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All Entries in the "Secondary" Category

X's & O's: Cover 2 - Much More Than You Think

X's & O's: Cover 2 - Much More Than You Think

"Paul Ott Carruth", an anonymous former player and coach, breaks down the many different aspects of what is known as Cover 2.

X's & O's: Decker's TD Reception

X's & O's: Decker's TD Reception

"Paul Ott Carruth", an anonymous former player and coach, breaks down the first touchdown pass given up by the Packers on Sunday.

Time For Shields To Toughen Up

Time For Shields To Toughen Up

Sam Shields is tied for the league lead in missed tackles - and hasn't displayed a whole lot of "want to" when it comes to contact.

X's & O's: Busted Coverage? Maybe Not

X's & O's: Busted Coverage? Maybe Not

"Paul Ott Carruth", an anonymous former player and coach, breaks down the Bears' 32 yard touchdown pass to Kellen Davis.

Williams Has A Chance To Play; Neal Has Surgery

Williams Has A Chance To Play; Neal Has Surgery

Mike McCarthy told reporters today that cornerback Tramon Williams has a chance to play on Sunday, while defensive end Mike Neal will miss "significant time."

Shields Needs To Depend On Technique, Not Athleticism

Shields Needs To Depend On Technique, Not Athleticism

The second year cornerback had a pedestrian summer followed by an uneven game against the Saints. While its nowhere near time to panic, Shields has some work to do.

The Curious Case of Jarrett Bush

The Curious Case of Jarrett Bush

Or: Why Jarrett Bush Should Be Moved To Safety Exclusively

Key To A Packers Victory: Defense

Key To A Packers Victory: Defense

The Packers must limit the big-plays when Ben Roethlisberger breaks contain by plastering the Steelers receivers.

Excellent Question From Total Packers

Excellent Question From Total Packers

Monty asks "Whatever Happened To Brandon Underwood?"

Primary Force: Packers Secondary Has Been Solid

Primary Force: Packers Secondary Has Been Solid

Most people expected Charles Woodson and Nick Collins to be good, but did anyone expect Tramon Williams and Charlie Peprah to be this good?

McCarthy Won't Name Starter Opposite Collins

McCarthy Won't Name Starter Opposite Collins

Mike McCarthy refused to name his starting strong safety for Sunday nights game against the Vikings.

Troubling Signs For the Defense

Troubling Signs For the Defense

Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick were unable to expose some significant coverage issues in the Packers secondary.

Shields Should Get Nod In Nickel

Shields Should Get Nod In Nickel

The Packers would just be wasting time playing Brandon Underwood or Pat Lee ahead of Sam Sheilds.

What's With The Cushion In the Secondary?

What's With The Cushion In the Secondary?

Again and again on Saturday night we saw the secondary giving the Browns' receivers huge cushions. Why?

Packers Suddenly Thin At Safety

Packers Suddenly Thin At Safety

With Atari Bigby, Will Blackmon and Derrick Martin all out of last night's practice, the Packers were down to four healthy safeties.

Pass Coverage Proves Problematic

Pass Coverage Proves Problematic

The personnel at cornerback and inside linebacker remain largely unchanged from a year ago. Can they improve in an area that was exposed by veteran quarterbacks a year ago?

Tandem and Bunch Formations: Capers' Kryptonite

Tandem and Bunch Formations: Capers' Kryptonite

An excellent look at the offensive concepts that gave Capers' defense such problems last year.

Underwood 'Most Improved' Says McCarthy

Underwood 'Most Improved' Says McCarthy

Mike McCarthy singled out second year cornerback Brandon Underwood in his press conference yesterday as the most improved player of those heading into their second year.

Burnett Around The Ball

Burnett Around The Ball

Rookie safety Morgan Burnett spent today's practice getting his hands on the football. Why is Atari Bigby not signing his tender again?

A Season Full Of Shootouts?

A Season Full Of Shootouts?

Football Outsiders reason that the Packers could be in for a season full of shootouts. Unfortunatley, they use some faulty logic reaching that conclusion.

Packers Should Look At Atogwe (But Won't)

Packers Should Look At Atogwe (But Won't)

The Packers would do well to consider signing O.J. Atogwe to upgrade the safety position across from Nick Collins. Of course, they won't.

Blackmon Moved To Safety

Blackmon Moved To Safety

Will Blackmon is being moved to safety. The move prompts several questions which will need to be answered over the course of the summer.

I Was Right The First Time

I Was Right The First Time

Let it be known - I agree with Mike Vandermause. (I may as well give up now) In light of the fact that I completely contradicted myself earlier this week, I went back and watched the three games that McCarthy and Capers are no doubt going to pay the most attention to when reviewing tape this offseason - the second Vikings game, the Steelers game, and the Cardinal playoff game. And despite the secondary being torched repeatedly in those contests, especially in the playoff game, I'm pretty sure my first take was the correct one - an improved pass rush, namely a compliment to Matthews who can win a one-on-one at the line of scrimmage, will solve a lot of problems the Packers had against Favre, Roethlisberger and Warner. In looking at the secondary, I fell victim to what I call looking through the "offseason-lens" - where you remember every big play, both good and bad, but forget that there are hundreds of other plays that happened inbetween. Going back and watching the three games in question, you can see the potential in Brandon Underwood. Josh Bell is not nearly the liability that that final pass against Pittsburgh makes you remember him as. Improvement from those two players alone will go a long way in shoring things up on the back end of the defense. And this is even before counting on anything from Al Harris, Will Blackmon or Pat Lee.

Secondary Is Most Pressing Issue

Secondary Is Most Pressing Issue

With Chad Clifton back in the fold, the beleaguered Packers secondary is now the number one area of concern for the Green Bay Packers, no matter...

On Defense, It's (Mostly) The Players

On Defense, It's (Mostly) The Players

Good stuff from Tom Silverstein today about McCarthy needing to get to the bottom of the issues his defense had against the likes of the Cardinals...

IQs Around the Packer Blogosphere...

IQs Around the Packer Blogosphere...

...did they just drop suddenly? Does the prospect of overpaying for marginal talent and the Packers annual removal from the process just cause...

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