De'Vondre Campbell tweet might be the final nail in Joe Barry's coffin

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The Green Bay Packers' defense hit an all-time low against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15.

Joe Barry's unit allowed a perfect passer rating to Baker Mayfield, the first time a visiting quarterback has achieved that at Lambeau Field. Part of the problem was Barry had inside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell cover wide receivers throughout the game, including Chris Godwin.

The results were as predictable as when Preston Smith had to cover Davante Adams earlier this season.

According to Pro Football Focus, Campbell gave up 135 passing yards in coverage against the Buccaneers. It was tough to watch. Tampa Bay found a favorable matchup and kept attacking it. Barry didn't have a solution.

De'Vondre Campbell voices frustration after Packers loss to Bucs in Week 15

Campbell took to X (formerly Twitter) to voice his frustration.

"Not going out my way anymore and I'm not playing through injuries anymore cause when sh-t goes wrong they always use it against you," Campbell wrote. "I'm treating everyone accordingly and giving them the same energy they giving me. Focus on yourself and your mental 59 you owe it to yourself."

The question is, who was Campbell aiming this tweet at? Is he frustrated with the criticism from Packers fans and analysts, or was this a shot at the coaching staff?

After all, it was Barry putting him in tough situations against the Bucs.

The line about not "going out my way" or "playing through injuries anymore" is particularly notable. That's quite a statement to make.

Barry is under fire after another embarrassing performance from the Packers' defense on Sunday. His unit has underachieved throughout his time in Green Bay. This season, the Packers have allowed teams to rush for over 200 yards four times, and they gave up 539 passing yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions in losses to the New York Giants and Bucs.

Matt LaFleur said he plans to stick with Barry for the remainder of the season. But beyond that, who knows?

It doesn't help when veteran starters make statements like Campbell did on social media. Whether it was intended as a shot at the coaching staff or not, it reflects poorly on Barry.

What does this mean for Campbell's future in Green Bay?

Campbell still has three years remaining on his contract after this season. According to Spotrac, the Packers could move on in the offseason but would have to eat a dead cap hit of $11.63 million.

It could be a tough final three games for this defense.

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