Keep Woodson On Evans, Count On Edge Pressure
One of Dom Capers biggest assets in this defense is his ability to move cornerback Charles Woodson all over the field. Woodson will line up at the traditional corner position, come inside and play the slot, take snaps at a sort of rover-safety position - he even took a handful of snaps at linebacker last year.
This Sunday against the Bills Capers should be able to shelve most of that and let Woodson concentrate on covering the Bill's one true legitimate threat in the receiving corps - wide receiver Lee Evans.
The need to send all sorts of exotic blitz packages at Buffalo quarterback Trent Edwards is mitigated by the fact that the Bills sport two of the worst offensive tackles in the league - Demetrius Bell and Cornell Green. Clay Matthews and Brad Jones should be more than able to apply pressure off the edge.
One wrinkle the Packers defense showed last week that could come in handy is the delay blitz Clay Matthews came on from the inside linebacker spot, seen below:
It looks like he may have been assigned to spy the running back out of the backfield and when the runner got tied up in pass pro, Matthews just shot the gap. Or it may have been a true delay blitz. Either way, against a team that will be sure to try and get the ball in space to its number one pick, electrifying running back C.J. Spiller, playing zone in the flats and then delaying Matthews up the middle would be a good way to go.
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