Justin Hardee was dominating every punt.
Single coverage. Double coverage. Didn’t matter. The Saints gunner was on a tear early in the season, and he made every rep look the same. Beat the jammer off the line, get down the field, force a fair catch. The precision and predictability of his success were like that of a Swiss watch.
After seeing Hardee win over and over, the Packers decided to try something different and have their jammer line up about 7 yards down the field so he wouldn’t get blown away off the line of scrimmage. This was basically like a cornerback playing off coverage against a wide receiver who beats jams. The approach was unique, and Green Bay deserves credit for that, but Hardee still beat the guy down the field.