Monday, March 31, 2014

Hyde reportedly to be an every-down player for Packers in 2014

Second year Safety Micah Hyde will be an every-down player for the Packers in 2014,'s Chris Wesseling reports. Last season, Hyde forced two fumbles for the defense, half of the team's total. 

Now while some could see this decision to be a little weird, I have nothing wrong with it. Hyde looked alright last year, so he might as well be given a chance. The team can put him at the position for most of the third preseason game (the one that starters actually play in), and if he's good they can keep him and if he's bad they can just put him at CB again.  

1 comment:

Brandon said...

Because they let M.D. Jennings go (and released Jerron McMillan during the season) - both good moves by the way - and made no push to sign a veteran safety in free agency, it looked like an expanded role was in his future. They still need to draft someone, they essentially opened roster spots by releasing Jennings and McMillian (also Chris Banjo and Sean Richardson aren't great backups) but they might not do so with a high draft choice.

The top five DBs (Williams, Shields, Hayward, Burnett, Hyde) are a pretty solid group, and they'll look a lot better if the pass rush improves in 2014.