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Say It Out Loud: Clifton Is Slipping

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Say It Out Loud: Clifton Is Slipping

On a day where most if not all of the attention of Packer Nation will be on the results of Aaron Rodgers' MRI, one small but significant point should be made:

Chad Clifton's play is starting to slip.

He has now gone four straight games with at least one holding call and allowed a sack yesterday - on a three step drop. Not to mention his liability in the running game, which has always been so easy to forgive due to his prowess at stonewalling the opponents pass rush. But the last four weeks have shown us a player starting to lose his once impeccable standards when it comes to keeping his quarterback safe. And no, this is not a reaction to the sack that led to Rodgers' final, game killing interception. That is completely on Rodgers. But well before that play, Clifton had started to show very troubling signs in the passing game, which will only be magnified if the Packers are forced to start Matt Flynn at quarterback.

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packerhigh's picture

Ted Thompson Mike McCarthy are at fault for not drafting a high guard or tackle. I have been listening to Mike talk about "footwork", "pad level", and "fundamentals". He always promises to "clean that up this week" Each passing week it the line looks weaker.
Can't they try a different course? Clifton is only part of the problem.

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