Packers Xs and Os: the Unheralded Nose Tackle is the Key to Dominance

The nose tackle position for the Green Bay Packers appears to be one of depth and strength as the 2015 season approaches. Perhaps, it could be the best they’ve had since the 2010 season when B.J Raji was dominant and Ryan Pickett was versatile along the line. This off season, Raji is returning to health […]

Packers Xs and Os: Sean Richardson as a Substitution Package Linebacker

When Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson matched the Oakland Raiders’ 1 year/$2.55 million offer to restricted free agent safety Sean Richardson, speculation as to why ran┬árampant. With Morgan Burnett, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and Micah Hyde being the first three safeties on the roster, the contract seemed expensive for a backup. This was even […]

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 […]

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 […]