At the end of a pretty pedestrian opinion piece, Michael Hunt actually makes an excellent point:
However the Packers arrange their front henceforth, something had to change. And you’ll know it’s working when running backs are no longer being tackled 12 yards downfield by safeties and the PA guy is calling A.J. Hawk’s name more than once a game... What's required are the proper assistants to motivate the grunts who will take a beating so that the outside people may be freed to greet the quarterback.
Well, that and players who can actually tackle.
It's the last point that is the biggest problem facing the Packers defense.
I wrote it back in September and it bears repeating - this is a terrible tackling team. (Watching the Atlanta and Tampa games again has been a splash of cold water in this regard...) No scheme that has been devised can cover up for a team that can't tackle the ball carrier. Capers, and more importantly, McCarthy, need to address this on the first day of training camp. The technique was allowed to get way too sloppy under Sanders and a return to basics is long overdue.
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