According to ESPN.com, Burnett "broke on the ball but looked like he was trying to swat a fly rather than making an aggressive move toward the ball." Said coach Mike McCarthy: “I mean, playmaking, you go get the football.”
Still, McCarthy said Burnett is nowhere near a bust. Burnett, who had 96 tackles and three fumble recoveries in the regular season, would benefit from better play at the other safety position, the coach added.
"We just didn't get it done and I don't think that was a lack of ability, because the ability is there," safeties coach Darren Perry told the paper. "We just have to make sure we're consistent."
Burnett led the team with three fumble recoveries, but also paced the Packers with 17 missed tackles. Coach Mike McCarthy said immediately after the season that he wants more "impact players" on defense.
Green Bay could give a longer look to
The eight tackles were actually the fewest he's had in four games. He's averaging 8.0 in 10 games this season.
Burnett has 37 tackles (22 solo) in four November games. He's totaled 62 tackles (36 solo) in eight games this season.
He'll face the Vikings in Week 12.
|2010||Green Bay Packers||4||14||12.0||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||16||107||78.0||29||1||3||0||0.0||0||0||11|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||16||123||88.0||35||2||2||1||0.5||1||0||5|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||13||96||60.0||36||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||6|
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|2011||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||2||0||2||25||2||0|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||13||0||0||0||0||3||12||3||1|
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