Green Bay Packers need to improve their tackling

Nov 4, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) rushes with the football as Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett (42) and cornerback Sam Shields (37) defend during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Chicago won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off the heart-breaking Monday night loss to the Chicago Bears, the Green Bay Packers leave many of us scratching our heads, wondering how in the world can we win without Aaron Rodgers.

With a week of practice, I think Seneca Wallace can generate enough chemistry with the other players to create some scoring chances on the field.  The Green Bay Packers offense is one of the most specialized offenses in the league so it’s easy to understand why Seneca struggled. That will improve with time.

Others, including myself, are wondering other things.  Will the Green Bay Packers’ defense learn how to tackle by Sunday when they play the Philadelphia Eagles?

Let’s be honest … we’ve seen better tackling on an elementary school playground. The linebackers and safeties looked like they had their hands taped up and their helmets on backward.  They were burned often. Any Packer who attempted an open field tackle was swiped away like a fly. If I’ve ever seen a team abandon the fundamentals of tackling, that was it. That’s one thing the Packers need to make a quick correction to have a chance against LeSean McCoy and the rest of the Eagles.

With better tackling comes the ability to get off the field on third-downs. If there was better tackling Monday night the Packers would have given themselves a much better chance of winning. By no means would it have been pretty but it would have been a win.

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