3 takeaways from Packers’ joint practice with Saints

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Mandatory Credit: Samantha Madar/Green Bay Press Gazette -USA TODAY NETWORK
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Packers’ defense dominates

It wasn’t just a great day for Kingsley Enagbare and T.J. Slaton, but the entire Packers’ defense as a whole.

Joe Barry’s unit has played well this summer, as expected, but could they do it against a talented Saints offense? You bet they could.

The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman noted that Green Bay’s defense “put on an absolute clinic against the Saints offense”.

So, just how good were they?

Andy Herman of Packer Report noted that the “defensive front kept collapsing the pocket on nearly every play”, and it became difficult to track how many sacks they were getting.

That sounds pretty exciting to me.

New Orleans has a strong offensive line with a ton of playmakers on offense. While starting quarterback Jameis Winston was out and Andy Dalton played with the starters, it doesn’t matter who is throwing the ball when the offensive line can’t hold up.

There were plenty of plays from the defensive backfield, too. That includes a pass breakup from Jaire Alexander versus Michael Thomas in a two-minute drill, according to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. It led to a three-and-out.

Are you excited about the potential of the Packers’ defense yet? I know I am.