Of the four big additions that the Green Bay Packers made in free agency this offseason, one consistently flies under the radar. Guard Billy Turner isn’t a loud player or one who demands a lot of attention, nor does the position he plays lend itself to stardom.
Meanwhile, a returning veteran who came back last year for a second stint with the team is in a similar spot. Tramon Williams has provided a steadying presence for the younger defensive backs on the team’s roster, all of whom look up to him much in the way that he looked up to Charles Woodson and Al Harris during his early days.
As the season goes on, Turner should remain in the lineup barring injury, while Williams will probably take fewer and fewer snaps, provided that the rest of the DBs stay healthy. But while the two players go about their business in rather different ways, both are making impacts on their teammates on and off the field, and it’s nice to see both men feeling good about their careers and the direction of the team.
That and more in today’s curds.
Packers admire 'old school' Tramon Williams' play, if not his choice of music - ESPN
Tramon's playlist is a little 'old school' for Jaire Alexander, but when it comes to what happens on the football field, all of the younger DBs look up to him.
Packers right guard Billy Turner radiates 'good vibes' in intriguing fashion | Packersnews.com
Turner is a fascinating person off the field, with his dreadlocks and unique sense of fashion. But that energy translates to the football field, and has rubbed off on his new teammates quickly.
Packers’ big play jump-started offense | Packers.com
There's only one choice for the drive of the game in week one, which got started thanks to a big play off play-action.
Among new NFL head coaches, Matt LaFleur was only to win in Week 1 | Packers Wire
The NFL has eight first-year head coaches this year, but six lost in their debuts and a seventh tied (Arizona's Kliff Kingsbury).
Antonio Brown accused of raping former trainer in federal lawsuit | SI.com
This was the big news on Tuesday evening. The lawsuit alleges multiple instances of sexual misconduct that culminated in rape in the spring of 2018. So far there is no word on how the NFL or the New England Patriots will deal with Brown amid the allegations.
Just not cricket: Australian charged $68,000 for a beer in Britain - Reuters
It's unclear if a snarky British bartender charged the Aussie journalist about 100,000 Australian dollars for the beer because he was in for a cricket match, or if it was simply an honest mistake.