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Thursday, September 22, 2011
BBAO: Charlie Peprah understands job

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

It's difficult to have a single reaction to the Green Bay Packers' loss of safety Nick Collins. On the one hand, the Packers can feel confident that replacement Charlie Peprah successfully navigated an in-season transition at the other safety spot last season. But on the other hand, Peprah was asked to replace a rookie -- Morgan Burnett -- and not take on the role of one of the NFL's best at his position.

Peprah appears to understand that dynamic. Here are the reassuring words he provided to Wisconsin media Wednesday, via Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com: "I think that's the thing you've got to know: I'm not going to go out there and make things look the way Nick made it look. But I'm going to get the job done, and I'm going to do it right, and I'm going to make plays. ..."

As we've discussed before, the Packers have a much bigger task at hand in replacing Collins than they did last year with Burnett. But Peprah will give them a professional effort and performance, and they are fortunate to have him in this position for consecutive years.

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