Everyone has a theory as to what is wrong with the Packers defense. Perhaps all the theories are just symptoms of the greater problem: the defense is playing flat, reactive, and needs a change so disruptive that it is able to transform it back into the playmaking defense of 2010. C.D. Angeli resurrects his Kitchen Analogy to study it.
Opinons differ on UCLA defensive linemen Datone Jones whether he’s able to fit in the Green Bay Packers’ defensive system.
The exposure of the Packers’ 3-4 defense against the read-option offense has some folks calling for a switch to a 4-3 scheme. It’s time to quit worrying about the scheme and start worrying about the kind of players we are bringing in.
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.
To keep up with spread-out offenses in the NFL, the Packers could be looking at using defensive players in specialty roles that fit their skill set.
According to head coach Mike McCarthy, he’d like to see more of his 3-4 defense and few subpackages like the nickel defense in 2012.
Bob McGinn reports that the Packers are planning on moving Ryan Pickett back to the nose tackle position he excelled at back in 2009.
Don’t be so quick to count out the veteran linebacker. He’ll most likely return to Green Bay for a ninth season.
Fresno State’s Chris Carter has been working out with former Patriots outside linebacker Willie McGinest to get ready for the NFL.
General manager Ted Thompson looks for at the individual player instead of the defensive system athletes played in college.
The switch made before the season to place B.J. Raji at nose tackle and Ryan Pickett at end has paid dividends for the Packers in the form of a Super Bowl appearance.
The Lions ate up the Packers’ pressure defense with a wide variety of screen passes back in October. Expect Dom Capers to adjust his defense accordingly.
Morgan Burnett will go through many ups and downs. Fans shouldn’t write Atari Bigby off just yet.
Chris Squire returns to CHTV to write about Charles Woodson’s importance to the Packers’ 3-4 defense.
Dom Capers must adjust his coverage schemes to fit the personnel on hand, rather than forcing them to play zone coverage – poorly.
Good to see Cullen ‘Big Sexy’ Jenkins and Johnny ‘Doesn’t Need A Nickname Because His Real One Is So Cool’ Jolly get recognized for their great play on Sunday night. Of course, regular readers of Cheesehead TV were not surprised by what they saw out of the dynamic duo. What’s funny is remembering when the [...]
At his press conference Sunday, Mike McCarthy had the following to say about the defensive line: So we’re trying to, if you recall two years ago we had an excellent rotation we felt in the defensive line, and we’re trying to get back to that. It’s a little thing, but it’s incredibly important. The game [...]
Mike Vandermause’s column this morning is actually spot on, save for one important distinction: They used one measly sixth-rounder to select defensive end Jarius Wynn on Sunday. That means Cullen Jenkins, Johnny Jolly, Mike Montgomery, Justin Harrell and maybe even Ryan Pickett, can hold down the fort. No, no, no, no, no. Thompson should dial [...]
…just how large an improvement having Dom Capers implementing and calling the defense is going to make? I keep seeing and hearing people saying things like “Dom Capers can’t work miracles” – well, let me tell you something: After the last three years, what you’ll be seeing on the defensive side of the ball will [...]
…under Bob Sanders that I expect to see quite a bit of from Capers, illuminated here in a great write up on the evolution of the zone-blitz from Greg Cosell: Have a defensive lineman and/or a linebacker take a couple of steps forward, initially showing rush. This immediately engages an offensive linemen, who sets to [...]