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Tramon Williams says Packers need more than just young defenders


The Green Bay Packers were eliminated in the NFC Wild Card round by the San Francisco 49ers. They’re left to reflect on their season and that has led cornerback Tramon Williams to make an observation about their defense.

“You’re challenged with young guys,” Williams said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Talented, young guys get played, but the game is still fast for them because they don’t understand what teams are trying to do, they don’t understand the scheme fully, they don’t understand what the scheme can do for them, if they understand it. … That’s what you’re faced with, with young guys. Even though we say it’s a young league, yeah, it’s a young league. It’s an old league, too, because old guys make the league go.”

The Packers don’t usually add a lot of players in free agency preferring to develop their own talent acquired in the draft. They have a pair of players on the defensive side of the ball that are headed towards free agency that they could re-sign to keep veterans around in cornerback Sam Shields and defensive tackle B.J. Raji.

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