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Almost every Green Bay Packers fan will tell you at some point during the NFL season, just how “bad” Dom Capers is as a defensive coordinator. Fans believe one blown coverage assignment or lack of rush on a play is the end of the world and think Capers should be fired.
As a diehard Packer fan, it is hard to sit back and watch my favorite team get continuously exploited. From a neutral stand point, Green Bay actually has done a fairly good job defensively this season, injuries and all.
Currently, Green Bay is tied for fifth in the league for total points allowed, with 127. That averages out to just 21.2 a game. What is even better than this, is that they currently have the best run defense in the league. They have only allowed 474 total rushing yards this season. Opposing teams are averaging just 79.0 rushing yards a game against the Pack, even without Clay Matthews and Brad Jones.
Multiple players with little to no NFL experience have been asked to step up this season, because of all the injuries sustained to the team. Rookie Micah Hyde is one such example this season. Hyde had a fantastic preseason, which led Coach Mike McCarthy to give him more first team reps. Currently, Hyde is seventh on the team with 19 tackles, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble. Veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk continues to hold the defense together. Hawk leads the team with 54 tackles and 3.0 sacks.
The secondary still shows times of inconsistency, allowing an average of 266.8 yards a game through the air. Due to the amount of passing yards allowed, the defense is ranked 23rd overall in the league for pass defense. Production has been there for the team, but having only 3 interceptions and 4 fumble recovers, places the Packers at 25th in the league in terms of takeaways.
This is a different Green Bay defense then what has been featured in seasons past, but questions continue to remain for the defense.
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— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 21, 2013
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DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DOM CAPERS
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