The Green Bay Packers are also trying to boost their offensive lineup.to In the latest player movement, the Packers replaced two members of their defensive lineup with two players whom they think will contribute on the offense. They practiced it behind closed doors in minicamp and OTA sessions, barred reporters from publicizing it during training camp and didn't play a single snap of it preseason.
The Packers led by Aaron Rodgers are expected to come up guns blazing when they face their nemesis this coming Sunday.
"You're still going to have your front guys you feel good about playing the run and the pass, [but] it gives you a more athletic group to play with on first and second down", Capers said. Capers used the scheme on 42 of 49 plays against Seattle.
Even with Burnett, a 209-pound safety at middle linebacker (usually next to Blake Martinez), the Packers handled the run just fine. The rest of the Seahawks' rushing totals were 16 carries for 50 yards. The three cornerbacks in that package for most of the game were Davon House and Damarious Randall on the outside with Quinten Rollins in the slot.
"It just puts more, I don't want to say more speed, but it allows us to play just faster, at a faster pace", said Brice, who recorded three tackles in 47 snaps against the Seahawks. Although Gunter is physical and has good ball skills, he is woefully short on speed. "You have a safety covering a tight end or a back rather than a linebacker against a receiving threat".
Mike McCarthy's words indicate he's moved on from the Green Bay Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Ryan dropped 392 yards and four touchdown passes on the Packers a year ago and Jones caught nine passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Released were veteran defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois and cornerback Ladarius Gunter. Facing off what many analysts consider as one of the most potent passing teams in the league, the Packers will test their newfound defense called [VIDEO]Nitro [VIDEO].
This much is sure, if Capers does plan to use "nitro" again this week, the Falcons will have plenty of reps to study.
"They are a great offense", Fackrell said. "Our defensive guys were healthy and I think you saw the result of it".