Green Bay Packers Defense Poised for a Great Year

June 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Green Bay Packers defense ought to improve in 2010. Many people praise the Packers as the second-ranked defense in the NFL, by total yardage allowed, or that they were the best rushing defense in means of yards allowed.
It has been pointed out that the growing pains from the 3-4 defense will lessen in year two, and that the return of three cornerbacks from knee injuries will shore up the fifth-ranked passing defense.
Is it really that simple?
Despite how well the Packers transitioned from their former 4-3 defense to the 3-4, there is obviously a huge concern, as several teams including the Vikings, Cardinals, and Steelers exposed the Packers defense and put up huge numbers against them.
Let’s take a peek under the hood.
If you eye over the stats, and even some of the “underlying” stats related to “pass defense” such as sacks, the Packers look to be in pretty good shape. So, what exactly was the problem?
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