When the secondary was healthy, I still recall Blake freaking Bortles having the best game of his season, Marvin Jones posting a 200 yard game, Bradford having a great game in his 3rd start with the team while Diggs absolutely took Randall to the cleaners, etc.Jordysghost wrote: This is the most misguided post ive seen in a while, did you even bother fact checking any of this?
The Packers D was among the top in the league, until injuries hit and our 5th DB was STARTING at the number 1 corner.
Randall, Rollins and Hyde (Hybrid corner/safety) have all been good picks, the first two would likely be number 1 corners on the Vikings. By the numbers, they are both better then Rhodes.
Furthermore, the Packers have had a top 5 secondary two of the past 3 seasons, top 10 in all of the past 3 seasons.
If you want to argue that these young DB's will be good with time and health, that's fair. They've all had moments. But they've also struggled this season, even before injuries struck. But as I stated earlier, I think the Vikings have had the most recent draft success in a division where none of the teams have done particularly poorly in that regard. But it was your run defense is what was good early. The Packers' pass D has ranged from below average to downright terrible in just about any category you like.
What's misguided is to think that any of these up and down players would have a prayer of starting over Rhodes. Through that first quarter of the season where your guys were actually playing, but unevenly, Rhodes allowed 3 catches on 10 targets for 23 yards and a picks. That's an NFL passer rating of 0.0. Shields is very good, but not that good. The rest of them aren't close. Your second best DB from recent seasons is playing ball in San Diego.