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Shields, Whitt Form Dynamic Duo

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Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt knew Sam Shields would become a "very good football player." That's what he predicted during the first week of OTAs ... back in 2010. At the time, Whitt said he had rated Shields as the "most talented" cornerback in that draft class. With a big contract, Shields has backed up Whitt's faith.

Joe Whitt saw this coming four years ago. After the first organized team activity in 2010, Whitt — the Green Bay Packers' cornerbacks coach — had this to say about undrafted rookie cornerback Sam Shields: "Athletically, he's as gifted as anybody in that room, if not the most gifted guy in the room, ability-wise. Very young to football. Doesn't really know football yet. Once he understands it, he...

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