Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  By PAUL IMIG  |  Last updated 11/19/13
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- After the Green Bay Packers thirdconsecutive loss, the teams three coordinators discussed the latest setbackagainst the New York Giants.Here are three question-and-answer highlights from each coordinator:DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DOM CAPERS1. Has the defense been feeling more pressure to perform ata high level since Aaron Rodgers injury?CAPERS: Not really. My careers been, you know, based offof not having the good fortune of being around an offense like this one veryoften. So I just feel like the defense has got to do whatever it takes to winthe game. If thats take the ball away, if its score on defense, if itscreating good field position for the offense, we havent done that as much aswe have in the past, and so weve got to find some way to get that done. Andthe takeaways have a lot to do with that.2. The defense is ranked 8th in sacks in the NFL, but do youfeel that youre getting the kind of pressure you need often enough?CAPERS: What you cant do is you cant jet rush up thefield on every down or else youre going to get gashed on the run. Theres somedowns there that youre playing run first and pass second. Other downs youreplaying pass first and run second. Down and distance has a lot to do with that.I felt good about our pressure. I think our sack numbers are right wheretheyve been. I think once our full complement of people are there youll seeit improve, especially when we can move some people around. I think Clay(Matthews), every week hopefully Clay gets better playing with the cast. He hada smaller cast (Sunday). Mike Neal is giving us good pressure. I think Datone(Jones) has played better the last two, three weeks. Mike Daniels has beenpretty consistent in terms of being able to get good push and pressure up inthe quarterbacks face.3. Was there a domino effect created in the secondary withSam Shields unable to play that led to some of the Giants big plays?CAPERS: Well, obviously Sam, hes one of our top coverguys, so when you dont have Sam, you adjust. We played Micah Hyde exclusivelyat the nickel position, Jarrett Bush played the dime position. Tramon(Williams) and Davon House really played the whole game outside, and when Samis in the mix, it gives you a little more flexibility to move Tramon around ifyou want to put him inside. In my opinion, I think Victor Cruz is one of thebest slot receivers in the league and he had a big day against us (Sunday).Hes a guy that can create problems for a lot of people.SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR SHAWN SLOCUM1, a. Was Mason Crosbys 57-yard field goal among the bestkicks youve seen from him?SLOCUM: Thats pretty obvious (that) he hit it really welland had more than enough distance and that was real smooth. We had very goodprotection in the middle as well.1, b. Was there a maximum distance for Crosby in that game?SLOCUM: Well, he hit it from 60 before the game, so heprobably had a few more yards than that.2, a. Being ranked last in the NFL in kickoff returnaverage, what went wrong again in New York?SLOCUM: Getting tackled inside the 20, thats unacceptable.We can take a touchback and take the ball on the 20 yard line. Weve got to doa better job blocking and executing that play.2, b. Should Micah Hyde have just taken touchbacks on thethree returns?SLOCUM: Micah was 100 percent on his decisions and didexactly like he was coached to do. ... We didnt block it good enough.3. What has to change for the special teams unit to stopcommitting penalties on returns?SLOCUM: I cant stand penalties in the return game. Thepunt return penalty I think was totally unnecessary. We had a chance to havethe ball on the 40-yard line and take us back to the 30. Kickoff returnpenalty, I thought Jamari (Lattimore) was blocking well, just had his handoutside, and they decided to call a penalty, it put us on the 13-yard line.When you have those penalties, just starting on the 13 is bad for the offense,and if you dont return the ball its in the end zone and youve got it at the20. So you can kind of look at the severity of getting those calls.OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR TOM CLEMENTS1. Was the running game blocked well enough?CLEMENTS: Theres always plays like that. We had some wherewe had them all blocked up and there was either a safety or corner who got inon us a little quick. Sometimes we had a guy assigned to him, sometimes wedidnt, based on the scheme. So, youve got to credit them. They made some goodplays, but we blocked OK, but we just need to be able to, on some of those runswhere you get 2, 3 yards, weve got to be able to drive our legs, push the pile-- kind of like we did on the touchdown run. We get more plays like that,thats what were looking for.2. How do you help Scott Tolzien correct his fiveinterceptions in the past two games?CLEMENTS: Of the three, obviously, the one by (Jason)Pierre-Paul was unusual. It wasnt a decision type of thing. He made a greatplay. The one (Jon) Beason got, it was a play-action pass and he reacted up tothe run and then he fell back on the pass and I think Scott just lost vision onhim and then he made a great play. And then the last one, that was justsomething that Scott shouldnt have done. He was under duress and we always sayNever throw late down the middle. So, obviously, you want your decision-makingto be on point so you dont have problems like that. If the other team makes agreat play, youve got to give them credit but, obviously, youve got to try tosee the guys and avoid them or move them with your eyes.3. How have you seen Aaron Rodgers reacting over the pasttwo weeks while hes been sidelined?CLEMENTS: Im sure he wants to be playing. No doubt aboutthat. But I think when you see him helping Scott, talking to Scott duringpractice, talking him through plays, the techniques that are required for aparticular play, Aarons thinking about the game even though he knows he cantplay. But hes trying to help out Scott best he can. Follow Paul Imig on Twitter
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