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Defining the “Balanced Attack” Part 3

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In parts 1&2 of this series we talked about the role of the play callers and the running backs in creating a balanced offensive attack. Today we're going to talk about the role of the O-line in the Packers success against any defensive set. In my opinion Green Bay's ability to run block is the single biggest improvement the team has seen this year. If you'll recall this comes after a preseason which saw a lot of shake up on the offense of line. Before the season started the O-line for the Packers was very much in question and saw…

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Defining the “Balanced Attack” Part 2

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In the first part of this series, we tried to redefine the "balanced attack" on offense as one that has the pieces in place to deal with whatever the opposing defense throws at them. Getting closer to a 50/50 split between the run and the pass would have more to do with what makes most sense according to down and distance and what the defense was showing. With that in mind, it all starts with the play calling, and all the communication that takes place on and off the field. But success…

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Definining the “Balanced Attack” Part 1

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Packers fans have been calling for a more "balanced offensive attack" for several years now, and rightly so. But the thought struck me this week..."What does that mean?" Most of the time when you hear of a balanced attack people mean they want more of a 50/50 split between the run and the pass. And when NFL announcers talk about the new Packers run game they often mention that we hadn't had a 100 yard rusher in 44 games before this season, but is this really a good way to look at it? I think not. (more…)

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Week 6 Takeaways

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As every NFL head coach will tell you, it is difficult to win on the road when committing mistakes in all three phases of the game. And despite a number of dropped passes by the wide receiver corps and a bonehead play by John Kuhn on a blocked punt, the Packers managed to pull out a win over the defending Super Bowl champs. Most impressive was the defense’s ability to play three quarters of lights-out football in Clay Matthews’s absence. The Positives Eddie Lacy Lacy was the primary provider of offensive rhythm on a day in which James Jones and…

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Week 5 Takeaways

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The final score of the Packers’ Week 5 meeting with Detroit suggested that they turned in the exact type of rebound performance needed after their bitter loss to Cincinnati two weeks ago. In reality, Green Bay’s victory was sloppy and error-filled, as a sleepy Packers team took advantage of Calvin Johnson’s absence and keyed in on the electric Reggie Bush. At the same time, nine points allowed by the defense and 449 yards worth of offense is impressive regardless of the opponent. Positives Pass Rush A normally-sluggish pass rush was able to drop Matthew Stafford four times on Sunday, despite…

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