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Author: Eric Langenecker

Mike Pettine’s Defense Is a Coordinated Effort

SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 20: Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine watches play during the first half of a football game between Cleveland Browns and the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 20, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won the game 30-13. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of an uncharacteristic overhaul. Some teams have a high rate of coaching turnover. Most of the time, it’s indicative of an unsuccessful franchise. The Packers organization prides itself on success, tradition, and continuity. When a team like this replaces nearly everyone from...

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Josh Jones and Kevin King Show Potential for Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers are a team well-known for sticking to the “draft and develop” philosophy, sometimes to a fault. Former general manager Ted Thompson was so faithful in the process, he’s been willing to let veterans like Casey Hayward and Micah Hyde, among others, leave town in recent years. These departures left gaping holes in the secondary. Once again, Aaron Rodgers had racked up over 4,000 passing yards in 2016. The offense remained at its usual cruising altitude, but the 31st ranked pass defense weighed the team down. Entering last year’s draft, it was painfully obvious that the talent...

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Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams Give Green Bay Packers Hope for the Future

A seven win season is a failure by Green Bay Packers standards. However, there is still an air of optimism at 1265 Lombardi Avenue, thanks in part to rookie running backs Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones. Ever since Eddie Lacy fell off the map following the 2014 season, the Green Bay backfield has been in flux. The team went so far as to transition receiver Ty Montgomery to the role of lead back, but injuries have plagued that experiment since the beginning. Luckily, the 2016 draft offered a bevy of talented tailbacks. The Packers brass recognized the opportunity, and...

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