Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  By PAUL IMIG  |  Last updated 11/12/13
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- After the Green Bay Packers lost theirsecond consecutive game and fell to ninth place in the NFC standings, theteams three coordinators discussed some of the current problems.Here are three question-and-answer highlights from each coordinator:DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DOM CAPERS1. What has gone wrong with your defense this season in thefourth quarter?CAPERS: Weve certainly tried to address it. I can justtell you this: In the last two weeks, weve had third-down situations -- third-and-9a week ago and third-and-8 (Sunday) -- and we missed tackles on both thosesituations. You come down, youve got to make those plays. If youve gotlegitimate shots to get a guy on the ground, youve got to get him on theground. And we havent done it. You let them lined up again, get three or fourmore shots, thats a lot of time off the clock.2. It all comes back to you as defensive coordinator whenthere arent a lot of turnovers forced, but shouldnt Tramon Williams have hadat least one -- or maybe two -- interceptions?CAPERS: You guys have asked me a lot about taking the ballaway, and my feeling is, youve just got to keep having guys in position andsooner or later well start making those plays. Its not like -- Ive certainlybeen through it before -- where weve had balls in our hands and dropped themand that type of thing. And as I studied the Eagles, the teams that had beatenthe Eagles had normally come away with three or more takeaways. When you lookat us there late in the game when Mike Daniels and Tramon came through andsacked the quarterback, got the ball out and got the ball at the 13-yard line.Those are the kind of plays you want to make. Those are game-changing plays. Wecertainly had an opportunity on the first-down pass. The ball was batted in theair and unfortunately they came down with it, and then the one that youmentioned. If we make those, we have the three takeaways and it has a bigimpact on the game. We just have to keep working. I think were getting decentpressure on the quarterback. We had three sacks (Sunday). I think you sawDatone Jones come up with his first two. I thought Datone took a step in theright direction. We had a lot of moving parts. Obviously, Casey (Hayward) wentdown during the course of the game. As youre moving people around, hopefullyyou can get a little rhythm and those plays will start going your way. Thatswhat my hopes are.3. Wheres the disconnect between the skill of the players in the secondary and the production of the players in the secondary?CAPERS: Well, every week is a new and different week. Thequarterback last week, he played very well. We had a lot of respect for (Nick)Foles going in. The guy had thrown for seven touchdowns the week before, so weknew watching the tape what he was capable of. You just have to keep working.Again, it has to be a combination of pressure and coverage and I thought thefirst sacks were really coverage sacks because he didnt have any place to gowith the ball and he had to hold the ball, so we were able to sack him withgood coverage there. Again, it comes down to technique and making sure you haveplenty of depth and you can break forward on things and keep vision on theball.SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR SHAWN SLOCUM1, a. What happened on the punt in which it initiallyappeared to be a Packers touchdown but was called back to the 16-yard line withthe Eagles getting the ball?SLOCUM: The one thing I might want to consider is callingthat something other than an illegal touch because we have the option totouch the ball and down it. The ball hit Micah (Hyde) in the right upper armand continued down the field. Micah made a play to keep it off the goal line atthe 1, he knocked it back. Once we touch the ball as the covering team, itsstill considered a live kick as though it had not been touched at all and thereturn team has the option to go try to advance the ball. Then they get toeither take the result of that advance or take it from where it was firsttouched, and thats the way the rule is. Thats why the ball ultimately cameback to the 16-yard line.1, b. So then the worst-case scenario for Philadelphia onthat play was getting the ball at the 16-yard line?SLOCUM: It becomes the option of the return team to eithertake the result of the play -- the ultimate result -- or take it where it wasfirst touched. So, obviously, theyre not going to take the result of the play-- because that would be a touchdown -- so they take it where it was firsttouched, so its now at the 16-yard line.2. What happened on Mason Crosbys two missed field goals?SLOCUM: The 53-yarder, I thought he put a poor swing on it.The 42-yarder, he put a good swing on it and just misjudged the wind. The restof his kicks were good.3. Why did you change back to Crosby on kickoffs after Tim Masthay started the season in that role?SLOCUM: Tims still ready to go. I thought over the lastthree weeks that Masons ability to place the ball on the kickoffs is somethingwe needed. I think hes done a great job of it and thats the way weve gonewith it.OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR TOM CLEMENTS1. What are the hurdles and challenges of preparing Scott Tolzien this week to be the starter?CLEMENTS: I dont think theres a major hurdle. Hes adiligent guy. Getting the reps, I hope to see improvement in the performance,although, as I said, he performed well under the circumstances. Not just hisfirst time playing, but we had our starting center go out and T.J., who hadntpracticed all week, had to play a different position and Marshall (Newhouse)went in. Donnie (Barclay) moved to a different position. The line adjustedwell. Everyone is to be commended for what they did under the circumstances.2. How did Aaron Rodgers help Tolzien during the game?CLEMENTS: He was just helping Scott out on what he saw outthere. Over on the sideline, you talk about specific plays and maybe what tolook for and what to do, technique. Like I said, this is the first time Scotthas run these (plays) himself. Hes seen them run and watched them on film.Maybe he thought about it in his mind but he hadnt actually done it. Aaron washelpful in that regard.3. Are you concerned about Eddie Lacys workload with so many carries?CLEMENTS: Hes handled it well. I think his highest hasbeen 29 carries. The last couple games hes been low-to-mid 20s. Thats whatwe said going into it. Wed like to keep him around that level. So well assesshis carries as the year goes on and if we need to adjust, we will. Follow Paul Imig on Twitter
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