Tramon Williams will help replace Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine asked Tramon Williams to be part of the plan to replace Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at safety.

Williams told reporters he will play safety Sunday against the Patriots but also could see some action at corner.

“Change is always good,” Williams said, via Chris Barriere of NBC 26.

Williams played in the slot last week against the Rams, playing all 78 snaps. The move inside by Williams allowed rookie Jaire Alexander also to play all 78 snaps as an outside corner. Kevin King is the team’s other starting corner.

Williams, who has played right corner, left corner, nickel corner and strong safety in his 12 seasons in the NFL, has 32 interceptions and 142 pass breakups in his career.

The Packers have depth at corner with Josh Jackson, Bashaud Breeland and Tony Brown joining Alexander and King.

Green Bay started three safeties against the Rams with Clinton-Dix, Kentrell Brice and Jermaine Whitehead on the field together. Williams’ move presumably allows the Packers to keep Whitehead in his current role as a subpackage linebacker and third safety.

22 responses to “Tramon Williams will help replace Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

  1. Now that Green Bay has established a culture of anonymous back stabbing in the press from one player against another player you are probably going to see a lot more 2nd string players bad mouthing anonymously in the press the player in front of them in hopes they will get shipped out like what happened to Montgomery and Dix.

  2. Dix has NOT been playing that well. Missed way too many tackles, didn’t look he was even trying half the time, and too many long balls got by him. I don’t see the uproar of unloading him, they would have let him walk next year anyway, and this way they got a fourth round pick. This helps the team, not hurts it.

  3. Tramon at safety playing center field in the back end is clearly a coverage upgrade.

    Moving Tramon to safety also enables Pettine to get his top 4 CB’s on the field at the same time. Kevin King and Jaire Alexander on the outside. Josh Jackson in the slot. Tramon at safety. This defense is better today than it was Tuesday morning.

    Is it Sunday Night yet?

    Bring on the Pats!

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  4. Nothing peersoal, but if you’re looking for Tramon Williams, an nickel, to step in a Safety against the Pats at his age, you have some serious issues.

  5. I thought they’d have Whitehead move to safety and play Josh Jones as a nickel LB. But they still may do some of that; Pettine is showing more and more looks as the season moves along. Hoping for a great game. I think the Pack is now unified and ready to make a second half surge.

  6. Many teams are letting good, even great players go after 3 seasons and a few games, trading them before they have to pay them market value or losing them to free agency.

  7. rho1953 says:
    November 1, 2018 at 4:35 pm
    Dix has NOT been playing that well. Missed way too many tackles, didn’t look he was even trying half the time, and too many long balls got by him. I don’t see the uproar of unloading him, they would have let him walk next year anyway, and this way they got a fourth round pick. This helps the team, not hurts it.

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    Was still Thompson’s best draft pick of the last decade. Wouldn’t you want out of that mes on D?

    He was freelancing for stats to cash in, sure, but he was clearly your best defender with Daniels on the DL.

    You can stop spinning now.

  8. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 1, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Tramon at safety playing center field in the back end is clearly a coverage upgrade.

    Moving Tramon to safety also enables Pettine to get his top 4 CB’s on the field at the same time. Kevin King and Jaire Alexander on the outside. Josh Jackson in the slot. Tramon at safety. This defense is better today than it was Tuesday morning.
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    I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re right, but what does that say about the coaching staff? We’ve known for a while that Ha Ha wasn’t coming back next year. What’s the point of continuing to start him if he makes the defense worse?

  9. The Packers and there fans walk around like there God’s gift to football they haven’t done anything for 20 years and now Rodgers is old and overpaid and McCarthy looks like he’s a heart attack waiting to happen

  10. “He was freelancing for stats to cash in, sure, but he was clearly your best defender with Daniels on the DL.”

    Kenny Clark has probably been the best defensive player overall. HHC-D wasn’t in the top half.

  11. We’ve known for a while that Ha Ha wasn’t coming back next year. What’s the point of continuing to start him if he makes the defense worse?
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    When Washington calls offering a decent draft pick for a guy you know isn't going to be back because of his contract demands,…… it's a no brainer.

  12. Charles Woodson moved from corner to safety and said it added 5 years to his career. Williams is a smart dude. He can play the spot. Probably a better position for a player with his experience anyway. Time will tell. Better than what Ha Ha was putting out there the past season and a half. Clinton-Dix quit on the packers when they didn’t 9ffer him a long term deal before last season.

  13. “Walk around like their God’s gift to football and they haven’t done anything in 20 years”

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    Every person on earth is a gift from god so yes we too are god’s gifts.

    I didn’t know when Green Bay won the Super Bowl on February 6th, 2011, that it was “20 years ago”

    For as much as you seem to think Green Bay and their fan base you should really get your facts straight.

  14. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    November 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 1, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Tramon at safety playing center field in the back end is clearly a coverage upgrade.

    Moving Tramon to safety also enables Pettine to get his top 4 CB’s on the field at the same time. Kevin King and Jaire Alexander on the outside. Josh Jackson in the slot. Tramon at safety. This defense is better today than it was Tuesday morning.
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    I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re right, but what does that say about the coaching staff? We’ve known for a while that Ha Ha wasn’t coming back next year. What’s the point of continuing to start him if he makes the defense worse?

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    It’s no different than when BB takes a draft pick for a guy in the middle of the season he knows he can’t afford or won’t come back.

    Did he stop playing those guys? We just call him a genius for getting a pick for a guy that would have usually gotten nothing. Gute is different than Ted and compensatory picks probably won’t be as readily available.

    Pettine is in his first year as DC. I believe between Dix and his admissions to the media, followed up with he has not seemed to grow at all in the scheme up to this point, made it easy to start shopping him the last few weeks.

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