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Successful NASCAR package could be used more in Packers defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When Julius Peppers signed with the Green Bay Packers this past offseason, defensive coordinator Dom Capers looked at his roster and saw an area of strength that he wanted to take advantage of. With four versatile players that fit into what he termed the 'elephant' position, Capers wanted all of them on the field at the same time. Soon, the NASCAR defensive...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dom Capers Unveils the “NASCAR” Package

All summer long we heard about how Dom Capers was going to have a bunch of new looks on defense this season. On Sunday, he unveiled a new package called “NASCAR". The new package was used on third downs and it was effective as the Panthers struggled on third downs, going 4-12.The package utilizes no defensive lineman. Capers had Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews lining up on...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Pick six by Green Bay Packers linebacker Julius Peppers earns him award

A week ago the Green Bay Packers put a historic beating on their division rivals the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football. How bad was it? So bad that the Packers’ playoff odds jumped 16 percent according to Nate Silver, and the Packers now lead the league in passer rating differential (as they did in 2010.) One guy who made a serious mark on the game was linebacker Julius...
Via cover32 - Packers
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: The resurgence of Julius Peppers

Julius Peppers One play.  That was the difference between Julius Peppers staying with the Chicago Bears or moving on to the Green Bay Packers.  Flashback to week 17 of last season between the Packers and Bears.  The Packers were facing a fourth down and eight from the Bears’ 48 yard line, trailing 27-28 with the NFC North crown on the line.  As Aaron Rodgers rolled to his left...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Peppers Has Been A Bargain

Julius Peppers isn’t the disruptive force he was five years ago, but he’s been Green Bay’s best linebacker through five games. That’s pretty impressive when you consider the former North Carolina star is in his 13th season and plays the same position as Clay Matthews, the team’s perennial All-Pro. So much for the notion that GM Ted Thompson overpaid for Peppers. At $8.5M...
Via Packer Update
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers makes history in Packers win

Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, Eddie Lacy ran for a season-high 105 yards and two touchdowns in the Green Bay Packers’ 42-10 rout of the Minnesota Vikings. But the highlight of the night: Julius Peppers 49-yard interception return for a touchdown. The 34-year-old Peppers put the Packers up 21-0 after intercepting Christain Ponder and out running the Vikings for the...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Peppers: Not sacking Aaron Rodgers changed my career

Julius Peppers believes he would still be a member of the Chicago Bears if he had sacked Aaron Rodgers in the final game of last season. Peppers nearly brought down the Green Bay Packers quarterback on fourth and 8.  But fullback John Kuhn chipped Peppers, allowing Rodgers to hit Randall Cobb for a 48-yard game-winning touchdown at Soldier Field. “I was pretty close. I was pretty...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Five keys to defeating the Bears in week four

For the 189th time on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers (1-2) will face the Chicago Bears in a heated NFC North battle.  The game is scheduled to kickoff at noon CT from Soldier Field with television coverage on FOX.  The Packers are coming off of an ugly 19-7 defeat to the Detroit Lions, while the Bears enter this game on a two game winning streak.  Here are five keys for the Packers...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Should Let Julius Peppers Stick to Pass Rushing

After two games there has been a lot of talk and a lot of questions about the play of Green Bay’s big free-agent acquisition Julius Peppers. Through two games, the ultra-talented Peppers has just eight tackles and no sacks and at times has looked a little bit lost. That is because the Packers have tried to play him at outside linebacker, when it’s clear he needs to stick to...
Via The Packers Guru
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Green Bay Packers DE Julius Peppers not named top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Packers
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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