Packers: Top five performers vs. Cowboys in Week 5 victory
By Jesse Fry
3. Will Redmond/Chandon Sullivan
Special teams, returns specifically, have been a problem in the early going for Green Bay. That’s not because of Will Redmond. Redmond was all over the special teams unit on Sunday, making tackle after tackle.
Then, promising rookie Darnell Savage went down with an ankle injury and the depth of safeties was tested. Redmond was more than capable of filling the void Savage left.
Originally a third-round pick by the 49ers, Redmond showed good speed covering in the back end and closing speed to make a tackle. Redmond was all over the place, and if not for a hands to the face penalty by Za’Darius Smith, he would’ve had his first interception of the season.
Coming into the game already down Tony Brown, and then losing Savage, the Packers’ secondary depth was tested.
Chandon Sullivan also had one heck of game, filing in to give Kevin King rest, and also in sub-packages.
Sullivan read Prescott perfectly and made a nice leaping grab for an interception that killed a promising Dallas drive.
Coming into the game, no-one would have thought Sullivan or Redmond would have a large role in the game. Both are down on the depth chart behind some talented players. Sunday showed each of these guys are ready when called upon.