But would he be a good fit with his old team?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareShareSteelers plan to release former Packers safety Morgan BurnettJeff Hanisch-USA TODAY SportsThe Green Bay Packers added former Chicago Bears safety Adrian Amos already in an attempt to shore up the safety position Womens Marcedes Lewis Jersey
, but there is still work to do on rebuilding the back end. One name that is sure to come up is Morgan Burnett, who will be released by the Pittsburgh Steelers after one season, according to Adam Schefter. Burnett spent his first eight seasons with Green Bay as a secondary utility man, playing everything from corner to inside linebacker. However, he’s best suited for the strong safety spot. Burnett’s not a ball hawk, with nine career interceptions and only two in the last four seasons Womens Geronimo Allison Jersey
, but he is a sure tackler and excellent in run support. He started only two games and played in just 11 total for the Steelers as part of an injury-plagued season, and expressed his discontent over playing a hybrid safety-linebacker role. He eventually lost his starting spot to rookie Terrell Edmunds.While Burnett was one of the better Packer defensive players during his tenure, I hope they seek help elsewhere. His skillset can certainly be useful in the right scheme, but if he’s unwilling to move down into a linebacker spot occasionally, that seriously constricts his value. This is especially true given the fact that coverage was never his strong suit, and as he ages Jaire Alexander Jersey White
, it will only get worse. Burnett should be focusing on what he does best in the latter half of his career, and that’s going downhill. It is also troubling that Burnett’s injury issues last season stemmed from his back, and back issues linger forever. While Burnett should be remembered fondly, he will turn 30 this season, and for a team in need of improved pass defense and cover skills, he’s just not a great fit.Friday Curds: Packers cornerbacks finally worth watching Who was the last legitimately exciting player in the Packers’ secondary? Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins were exciting in Green Bay...for opposing offenses. Ladarius Gunter probably falls into that category too.Micah Hyde and Casey Hayward both remain fixed in the minds of Packers fans Womens Montravius Adams Jersey
, but neither of them was much of a spark in the secondary. Hyde made most of his biggest plays in Green Bay as a punt returner (with the notable exception of his amazing interception against Dallas in the 2016 playoffs) and while Hayward made plays when healthy, the “when healthy” part didn’t come around as often as he or the Packers hoped.Prior to those two, there’s precious little to look back on for most of the last decade. You probably have to look back to Charles Woodson to find someone in the secondary who was worth watching closely. His last noteworthy season came all the way back in 2011, a year that also featured the loss of Nick Collins.But this season, it seems like that’s all changed. Jaire Alexander is an energetic spark. Josh Jackson is promising and earning more snaps every week. Even Kevin King, for all his injuries http://www.packerslockerroom.com/authentic-jamaal-williams-jersey
, looks more or less like the player the Packers hoped he could be.Even if there are still issues, at least the position group isn’t the complete waste it’s been in the not-at-all-distant past. It’s both a welcome change and a storyline that will be fascinating to watch as the Packers move deeper into their 2018 season.Mike Pettine calls rookie CB Jaire Alexander one of defense’s best players through 2 weeks | Packers WireJaire Alexander has largely been more or less as advertised in his first two weeks as a pro. Now Mike Pettine is taking his turn in publicly praising the rookie.How the Packers Drafts Hurt Their Depth | The Power SweepAs much as Alexander and fellow rookie Josh Jackson have brought to the secondary, the Packers still have some issues there. Kevin King’s injury exposed the relative lack of depth in the cornerback group, a problem exacerbated by the end of Ted Thompson’s tenure in Green Bay.Third-down conversion rate needs to improve | Packers NewsAaron Rodgers’ play through two weeks has ranged from very good to spectacular, but the Packers still find themselves roughly near the middle of the league in the overall offensive production rankings. A lot of that has to do with some uninspiring play on third downs.JK Scott’s big leg having an impact for Packers | Packers.comOf course, if the Packers don’t convert on third downs Womens Kyler Fackrell Jersey
, that just means more opportunities to watch JK Scott kick the crap out of the ball. As far as consolations prizes go, that’s not too bad.Packers ranked 12th most valuable franchise | ForbesThough we know they’re priceless, Forbes doesn’t have the Packers in the top 10 on their annual ranking of NFL franchise values. The Cowboys take the top spot here.