Green Bay Packers: Can They Reach Super Bowl XLV?

June 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Green Bay Packers came into 2009 with a lot of promise, lined with a veil of questions. Could Aaron Rodgers repeat his surprisingly great 2008 outing? Would the new 3-4 defense succeed, or would they struggle to grasp such a dramatically different system? How would the new look offensive line fare?
The Packers had just come off a disappointing 6-10 effort, despite a 4,000+ yard passer and leading the league in takeaways. Head coach Mike McCarthy, blaming the defense for the failure, wiped out the defensive staff almost completely and brought in defensive 3-4 genius Dom Capers. McCarthy believed changing the defense completely would spell success for the Packers.
After the 2009 preseason, McCarthy and Capers looked like geniuses, leading the league in almost every offensive and defensive category. Aaron Rodgers and his receivers were clicking on all cylinders and the new 3-4 defense was surprisingly dominant.
That was before the offensive line decided that Aaron Rodg...

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