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Nothing Set in Stone on Defense

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Dom Capers' defense finished the 2011 season 32nd in total defense and 32nd versus the pass. Perhaps it's not surprising that - despite the six defensive players added in the draft - the unit enters training camp with questions all over the place. The Packers have responded well from defensively challenging seasons in the past (2009) and must do so in 2012 to have a shot at returning to the big game. (more…)

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Quick Recap of the Packers Draft

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Ted Thompson's eighth draft as Packers GM may have been the most interesting of them all, adding six straight defensive players before capping off the weekend with an O-lineman and QB.  While both Thompson and McCarthy maintained the notion that selection was based on best player available, the selections fell suspiciously in line with the Packers' direct needs. Further, Thompson traded up an uncharacteristically high three times. (more…)

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2012 Draft Analysis: Defensive Linemen

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When Green Bay Packers fans are asked what was the biggest difference between the 2010 and '11 seasons, the most common answer is the free agent departure of Cullen Jenkins. The loss of the former starting defensive end is a hole that still needs to be filled and the 2012 draft would be the perfect time for Ted Thompson to address it. The strength of the 2011 defensive line was starting tackles Ryan Pickett and B.J Raji, but after those two, the Packers didn't get consistent play from any of the other defensive linemen on the roster. (more…)

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