 AM(UTC)
all_about_da_packers said: Go to Quoted Post
Hayward has been impressive... and I'll bring this up: with Hayward proving he is a playmaker nickel ... what purpose does Woodson really serve?

I love Woodson, but you have to think Jennings or McMillian will improve in the off-season to the point that they offer you more at S than Woodson. Add House and Shields, you've got a pretty solid group of young DBs. Of course, there is also Jarrett Bush who we know can hang with the best of them ... I kid, I kid.

But I am serious about Woodson's role going forward. Personally, I'd much rather use his salary to get Predator (Clay) and BJ extended. Is Woodson on his last legs here? I hate to say this, but a part of me hopes so based on our young players at DB...



My personal opinion, without a greatly reduced salary, Woodson was playing his final year in GB. With the young kids playing like they are (Richardson in the mix as well) I think that may have rendered the possibility of a salary reduction moot.

The question is, will he want to play elsewhere or hang them up?
Zero2Cool  
#15 Posted : Sunday, December 2, 2012 8:05:28 AM(UTC)
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
My personal opinion, without a greatly reduced salary, Woodson was playing his final year in GB. With the young kids playing like they are (Richardson in the mix as well) I think that may have rendered the possibility of a salary reduction moot.

The question is, will he want to play elsewhere or hang them up?


Charles Woodson will retire this season with no hesitation after earning his second championship ring.
Rss Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest
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.

Notification

Icon
Error

Fan Shout
TheKanataThrilla (21m) : During the afternoons I tend to get caught up in family routines. I don't mind that for the later rounds.
TheKanataThrilla (23m) : I now take Friday off work. It is a bit annoying, but I do find it fun at night as I can crack a few beers and enjoy. Sucks if they trade out of the first round though.
wpr (7h) : I liked the Sat Sun version.
beast (13h) : HELL YEAH! ... the draft was SOOOO MUCH BETTER in the ol Saturday/Sunday format... only people that I've heard disagree are those that don't really follow the draft and just random get updates on thei
beast (13h) : Key word there is "proven"... not if they're true, but if you can prove it. Jerry Jones said the same thing for Greg Hardy, it wasn't "proven".
Zero2Cool (15h) : Flat out honesty from 49ers GM
Zero2Cool (15h) : John Lynch: “if these charges are proven true, if Reuben did hit this young lady, he won’t be part of our organization moving forward.”
Smokey (15h) : 49ers / Bye Week / Rams
Zero2Cool (16h) : Brian Gutekunst: “Draft was way better when it was Saturday and Sunday.”
Zero2Cool (23-Apr) : With pick #14, @CFD22 has the @Packers selecting UTSA DE Marcus Davenport.
Porforis (23-Apr) : He'll probably resort to buying and using Chicago Bears tickets.
Smokey (22-Apr) : Restrict Zero's toilet paper !
buckeyepackfan (22-Apr) : You gonna withhold your monthly dues until Zero gets the schedule posted Smokey? Lol
Smokey (22-Apr) : Zero, please post the new 2018 Packers Schedule. Thank You
Smokey (22-Apr) : DRAFT "CHAT" this Thursday night !
gbguy20 (20-Apr) : you're probably right
TheKanataThrilla (19-Apr) : I was thinking Dez gbguy20
gbguy20 (19-Apr) : Bmarsh cut. preparing for obj extension?
Zero2Cool (19-Apr) : Week 1: at Packers — Sept. 9 (SNF)
Cheesey (19-Apr) : I don't know. I don't have HBO. I only have regular BO.
Smokey (19-Apr) : Who is HBO's 2018 "Hard Knocks" team ?
Zero2Cool (17-Apr) : Jimmy Graham on choosing Packers -- Why Green Bay instead of New Orleans? "#12 is hungry
DarkaneRules (17-Apr) : When he talked about missing guys he didn't mentioned Greg Jennings :)
Zero2Cool (17-Apr) : it won't though. thus, off-season = hate season
gbguy20 (17-Apr) : these quotes from arod should shut people up
Zero2Cool (17-Apr) : Jimmy Graham on whether he's still the same Jimmy Graham: "I'm still 6-foot-7 and still run a 4.55 (40)."
Zero2Cool (17-Apr) : TE Jimmy Graham said he turned down a lot of money to sign with a team he said he feels can win it all. “12 is hungry,” he said.
Zero2Cool (17-Apr) : Aaron Rodgers on potential extension with Packers: "There's interest on both sides in getting something done"
Zero2Cool (17-Apr) : "You have to trust the process. And the process works." Aaron Rodgers
Zero2Cool (15-Apr) : I think Barkley would be crazy good with Aaron Rodgers.
porky88 (15-Apr) : If the Packers trade into the top 10, I think it's for Saquan Barkley.
buckeyepackfan (15-Apr) : Lololol
buckeyepackfan (15-Apr) : Need to use this statement "The Packers have wasted enough years of AR's career"
TheKanataThrilla (14-Apr) : New GM with a new qb. History repeats.
TheKanataThrilla (14-Apr) : I had that fuck that idea about Rodgers..turns out I was wrong.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout
2018 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 9 @ 7:20 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Sep 16 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Sep 23 @ 12:00 PM
Redskins
Sunday, Sep 30 @ 12:00 PM
BILLS
Sunday, Oct 7 @ 12:00 PM
Lions
Monday, Oct 15 @ 7:15 PM
49ERS
Sunday, Oct 28 @ 3:25 PM
Rams
Sunday, Nov 4 @ 7:20 PM
Patriots
Sunday, Nov 11 @ 12:00 PM
DOLPHINS
Thursday, Nov 15 @ 7:20 PM
Seahawks
Sunday, Nov 25 @ 7:20 PM
Vikings
Sunday, Dec 2 @ 12:00 PM
CARDINALS
Sunday, Dec 9 @ 12:00 PM
FALCONS
Sunday, Dec 16 @ 12:00 PM
Bears
Sunday, Dec 23 @ 12:00 PM
Jets
Sunday, Dec 30 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Think About It
Think About It
Recent Topics
25m / Green Bay Packers Talk / TheKanataThrilla

9h / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

10h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

23-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan

20-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / warhawk

20-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan

20-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

19-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

19-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

18-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

17-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

17-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

16-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / warhawk

15-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

15-Apr / Around The NFL / Cheesey

Headlines