Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Defense isn’t sexy like offense. Those hard-hitting tackles may feed a masochistic urge for some, but for the most part, it’s not as fun to watch as a spectacular wide receiver catch. Some defensive players get the ink, but invariably the media attention goes to the offense. Any NFL coach knows, however, when it comes to the fourth quarter, you don’t want those last minutes with your defense on the field.

You want a powerful running back grinning out two, three yard gains in the final minutes.

The Packers got a rude reminder of how important defense was with their 30 to 22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Here’s a team built on defensive ends, line backers and safeties.… Read more

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