Brad Jones:The Key To the Green Bay Packers’ Defensive Success In 2010

June 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

    When the Packers selected Brad Jones in the 7th round of the 2009 NFL Draft, they were hoping for at best a player who could contribute on special teams and provide depth on the roster as a player who was experienced with the 3-4 defense.  Everything changed when Aaron Kampman tore his ACL in week 9 against Tampa Bay.  The next week no one knew what to expect in a must-win game against Dallas.  Jones came out with 7 tackles (all solo) and showed incredible awareness and coverage abilities for a rookie (especially a 7th rounder).  He went on to finish the season with 33 tackles and 4 sacks, which projects out to about 56 tackles and 8 sacks for a full 16 game season as a starter.  Statistically, the defense got better when Jones started, but everyone still wished Kampman had stayed healthy.
    As a UFA, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Aaron Kampman to play his more natural position of a 4-3 DE.  That led many t...

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