Green Bay Packers: Grading the secondary

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In a continuation of our pre- mid- and-postseason grades for each position group and unit of the Green Bay Packers – next up is the team’s SECONDARY (see our look at the offensive line grades here).

This was a group that was as deep with talent as any on the team

Those we take a look at today are as follows:

The Green Bay Packers came into the 2014 off-season with one of the worst secondary units in the league. The safety position, in particular, was terrible in 2013.

Led by Morgan Burnett, Davon House, Jerron McMillian and M.D. Jennings, the Packers didn’t register a single interception from the safety position that entire season. The group was consistently out of position, played terrible angles, missed tackles and gave up generous amounts of long yardage plays.

The secondary was one of the biggest stains on the Packers’ post-season success, kicked out of the divisional round again by the San Francisco 49ers following the 2013 season.

Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson vowed to get the defense fixed – and while the notion seemed well and good, I didn’t see a quick fix on the way. The Packers aren’t known for dipping into the deep pool of free agency (though they did take a chance on Julius Peppers, which was brilliant), so any safety help would need to come from the draft.

Let’s continue our look at the secondary, starting with the …

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