Defensive Player Analysis

The Second Year Players Part 1: Dean Lowry

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It is a little known fact that Dean Lowry had as many tackles and more tackles for loss than Joey Bosa when they entered the draft last year. This is an even more interesting statistic in that they both played in the Big 10. Lowry is now a second year player with a lot of upside, not just that his physical ceiling is high (at 6'6" he can add mass) but Lowry also flashed play-making ability in his rookie campaign. While his tackles were much lower, a lot of that had to do with the fact that Lowry didn't have…

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You Make the Call: Josh Jones’ Focus Week One

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It's time for another Packer Nation head-to-head poll. One of the most exciting players that the Packers drafted this year is Josh Jones. With the exit of Micah Hyde there was a need for a versatile guy on the Packers' defense that could play multiple positions and crash the box if necessary. Jones checks all those boxes. At 6'1 5/8" and 220 pounds with 3.4 speed, Jones is the total package. As a "replacement for Micah" though, he won't have the veteran savvy so his response time may be a little slower right out of the gate. So all this…

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The Difference Makers: Kenny Clark

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How big of a difference can Kenny Clark make?  I think it can be a profound difference for a defense that needed backfield help and got it, but also has the benefit in Kenny Clark of an up-and-comer on the Packers defensive line. There are many reasons to believe that Clark will be better than last year, there are reasons to believe that an improvement from Clark can benefit the defense as a whole. Let's dive right into some of them now.  (more…)

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Will the Defense Prove Daniels Right?

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Mike Daniels said in a recent interview that he is visualizing the Packers in the Super Bowl next year. With Aaron Rodgers at quarterback and the newly added Martellus Bennett locked and loaded along with the wide receiver corps that has always been strong and is now deep, the offense should be one of the most dynamic in the league.  But the Packers cannot expect to go the distance without better play from the defense. Daniels seems to believe that the Packers defense is due to bounce back but will the group prove Daniels right?  (more…)

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