Packers Xs and Os: The Randall and Rollins “Mirror” Defense

When Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson selected defensive backs Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins with his first two picks in the 2015 draft, fans began to immediately wonder if they were safeties or cornerbacks. Discussions quickly popped up that they would play cornerback. Then slot cornerback. Then back to safety. Then as hybrid […]

Insights Gained from a Full Packers Season of Film Sessions

Another Green Bay Packers season has come and gone. I’ve not missed a season since I started watching the team in 1985. Over the years, some seasons ended in triumph, while others ended in agony and defeat. This season obviously didn’t end the way we wanted. That’s still a tough pill to swallow. I’ve watched […]

Packers Xs and Os Film Session: Final Death Knell

Photo credit: Jeff Chiu/AP The Packers lost the NFC Championship Game to the Seattle Seahawks in a total team failure that is still leaving fans lost for words. I’m not going to rehash every step that went wrong in the dramatic loss. In fact, there were many things that all had to go wrong in […]

Packers Xs and Os Film Session: Attacking the Cover 2 from 1 x 3

Photo credit: @Packers Twitter account On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers won a thrilling Divisional Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 26-21. The Packers had a very balanced game plan of run and pass designed to attack the Cowboys defense. Rod Marinelli, the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator, is of the Tony Dungy […]

Packers Xs and Os Film Session: Previewing the Cowboys Run Game

Photo credit: Rueters This weekend, the Dallas Cowboys invade Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff Round. They bring with them one of the best running backs in the game, DeMarco Murray, who rushed for 1845 yards this season, and one of the most feared running games in […]