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Tramon Williams eager for Fitz; Brandon Marshall, not so much

Green Bay Packers Williams tackles New Orleans Saints Moore during an incomplete pass in their NFL football game in Green Bay Reuters

Packers cornerback Tramon Williams is looking forward to facing Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, because he wants to push himself against the best.

“He has the size, speed, route running, body control, hands. And he’s one of those guys who grew up around football in Minnesota with Cris Carter and guys like that,” Williams said of Sunday’s opponent, via Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com. “He just has the total package. You definitely have to have the right mindset to go out and battle the whole game.”

Of course, there are receivers out there he does not hold in the same esteem.

Williams was critical of Bears receiver Brandon Marshall, suggesting he has all the same kind of talent, but skirts the rules anyway.

“If there’s anybody who likes to bend and break the rules, it probably would be Brandon Marshall,” Williams said. “Obviously as a big receiver, you want to be physical. Some of the things he does he shouldn’t be able to do against press coverage. He’s one of those guys where he wants you to put your hands on him so he’s going to grab you and throw you.

“I’m like, ‘Mr. Ref, he’s not fast enough to get on top of me. How do you think he got on top?’ He has some tricks to him. He’s a physical specimen. For a guy like that to do stuff like that also is kind of hard.”

Of course, Williams is fortunate to be able to check anyone, after the right shoulder injury that left him effectively playing one-armed last season.

“Last year, I had nothing,” Williams said. “It was like having a limb that you couldn’t use. I couldn’t lift [weights]. You had to pick and choose how you tackle. It was like, ‘I’m going to tackle this guy but I’m definitely not tackling this guy.’ It was a lot to go through, but I got through and made no excuses.”

And now, he’s back to his old shut-down status, and looking to go against the best.

So long as they play fair.

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30 Responses to “Tramon Williams eager for Fitz; Brandon Marshall, not so much”
  1. doug1grohlin says: Nov 3, 2012 6:49 PM

    Packers player whining again? I’m actually starting to get used to it.

  2. burrito12 says: Nov 3, 2012 6:52 PM

    Hopefully Cutler wishes Tramon good luck again before the Packers Face the Bears in December, it worked well last time! Not that Tramon needs luck anyway.

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 3, 2012 7:00 PM

    Brandon Marshall in the first meeting – 2 catches for 24 yards. Tramon Williams caught 2 from Quitler too. No wonder there’s no respect.

  4. cutlertomarshall says: Nov 3, 2012 7:15 PM

    Cutler to Marshall is one of the best combos in the NFL. Get out of here with your hate.

    Bears are #1 in the division right now. Sorry we didn’t lose like y’all did earlier this year to the Colts…

  5. Peter Venkman says: Nov 3, 2012 7:27 PM

    Marshall needs to throw people around somewhere though since he can’t do it to his wife anymore.

  6. rikker12 says: Nov 3, 2012 8:08 PM

    Cutler to Marshall is one of the best combos in the NFL. Get out of here with your hate.

    Bears are #1 in the division right now. Sorry we didn’t lose like y’all did earlier this year to the Colts…
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    As a Packer fan, I’ll agree that Cutler and Marshall are a good combo, But losing to the colts isn’t as bad as the way you played against the Panthers. You should’ve lost, and if your team keeps playing like this, with no key injuries, then I hate to see what happens when you have to play better teams. With a bye week coming up for GB, I can only see them getting better.

  7. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Nov 3, 2012 8:12 PM

    cutlertomarshall November 3, 2012, 6:15 PM CDT

    Cutler to Marshall is one of the best combos in the NFL. Get out of here with your hate.

    Bears are #1 in the division right now. Sorry we didn’t lose like y’all did earlier this year to the Colts…

    ______

    Two things. One, we beat y’all and winning against you is more important in terms of divisional standings and playoff seedlings if a tie was to occur. Second, the beats leading the division now means nothing.

    Jay Cutler’s only playoff win came against a team with a losing record. His playoff resume is nothing. Let’s see where the two teams are 2-3 months.

  8. tenotnamedmiller says: Nov 3, 2012 8:12 PM

    Packers DBs famous for contact beyond 5 yards whining about bending rules. Priceless.

  9. desmondbishoptutu says: Nov 3, 2012 8:17 PM

    Has to hurt being a Bears fan and getting whipped every year. Rodgers a career 8-2 vs. the so-called ‘division rival.’

    Keep talking about how you lead the North after week 8. Personally-I’ll take a NFC Championship title win at Soldier Field en route to a 4th Super Bowl.

  10. rikker12 says: Nov 3, 2012 8:18 PM

    Packers player whining again? I’m actually starting to get used to it
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    Not Whining, just staing the facts, there fruitcake.
    If you watch any football, beside your homer team, you would see that all players like competition.

  11. jake292 says: Nov 3, 2012 8:23 PM

    cutlertomarshall says:
    Nov 3, 2012 7:15 PM

    Bears are #1 in the division right now. Sorry we didn’t lose like y’all did earlier this year to the Colts…
    ____________________________________

    You’re right – just like the Bears were #1 in the division going into the 2010 NFC championship game AT Soldier Field. Remember how that turned out?

