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During the Packers' Super Bowl run in 2010, Williams was arguably the best defensive player the team had. He had a career-high in interceptions, as he played his first season as a full-time starter. He made big plays throughout the season and shut down other team's top receivers, which helped Charles Woodson roam the field and make plays at different positions.
Then came the 2011 season.
Week 1 of the 2011 season was the beginning of a very long year for Williams.
Williams hurt his shoulder trying to make a tackle when safety Nick Collins ran into it, causing him to miss the rest of the game and miss a full game against the Panthers in Week 2.
Although Williams came back and didn't miss time the rest of the year, he never seemed right, or felt right for that matter. This led to Williams losing a lot of his coverage numbers, and just being flat-out beaten by receivers who he shut down in 2010.
Many people want to say that 2010 was a fluke year and last season was the real Williams, but I don't believe that. When Williams is fully healthy, he can compete with the best of them.
With a full offseason to recover and deal with the embarrassment of the 2011 season, it will be interesting to watch this preseason and see if Williams' shoulder is fully healed.
If it isn't, then the Packers are in trouble, but if his shoulder is just a little bit better, look for him to get back into Pro Bowl form.