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All Entries in the "Packer Defense" Category

Railbird Central Podcast: On the Defensive

Railbird Central Podcast: On the Defensive

Nathan Jahnke of ProFootballFocus.com joins Railbird Central for the final time of the season.

Green Bay Packers 2012 Report Card Grades: Defense

Green Bay Packers 2012 Report Card Grades: Defense

The Green Bay Packers got A-level performances in 2012 from Clay Matthews, Casey Hayward and Sam Shields.

Credit Capers, Matthews for Improved Pass Rush in 2012

Credit Capers, Matthews for Improved Pass Rush in 2012

The Packers have 35 sacks this season, sixth-most in the NFL and a major improvement from a year ago.

Packers Among League Leaders in Breaking Up Passes

Packers Among League Leaders in Breaking Up Passes

Cornerbacks Casey Hayward and Tramon Williams are among the NFL leaders in passes defended.

Healthy Packers Secondary Raises Questions About Playing Time

Healthy Packers Secondary Raises Questions About Playing Time

The Green Bay Packers are soon to return both Charles Woodson and Sam Shields. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers must now figure out how to split the snaps for his deep secondary.

Point of Veau: Young Secondary Gets Serving of Humble Pie at the Perfect Time

Point of Veau: Young Secondary Gets Serving of Humble Pie at the Perfect Time

The future is bright for defensive backs like Casey Hayward, Davon House and Jerron McMillian, but their up-and-down performance last week should serve as a wake-up call.

Depth of Packers Defensive Line Being Tested

Depth of Packers Defensive Line Being Tested

With Jerel Worthy and Mike Neal on the injury report this week, the Packers are currently down to only four healthy defensive lineman on their roster.

Point of Veau: Burnett Coming Off Best Game of His Career

Point of Veau: Burnett Coming Off Best Game of His Career

Safety Morgan Burnett is worthy of praise after his superlative performance coming against the Jacksonville Jaguars this past weekend.

Point of Veau: Hawk, Weight Loss, Coaching Staff All Credited for Improved Play

Point of Veau: Hawk, Weight Loss, Coaching Staff All Credited for Improved Play

A.J. Hawk is having arguably his best season in the NFL in 2012. His fiery play and recent weight loss are factors, as is the coaching staff's decision to limit the linebacker's playing time.

Worthy on the Rise in Rookie Season

Worthy on the Rise in Rookie Season

Second-round draft choice Jerel Worthy is showing improvement as the Packers are about to hit the midway mark of their season.

Patience the Name of the Game for Packers Rookie Nick Perry

Patience the Name of the Game for Packers Rookie Nick Perry

Packers first-round pick Nick Perry has gotten off to a quiet start in 2012. But if Clay Matthews in 2009 taught us anything, it's that patience is required.

Green Bay Packers Report Card: Defense, First Quarter

Green Bay Packers Report Card: Defense, First Quarter

The Green Bay Packers finished the first quarter of their 2012 season 2-2. We grade every defensive position after four games.

Packers: Pumping the Brakes on Defense's Encouraging Start

Packers: Pumping the Brakes on Defense's Encouraging Start

The defense of the 2012 Green Bay Packers has been statistically miles ahead of its 2011 counterpart, but let's pump the brakes on crowning this unit so early.

Key To Victory? Easy, Stop The Run

Key To Victory? Easy, Stop The Run

The Packers defense had trouble stopping the run last year. Will this season be any different?

How Packers Have Fared Against Rookie Quarterbacks Under Dom Capers

How Packers Have Fared Against Rookie Quarterbacks Under Dom Capers

The Packers will face their sixth rookie quarterback in the Dom Capers era Monday night in Seattle. Here's how they fared in five previous rookie scenarios.

Done with Dom

Done with Dom

The issues that plagued the Packers defense in 2011 are the same ones that appeared in the Packers' season opening loss to the 49ers, and defensive coordinator Dom Capers is to blame.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Cornerbacks

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Cornerbacks

In the best-case scenario, Tramon Williams returns to his 2010 form, but in the worst-case, Davon House's injury keeps him on the sideline for much of 2012.

Packers Daily Links: Starting Positions in Secondary Still Unsettled

Packers Daily Links: Starting Positions in Secondary Still Unsettled

Starting positions at safety and cornerback are still up the air. That and more in today's Daily Links...

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Inside Linebackers

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Inside Linebackers

In the best-case scenario, D.J. Smith makes nearly 150 tackles in 2012. But in the worst-case scenario, it's another disappointing season from A.J. Hawk with few sacks, interceptions and forced fumbles.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Outside Linebackers

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Outside Linebackers

In the best-case scenario, Clay Matthews reverts to the player who got 13.5 sacks in 2010. But in the worst-case scenario, Nick Perry plays no better than Erik Walden did a year ago.

Packers vs. Browns: 5 Things You Could Watch But Certainly Don't Have To

Packers vs. Browns: 5 Things You Could Watch But Certainly Don't Have To

The Green Bay Packers host the Cleveland Browns Thursday from Lambeau Field. Zach lists five things you could watch during the Packers' second preseason game of 2012.

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Defensive Linemen

Best & Worst Case Scenarios: 2012 Packers Defensive Linemen

In the best-case scenario Jerel Worthy is the next coming of Cullen Jenkins, but in the worst-case scenario, Mike Neal and Anthony Hargrove are remembered more for their suspensions than anything they do on the field.

Examining an Underrated Aspect of the Packers Defense in 2011

Examining an Underrated Aspect of the Packers Defense in 2011

The Packers defense was historically poor in terms of yardage allowed in 2011. But its ability to cause turnovers remained despite the mountains of yards. We examine how the offense turned those turnovers into points last season.

Packers Daily Links: Raji Takes to Boxing

Packers Daily Links: Raji Takes to Boxing

On the advice of the Bears' Julius Peppers, B.J. Raji took up boxing in the offseason. That and more in today's Daily Links...

5 Quick Takes From the First Day of Packers Training Camp

5 Quick Takes From the First Day of Packers Training Camp

The Green Bay Packers opened their 2012 training camp Thursday. We give five quick takes from the first day of organized practice for the 2012 season.

McCarthy: Bishop Has Calf Strain, No Time Table Set

McCarthy: Bishop Has Calf Strain, No Time Table Set

Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop was discovered to have a calf strain, according to coach Mike McCarthy.

Woodson at Safety, Bush at Corner on First Day of Training Camp

Woodson at Safety, Bush at Corner on First Day of Training Camp

Charles Woodson lined up at safety and Jarrett Bush at cornerback when the Packers lined up in their 3-4 defense during Thursday's practice session.

Railbird Central Podcast: Players Report to Training Camp

Railbird Central Podcast: Players Report to Training Camp

Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel joins Railbird Central for a pre-training camp preview.

Railbird Central Podcast: Defensive Line Preview

Railbird Central Podcast: Defensive Line Preview

Railbird Central continues its pre-training camp position previews with a look at the defensive line.

Free, Sober Johnny Jolly Applies for Reinstatement to NFL

Free, Sober Johnny Jolly Applies for Reinstatement to NFL

Out of jail and sober 8 months, Johnny Jolly is attempting a comeback to the NFL. His first step? Getting reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

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