defense

Oh, So the Packers Run a 4-3 Defense and it Sucks?

Dom Capers

The Green Bay Packers have been experimenting with the 4-3 defense. We’ll call the results mixed, but mostly because guys can’t substitute properly.

Look For Packers to Step Up Pass Rush This Week

Clay Matthews

The Green Bay Packers will step up their pass rush against the Cincinnati Bengals now that they’re finally facing at team that doesn’t run read-option.

Packers Safeties Might Have to Play Better

Jerron McMillian

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says the team’s safeties might have to play better. Really? The good news is Morgan Burnett looks ready to go.

Packers Will Be Leaning on Their Defense

Green Bay Packers Johnny Jolly in preseason game 2

The Green Bay Packers will be relying on their defense out of the gate, according to coach Mike McCarthy. Laughable? Maybe not so much.

Packers Didn’t Practice Read Option Before Facing 49ers

Colin Kaepernick

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers has admitted his team didn’t practice the read option before facing the 49ers in the playoffs. Huh?

Packers Sending Coaches to College to Study Read-Option

Dom Capers

The Green Bay Packers might actually have some idea of how to defend the read-option the next time they see it. Their coaches are getting a college course in defending it.

Packers Could Play 4-3

Dom Capers

The additions the Green Bay Packers made along the defensive line in the offseason could mean the team will end up playing some 4-3 defense instead of their traditional 3-4.

Holding A Late Lead, Packers’ Defense is Dominant

Charles Woodson

We’ve been ragging on the Green Bay Packers defense lately, but when you look at the statistics, they almost always do their job when they need to most. Just take a look at this list of wins, which were largely sealed by the defense.

No Need To Panic About Defense Yet

Matt Hasselbeck

For the second week in a row, the Green Bay Packers offense looked unstoppable, while their defense looked suspect — this time in a 27-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Just as they did against Cleveland a week earlier, the Packers employed a vanilla version of their defense. Unlike last year, when the team was […]

Packers Have A Little Work To Do On Defense

Benjamin Watson

We don’t put a lot of stock in preseason football, but it’s clear after the Green Bay Packers 27-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night the Packers defense needs to address some issues. By the time the starters departed in the second quarter, the Browns had a 21-14 lead. The game seems eerily […]

Collins: We Want No. 1 Defense

Green Bay Packers’ safety Nick Collins made no bones about it. The Packers want to have the NFL’s No. 1 defense in 2010. “We want to be the No. 1 overall defense,” Collins said. “We want everybody to talk about us, not talk about what we could be.” That might be tough for a number […]

Expect Matthews To Rush From Just About Everywhere

It’s become apparent that Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews will be coming at quarterbacks from places other than just his customary spot at right outside linebacker. Matthews rushed the quarterback from the inside linebacker position several times during minicamp, a move that appears to be part of the evolution of Dom Capers’ defense […]

Mike Nolan Spurned Packers For Family

Since we’ve been foaming at the mouth for the past two days about Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings’ playoff implosion, we’ve ultimately ignored some Green Bay Packers “news.” One of those items is the fact that former Denver Broncos and current Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Mike Nolan admitted that he turned the Packers down […]

Packers May Be in Market For a Big-Time Pass Rusher

Julius Peppers

The Green Bay Packers defensive deficiencies were exposed against the Arizona Cardinals – lack of secondary depth and linebackers who can’t cover. While the Packers need to address these things in offseason, the real difference maker could be a big-time pass rusher. Let’s look at the obvious deficiencies first. The cornerback position is well stocked […]

Capers Defensive Strategy is Curious

This guy shouldnt be covering anyones No. 1 receiver.

Or maybe it’s Dom Capers lack of defensive strategy that’s curious. Either way, the Green Bay Packers defense is a strange beast. One second, they’re dominant. The next… eh, not so much. We are talking about the third-ranked unit in the NFL, but Sunday’s win over the San Francisco 49ers showed just how Jeykl and […]

Packers Finally Crank Up the Blitz

Nick Barnett recorded two sacks on Sunday. Photo: Mark Hoffman

The main reason the Green Bay Packers beat the surging Dallas Cowboys 17-7 on Sunday was their defense, and the main reason their defense played so well is because they blitzed more than they have all season. According to ESPN, the Packers blitzed just over 50 percent of the time on Sunday – a marked […]

Did Packers Get Right Defensive Coordinator?

When the Green Bay Packers fired defensive coordinator Bob Sanders in January, coach Mike McCarthy interviewed Gregg Williams, then the former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator, and Mike Nolan, then the former San Francisco 49ers coach. Williams’ story is well documented. He had interviewed with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton prior to visiting Green Bay. […]

The Packers Defensive Resurgence Begins On The Line And A Few Other Notes

No, it wasn’t lost on us. We pointed out how well the Green Bay Packers defense played in week one both during the game and in the aftermath. That, however, has been somewhat lost in the blather surrounding the terrible performance of the Packers offensive line. It should be noted, though, both Cullen Jenkins and […]

Green Bay Packers: 5 Reasons for Excitement

Hi. Im here to save Mike McCarthys job.

With training camp beginning at the end of the month, I am starting to get excited for the upcoming Green Bay Packers season. Since we’re in the down time between the Packers mini-camp and training camp, I figured now is as good a time as any to get you excited too. There are some very […]

Al Harris: Fuck You Guys!

Don

Don’t ever question me, motherfucker! The Green Bay Packers have been lucky enough to have one of the top cornerbacks in the game for the past six seasons in Al Harris. In his early Packers career, I used to refer to him as “Solid,” i.e. Al “Solid” Harris, because that’s what he was – not […]