5 Packers players and coaches on the hot seat entering Week 11

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1. Joe Barry

It seems that everyone except Matt LaFleur could see this coming. LaFleur retained Joe Barry at the end of last season despite a handful of talented defensive coordinator candidates becoming available.

One of them was Brian Flores, who has turned things around on defense for the Minnesota Vikings this season. Minnesota's defense ranked 31st in yards allowed last season. Flores has already made an impact, with the Vikings currently 13th in the same category.

Barry's defense couldn't stop the run last year, ranking 26th in rushing defense, having allowed 139.5 yards on the ground per game. Through nine games this season, the Packers are giving up 133.0 yards per game, ranking 27th.

Some things never change. The Packers have given up 200+ rushing yards in three games.

With a young, inexperienced offense, Green Bay needed its defense to lead the way. But even after taking on several struggling offenses, the Packers' defense ties for the league's second-fewest takeaways with just eight.

The Packers have the talent to play better defense. Barry continues his scheme with light boxes and soft coverages, no matter how many times the opponents take advantage of it.

Will LaFleur finally make a change at defensive coordinator this upcoming offseason?

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