(Note: All of these articles are simply speculation as we consider the players on this list and what might be the case if they became Packers; we’re not convinced that Ted Thompson would sign any of them – but it’s fun to think that way anyway)
It got me to thinking, “Who on this list would fit in with the Green Bay Packers and what would it look like?”
Vontae Davis has played well in his time in the NFL, though somewhat inconsistently. Davis was a part of the Miami Dolphins his first three seasons and then the Indianapolis Colts the last two. He has combined those seasons for 13 interceptions, 51 passes defensed, and 218 tackles (nearly doubled his tackles on the Colts). Last season he had one pick, 12 passes defensed, and 45 tackles.
Ryan Grigson, General Manager of the Colts said of Davis,
“Any cover corner is going to be high on the pecking order, especially in a scheme like ours. Vontae’s a heck of a player. Again, consistency’s the key. Vontae can be as good as he wants to be and you saw in some of those games this year where he just completely erased the receiver. And they were top-tier receivers in this league that it was like they didn’t even play. So he does that every game and there’s no reason he shouldn’t be in the Pro Bowl every year. And he knows that. But we really like Vontae and like I said, once we go through this process and get to that point where we make those calls and do those things, hopefully it all works out how we want and we’re better because of it.”
Grigson’s words tell me all I need to know when it comes to a possible “Vontae Davis to the Packers.” When he bothers to mention consistency, you know while he may be talented it may just never add up to Pro Bowls. The Packers in my mind would be better off with Sam Shields and trying to get him to a Pro Bowl level (which I think he can achieve with the right leadership). While Davis has talent, it probably would not be worth the Packers time or money.
What do you think? Are the secondary needs so dire as to go after Davis?
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