Defensive Player Analysis

Datone Jones: Good Complement to Matthews & Peppers?

  3 years ago     79 Views     2 Comments  

Coach McCarthy set a high bar for Datone Jones coming into the 2014 season. The reason the Packers selected Jones with their first pick was because he was supposed to give Dom Capers more flexibility and creativity on defense. This is the year the Packers see that creativity come to fruition. With the addition of Julius Peppers and presumed health of Clay Matthews, Dom Capers will be able to release the hounds this year. If, as many Packers fans hope, Ted Thompson is able to draft some help for the backend of the defense, we could see a big improvement…

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Off the Board at 21: Calvin Pryor

  3 years ago     72 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Packers fans are already anticipating the Packers' pick at number 21 in the 2014 draft. Who will it be? Here are some possibilities with stats, strengths, and weaknesses. With Green Bay planning to get Micah Hyde more involved in the defense and with Sam Shields signed and coming back, a LOT of Packers fans would love to see the Packers take Calvin Pryor with the number 21 pick this year. 'Course, that assumes he will still be on the board which at this point could be a long shot. Strengths: Pryor is a big-time hitter with good range and in the…

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Tramon Williams Missed Tackle or…

  4 years ago     79 Views     Leave your thoughts  

During the Bengals first drive of the day on Sunday, Tramon Williams missed tackling Sanu on the sidelines and allowed him to race up the sidelines for 32 before M.D. Jennings pushed him out of bounds. While Tramon should have made that tackle, the replay tells a bit of a different story about the play. (more…)

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Packers’ Lack of Talent on Defense Beginning to Take its Toll

  4 years ago     101 Views     2 Comments  

            The Dom Capers era in Green Bay got off to a booming start in 2009 when the defensive whiz turned a sluggish 4-3 unit into one of the NFC’s best. Without taking away from Capers’ accomplishments, the coordinator had a lot to work with. The Packers boasted at least five pro bowl-worthy defensive players in 2009 and 2010. Over the past two seasons, however, talent has seemingly disappeared from that side of the ball. Green Bay Packer Defense: Key Concerns The secondary has suffered the most severe demise, with noticeable declines in production out of Charles Woodson and Tramon…

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Nick Perry: Shifting Into High Gear

  4 years ago     105 Views     3 Comments  

I've been wondering what Nick Perry will bring to the Packer defense in his sophomore season. Technically speaking, he isn't a rookie any more. However, he spent most of last season on the sidelines, so he certainly doesn't have the experience most rookies have of at least taking part in practice. Still, Perry has had a year to absorb the defensive play book and study film and that alone should make him a better player out of the gates. Let's take a look at some clips of Nick from last season. Despite his short tenure on the field, there are…

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