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Bishop’s Injury an Opportunity for Walden

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With the prospects of Desmond Bishop being out for several months, or even the entire 2012 season, the Green Bay Packers could be in a pinch at inside linebacker. Second-year man D.J. Smith is the logical choice to line up next to A.J. Hawk in the Green Bay 3-4 alignment, but there's another guy on the roster who I feel could make an impact in Bishop's place. That player is Erik Walden. With rookie Nick Perry replacing Walden on the outside, the former starter actually has better size for an inside 'backer in a 3-4 and his athleticism would be…

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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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