Zero2Cool
2 months ago

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GREEN BAY, Wis. – Between Nov. 2, 2020, and Nov. 6, 2022, Green Bay Packers cornerback Corey Ballentine played zero defensive snaps.

Zero.

In between, he changed teams four times, including joining Green Bay’s practice squad early in the 2022 season.

A sixth-round pick by the New York Giants in 2019, Ballentine will face his former team for the first time on Monday night. He’s played at least 30 snaps in six games this season, including starting and playing every snap the last four games.

“Yeah, it’s been a while,” Ballentine said. “This season has obviously been up and down for me. I started on practice squad and I’ve kind of worked my way up. That’s kind of how every year my whole journey to the league has been. It hasn’t always been easy or how I thought it would be, but I just kept my head down, kept working and let it all play out how it plays out. When I get my opportunity, take that opportunity and make the best of it.”

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I'm not sure we're talking enough about how well our CB's have been holding up. Granted, I believe a solid front seven makes the back four task a lot easier. And I think our front seven is doing a pretty good job. I'm not seeing our CB's getting burned repeatedly for massive gains. I haven't forgot the Chargers game either where that kid did in fact toast our CB and thankfully dropped the (likely) walk-in TD.

CB1: 2023 7th round pick
CB2: 2019 6th round pick

And we're somehow top ten in defense. 🤷‍♂️
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2 months ago
Z2C wrote

I'm not sure we're talking enough about how well our CB's have been holding up. Granted, I believe a solid front seven makes the back four task a lot easier. And I think our front seven is doing a pretty good job. I'm not seeing our CB's getting burned repeatedly for massive gains. I haven't forgot the Chargers game either where that kid did in fact toast our CB and thankfully dropped the (likely) walk-in TD.

CB1: 2023 7th round pick
CB2: 2019 6th round pick

Great Point
Sometimes we have to pick our poison, the soft coverages which I (and others) complain about lend themselves to not being burnt. I just wish we did not do them on 3rd and 1.

Further, we have to give credit to Joe Barry, Ryan Downard, and Greg Williams, et alia who are doing a terrific job coaching them up.
Go Packers!!!!
beast
2 months ago
The scheme helps the backend... it's the front six that get left on an island at times that have to dominate short handed, and we need to make sure improves and stays loaded otherwise teams that can run it and have play callers that will keep running it will always give us hell.


But yes absolutely, it's been sort of amazing to see how little Alexander and Douglass have been missed.

Also, so far, all of Ballentine's former teams have beaten us in the first matchup this year... namely the Falcons and Lions. Also Jets only giving up a 2nd instead of a 1st. But hopefully we can change that with the Giants this week.

And from Wikipedia, I found this interesting

In the early morning hours of April 28, 2019, the Sunday following the 2019 NFL Draft, Ballentine was injured in a shooting in Topeka while he was attending an off-campus party. Ballentine's college roommate and defensive backfield teammate Dwane Simmons was killed in the shooting.


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