Green Bay Packers defense flashes potential


It’s been some time since Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers was finally able to throw together a complete defensive game. There were small spurts shown throughout the first three games but they were all inconsistent.

Yesterday, that was not the case.

The Packers held the Detroit Lions to just points, six of them coming in garbage time at the end of the game. The show was very impressive even without Lion’s star Calvin Johnson.

Tramon Williams was ecstatic about his unit’s performance:

 “It’s definitely something that we want to build on, especially against a team like the Lions. They have talent all over the field. Obviously Calvin didn’t play today, but for us to come out and still put our best foot forward and put together a good performance for most of the game, that’s what we want to see.”

Star power seems to be looming at every position. Sam Shields was hardly thrown at after blanketing A.J. Green two weeks earlier. Nick Perry had a monster game coming off the bench with two sacks and a forced fumble. Brad Jones had two tackles for a loss and a sack before leaving with a hamstring injury. Morgan Burnett was flying all around the ball.

If these players can keep developing, this Packers defensive group could evolve into a top five defensive unit.

What are your impressions of the Packers defensive squad? Will they continue to get better?

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