Dom Capers Looking To Improve Packers Red Zone Defense

May 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In 2009, the Green Bay Packers finished 29th in Red Zone Scoring Defense, allowing their opponents to score 76 percent of the time. To make matters worse, the Packers allowed a touchdown 61 percent of the time when their opponent made it inside their 20 yard line. That landed them 28th in the league.
All of this, of course, has Dom Capers seeing “red.”
As quoted in a recent article by Mike Spofford on Packers.com, Capers said, “…when people get down in the red zone—if they’re going to get there—you have to keep them kicking field goals rather than scoring touchdowns.”
Capers went on to vow that red zone defense would be a major emphasis for the team in the classroom and on the field during OTAs, mini-camp, and, most importantly, training camp. When the pads are on, Capers plans a lot of very spirited red zone drills against the Packers red zone offense, one of the best in the NFL last season.
And it’s that perfo...

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