  12. sakatak says: Nov 3, 2012 8:37 PM

    @cutlertomarshall
    The bears are in first place right now, do you think they match up well against the Packers? Do you trust Cutler in any game he plays against the Packers? Based on Cutler’s record against the Packers you better hope they don’t meet in the playoffs. I said it in 2010 and I will say it again, the bears are not a super bowl team this year. Sorry.

  13. butkusditka says: Nov 3, 2012 8:46 PM

    You guys are right! Marsh sux! ……4th in the NFL in rec yards…….lame. Don’t forget Tim Jennings! 6 ints! Pleeez comment here:

  14. jaymc1988 says: Nov 3, 2012 9:11 PM

    why does it seem like a trend that people go out of their way to say the man they will be facing will do this or that to get the refs on their side..sounds like a plea for when brandon marshall destroys him for 2 tds and 100 yards lol.

  15. packhawk04 says: Nov 3, 2012 9:19 PM

    Pretty easy for tramon to say that when cutler has beaten the pack once and usually turns into an interception machine against GB. Or, culter just quits when its a bigger game so he doesnt embarrass himself too badly.

  16. snaponrules says: Nov 3, 2012 9:26 PM

    So williams doesnt like anyone holding. Unless of course its Woodson who holds or has PI almost EVERY play.

  17. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 3, 2012 10:01 PM

    I love how Bears fans try to talk trash to the Packers and their fans.

    Standings only count at the end of the season, and so you have to look at the head to head matchup.

    In this case, you’d have to look at the Head and shoulders above the bears matchup.

  18. taintedsaints2009 says: Nov 3, 2012 10:15 PM

    This if the first time I’ve heard Fitzgerald mentioned this year.

  19. ihateyoujeff says: Nov 3, 2012 10:56 PM

    Because having Brandon Marshall and a bunch of nobodies is so much better than having Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jermichael Finley all are receivers who have more yards receiving than the Bears second best receiver Ashton Jeffrey.

    and I didn’t even mention Greg Jennings.

    All of the recent teams that have won Super Bowls have lots of depth at WR, something the Bears seriously lack. Shutdown Marshall and it’s a L for the Bears.

  20. nvpacker says: Nov 3, 2012 11:25 PM

    Bears still suck

  21. wj4122 says: Nov 3, 2012 11:33 PM

    Chicago will be tested when they play teams that are good this year. The second half of the schedule is going to expose all there weaknesses which are many! Enjoy it now bears fans cuz it won’t last just like all your other disappointing seasons

  22. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 4, 2012 12:01 AM

    The Bears haven’t beaten the Packers for over 2 years now, so there’s a general lack of respect by the Packer players for their inferior opponents to the south.

    But it is nice to see Tramon giving Larry Fitzgerald his due.

  23. contraisloosebuthole says: Nov 4, 2012 12:41 AM

    jaymc1988 says: Nov 3, 2012 9:11 PM

    why does it seem like a trend that people go out of their way to say the man they will be facing will do this or that to get the refs on their side..sounds like a plea for when brandon marshall destroys him for 2 tds and 100 yards lol.
    ____________________
    Unreal. Let me know when Marshall breaks 50 yards against the Packers let alone 100 yards and 2 TDs. It will never happen against Green Bay. I wish the Packers could play the Bears more often. Clay Mathews would break the sack record easy.

  24. nathanbetz91 says: Nov 4, 2012 1:44 AM

    Maybe he’s just better than you?

  25. ihaterogergoodell says: Nov 4, 2012 1:57 AM

    I love it when Pack fans rub being number one in standings in everyone’s face, but when they are not currently number one it suddenly doesn’t matter.

    I clearly remember all the meatballs were celebrating their record last season…. And just like the players themselves, Green Bay fans still think the team “beat themselves.”

    Lastly, it’s funny how multiple people were pointing out the Bears-Panthers game, which was admittedly horrible, while glancing over the fact that the Pack-Jags game was a struggle.

  26. dino2997 says: Nov 4, 2012 2:04 AM

    Obviously Tramon Williams is the reason why the Packers defense is so good.

  27. jpat2424 says: Nov 4, 2012 6:53 AM

    White trash packer fans go eat some more fat a$$ cheese curds in your a dumb a$$ hunter jackets

  28. ihateyoujeff says: Nov 4, 2012 10:03 AM

    I love when Bears fans have to settle for making fun of the weight, food choices and wardrobe.

    It shows that they’ve run out of negative things to say about the play of the Packers on the field.

    Just so you guys know, you have to beat playoff caliber teams to win a Super Bowl, the only team of that caliber you’ve played this season was the Packers and you were throughly handled.

  29. derklempner says: Nov 4, 2012 11:56 AM

    @ihaterogergoodell:
    “Lastly, it’s funny how multiple people were pointing out the Bears-Panthers game, which was admittedly horrible, while glancing over the fact that the Pack-Jags game was a struggle.”

    Yes, but when did the Packers almost lose the game to the Jaguars? Except for the Jaguars’ early-game 3-0 lead, when did the Packers trail the Jaguars?

    Get over it. The Packers might have struggled a little, but the Bears trailed almost the entire game and almost lost to a 1-5 team.

    There’s a HUGE difference between the two games.

  30. jmo711 says: Nov 4, 2012 4:22 PM

    Hey CheeseHeads!! Did u see that Bears score? Eat it. Oh wait too busy eating cheese curds.

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