Stock up, stock down for Packers following Week 1 win vs. Bears
Stock up: Secondary
A great sign on Thursday night was that another point of emphasis in the offseason, the secondary, also played at a high level. New additions at safety Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage Jr. made key plays, but safety Raven Greene was one of the defensive MVPs on the night with six tackles and a pass defense.
Cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Kevin King were both excellent in coverage, combining for three pass defenses. King also had a sack. Tramon Williams also had a nice game. Even after giving up a catch to Allen Robinson, he had the experience to push him out of bounds before Robinson could get his second foot down.
We already knew how much potential this cornerback group had entering the season — which they backed up in Week 1 — but the play at safety showed huge improvements from 2018.
Amos, of course, made the game-changing interception late in the game, but even without that play, he had an excellent debut with four tackles-for-loss and a pass defense. Rookie Savage showed star potential. He was all over the field in the first half and broke up one pass.
The Packers have an exciting trio at safety with Amos, Savage and Greene, and they could get Ibraheim Campbell back after six weeks.