Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/21/13
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick changed the way the Green Bay Packers think about defense. The read option that shredded the team’s defense last January scarred coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers into changing the personnel to adapt to the growing trend. First round pick Datone Jones is the first building block through the draft in fighting the dreaded option based offense. At 6’4, 285 pounds, the UCLA defensive end is a perfect fit in Caper’s revamped system. Jones played the same position in college and he says even the playbooks are the same. The Packers want Jones to be an athletic defensive end that can get out in space and make tackles. The general principle in the 3-4 is reading and reacting, but versus the read option, it’s best just to react. Jones former coordinator at UCLA Lou Spanos has this to say about Jones and how hard it is to find a defensive end of his skill set "The interior lineman," Spanos said, via Tyler Dunne of JSOnline.
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