How Many Quarterback Sacks for the Packers in 2013?

July 20, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The success of the 3-4 defensive scheme that defensive coordinator Dom Capers utilizes for the Green Bay Packers hinges on pressuring the quarterback.
First, the defense has to stop the run and force a team to pass. Once that happens, Capers wants one of four things to happen.
One, sack the quarterback and cause a fumble.
Two, just sack the quarterback.
Three, create enough pressure on the quarterback to force an interception.
Four, rush the quarterback enough to offset the timing of the pass pattern and cause an incompletion.
Since Capers arrived in Green Bay in 2009, he has presided over four defenses. In 2009, the Packers were ranked second in the NFL in total defense. The Packers were ranked first against the run and fifth versus the pass that year. They also were 11th in the NFL with 37 sacks as a team.
The overwhelming statistic that stood out that year for the Packers defensively was the amount of turnovers they caused. The Packers had 30 inter...

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