Respect is something the Green Bay Packers are getting a lot of these days. With their 5-0 start and juggernaut offense, how couldn't they be?
Sure, the defense hasn't lived up to expectations, but it looks as though it'll be tough to beat the Packers in a shootout.
While much of the love is directed towards Aaron Rodgers, some of the other Packers aren't getting the respect they deserve.
In fact, some are actually consistently being dissed.
It's time to finally give respect to these four Packer players who aren't getting the respect they deserve.
While Mason Crosby was a free agent this past summer, some Green Bay fans claimed that it would be best for Crosby to be let go.
Green Bay's management re-signed Crosby to the discontent of some.
What has he done to prove he belongs?
Crosby has nailed 20-of-20 extra points, 9-of-9 field goals and has a long of 56.
It's annoying to hear how Tramon Williams hasn't been as good this year as he was last year.
Williams was being talked about as one of the top corners in the league but has been part of a bad Packer pass defense.
When complaining about his performance, some don't remember to include the fact that he injured his shoulder badly earlier in the season.
He hasn't been able to use his normally effective bump-and-run coverage due to his hurt shoulder.
On the other hand, Williams has improved from his first few games, so cut him some slack.
I can't find the link anymore, but somewhere on Bleacher Report was the inclusion of James Starks on a trade rumors list.
Tell me, why would the Packers trade James Starks?
Grant is still effective but will be getting too old in a year or two, and if Grant goes down again, rookie Alex Green would have to step up into a huge role.
That, coupled with the fact that some are skeptical of Starks, means he isn't getting his fair share of respect.
Listen, we know only one sack through five games is inexcusable for someone like Clay Matthews, who had 13.5 sacks a year ago.
However, some act as though he completely disappears during the game. He doesn't.
On a lot of the plays in which he doesn't drop back into coverage, Matthews is a second away from getting that sack.
Matthews is creating pressure, and though his statistics don't show it, he's still been one of the most disruptive forces on an underachieving Green Bay defense.