Safeties coach Darren Perry called it “huge” to have Burnett back because he “gives you a sense of comfort and a sense of excitement” because of his potential as a difference-maker.
“He’s got the ability to make plays in the run and the pass game. And we look for him taking that next step. We think this is going to be the year,” Perry said. “I think as long as he continues to progress, we’ll be very pleased with the way he plays.”
The hope is that the Packers will feel the same way about the secondary as a whole come Sunday evening.
“I don’t know if you can truly stop (Johnson), but you certainly can do some things to try to limit his explosiveness,” Perry said. “We’ll have our hands full, but our guys are looking forward to the challenge. And just like every week in the National Football League, you’ve got to be at your best. Otherwise, you’re subject to be embarrassed if you’re not.”
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