What will it take for the Green Bay Packers defense to be considered elite?
There have been consistent improvements on defense for the Green Bay Packers since the start of the 2014 season. No longer is the unit a pushover against the run with a leaky secondary to back it up. But improvements still need to be made before it can be considered one of the league’s top units.
The Packers finished the season at No. 15 in total defense – No. 6 against the pass and No. 21 against the run. It’s clear what the weakness is, and that’s stopping the run. This is an area we’ve seen gradually improve over the past couple of years, and they did an excellent job keeping the likes of Marshawn Lynch, Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson in check.
Dom Capers had one of his best seasons as defensive coordinator in 2015. Why? Because he was finally surrounded with talent capable of executing his schemes. Capers opened up the playbook and played to the strengths of his players. In years past, he’s been unable to do this.
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