Brandt: Ranking the corners
Gil Brandt crunches the numbers, using a statistical approach to determine the NFL's best cornerbacks of 2012. More ...
"Yeah, we were pushed around to the tune of 46 yards, I believe," Sherman said. "Not too much pushing. I don't understand that shot, he took a shot at us. Last I checked, we've never given up 250 yards to anybody (close to Megatron's tally against Williams and the Packers in a meeting last season). We barely give that up in a game. To give that up to one player, I mean that was the last time they played him I believe. I don't really know if he'd be the one (to) come talk to us about playing coverage."
Sherman has a point. Williams has done plenty of talking for being tied to a defense that was unable to stop anyone -- much less Calvin Johnson -- a season ago. The Packers have improved to 14th overall on defense in 2012 and 20th against the pass, but neither figure should elicit proud talk from any of Green Bay's cornerbacks.
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