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  1. CGErickson says:

    Lets take a look at the Packers in a coaching overview. Leaning heavily towards the personnel side of things.

    First the Offense.

    Line: This is the deepest as far as individual skills that I have seen in a long time. Last year I was impressed with Barclay and Van Roten. Barclay will be the starter at right tackle. Van Roten has dropped off a bit, maybe due to extending responsibilities between guard and center. Taylor at guard seems every bit as capable at guard as TJ Lang. Bakhtiari is a future starter in my opinion. Having to go to half line blocking drills is exemplary of an offensive line that needs to learn blocking schemes.

    Tight Ends: Finley even with his weight increase and conditioning, still needs to block better. Tight End blocks in the zone stretch is critical. Mulligan is the best run blocker of the bunch. DJ Smith can block but can he catch? Quarles? Development can only last so long.

    Fullback: Really like Jonathan Amosa. Even more than Kuhn at lead blocker.

    Running back: Starks needs to go Bye-Bye. Franklin is a disappointment. But what the heck, a 4th round pick was worth a gamble. Green is more explosive. Love Eddie Lacy. True zone stretch back.

    Wide Receiver: Why oh why did Jordy wait till camp to clean up a knee problem? Especially since it was a problem his entire career. Jones is thrust deeper into producing. Cobb has too many drops in my opinion to be the go to slot receiver. That leaves with who, at the other wide out? Boykin? Rookie Tyrone Walker? The only redeeming factor is that Rodgers will hit the open reciever.

    Quarterback: Rodgers is the man. With reduced reps in training camp he will have a livelier arm, able to hit those deep seam routes he missed so often last year. After Rodgers? Start Over. Gone are the heady days of having back ups such as Detmer, Hasselbeck, Flynn….Heck even Kurt Warner. Keep Young, get rid of Harrell, and Coleman.

    These are just my observations after reviewing film.

    If anyone is interested…I will critique the Defense tomorrow.

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    • CGErickson says:

      Now let me give you my opinion on the Packers D.

      D-Line: Raji and Picket are an occupying force. Gobbling up opponents blockers and freeing up linebackers. Although Picket is not a pass rusher. This is where I was counting on Datone Jones to become the pass rusher next to Raji in passing situations. Jones could also find himself in the 3-4 alignment as the 3rd down lineman. Wilson is currently that 3rd down lineman. very tough against the run but not the force at pass rush the Pack needs. Daniels has an explosive first step, but unless he splits a gap with that first move,he gets steamrolled by double teams and becomes a non factor being blocked one on one. Boyd is intriguing and would like to see him work against 1’s and 2’s.

      Outside Linebackers: Matthews has been saving himself for the regular season. Trying not to injury his hamstring again. Nick Perry has been a disappointment. A first rounder with no explosiveness as a pass rusher, and gets swallowed up at the edge against run plays. Maybe a scheme change with him playing outside shoulder against opposing tight ends, instead of playing heads up and getting entangled and losing edge responsibility. The rest of the outside backers are developmental players and back ups.

      Inside Linebackers: Only have one bona fide inside linebacker. A J Hawk. Plays plug linebacker admirably. Meeting lead blockers in the hole with impressive collisions. Brad Jones is an outside linebacker trying to play inside linebacker. Miss Desmond Bishop. Francois is playing like a linebacker. Has finally learned his responsibilities. Like him better than Jones. Barrington the rookie is best candidate in the rest of the linebackers.

      Defensive Backs: Can only make half a judgment as 50% of the backfield is injured. Tramon needs to practice and play. Casey Hayward got a lot of notoriety with his rookie season interceptions. But playing the trap position gave him those opportunities. He is not a good blitzer or tackler. Really think that Micah Hyde can be the next Woodsen in this backfield. Burnett is making progress, but need more reaction out of the other safety position instead of thinking too much about assignment instead of making plays.

      Scheme: In the 3-4 look, the Packers send 5 pass rushers against the pass. Only getting consistent pressure from one player. This has to change. More of a personnel problem. In the 4-2 look, the Packers are vulnerable to off tackle/ outside runs and flat passes as inside linebackers have horrendous angles to get to the outside. This front cannot contain a veer option team unless the Packers go single high safety and bring a safety up as another linebacker. This exposes the defense as most veer plays are run to weak side away from the brought up safety. The Defense must get on their horses to stop this play. Stop the veer from the inside out. Interior lineman and interior Backers have inside read responsibilities while the Outside Linebacker/ Defensive end has QB outside responsibility. It’s a chess game. That’s what I love about this game.

      • CGErickson says:

        Watched the 3rd preseason game:

        Get rid of Harrell and Coleman. Neither one of them has any accuracy. They have rode the coat tails of A-Rod too long. I have seen no improvement from either of these QB’s. Young has the athleticism to run when receivers are covered.

        Will review film as far as the rest of the team.

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