Call Tramon Williams a shutdown corner
Cornerback Tramon Williams.Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The term "shutdown corner" is sometimes thrown around too often, and perhaps should only be applied to those who truly put big fat goose eggs in the receivers' stat lines.
But that title is one Green Bay Packers Tramon Williams may be deserving for his performance in the last three of four consecutive victories.
"As a matter of fact, I didn't give up any (catches) the last three games," said Williams with pride on "Packers Live," which airs on TODAY'S TMJ4 and NBC26.
Williams was matched up with Greg Jennings for most of the Packers' 44-31 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Jennings had one catch for nine yards, with Williams reportedly shutting his former teammate out.
Williams also credited the entire defense for dominating Adrian Peterson.
"Got it done. Anytime you can come in and hold AP to 60 yards, giving him the ball 13 times, we'll take that any given day."
Some of that defensive dominance came in one play in the open field where Williams was the last line of defense between Peterson and a long touchdown run.
"It's tough," Williams admitted.
"I just stuck to my fundamentals and do what I had to do to get him down."