Xs and Os: The Double-High Safety Defense (Cover 2)

Now that the Green Bay Packers presumably have two capable safeties roaming the back end of the defense in Morgan Burnett and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, defensive coordinator Dom Capers will probably be playing more cover 2, which is a staple at all levels of organized football. The cover 2 is a necessity in modern football […]

Xs and Os: Rolling Safety Defense

When the Green Bay Packers selected safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round of the 2014 draft, they were hoping they found the last missing defensive back needed to bring defensive coordinator Dom Caper’s single-high safety defensive blueprint to life. Last week on our No Huddle Radio podcast, Justis Mosqueda (@JuMosq on Twitter) from […]

Xs and Os: The Single-High Safety Defense (Cover 1)

In the 2014 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers will most likely target a free safety to help out strong safety Morgan Burnett. Selecting a starting-caliber free safety is paramount because defensive coordinator Dom Capers relies heavily on a safety to play single-high coverage (cover 1) in many of his defensive alignments. No one will […]

Packers Undrafted Rookie Scouting Report: Ryan McMahon, S, Sacramento State

Player Information: Ryan McMahon, S Sacramento State 5’11”/207 lbs Hometown – Laverne, California Pro Day: 40 yard: 4.44 20 yard: 2.49 10 yard: 1.55 Bench: 14 Vertical: 38 Broad: 126 Shuttle: 4.19 3-cone: 6.65 Introduction:  Ryan McMahon is a pretty interesting story.  Initially enrolled at USC, McMahon played three years with the Trojans mostly featured […]

According to Hobbes: Packers Offseason Primer on the NFL Combine: Safety

Cornerbacks: Here’s the tenth and final of a series of articles, looking specifically at the NFL combine and the Packers’ drafting tendencies. (Read here for the rationale for this series, here for quarterbacks, here for running backs, here for wide receivers, here for tight ends, here for offensive tackles, here for offensive interior linemen, here for defensive ends, here for outside linebackers, here for inside linebackers and here for cornerbacks). This article will use the combine numbers from previous players drafted by GM Ted Thompson as a guide for what safeties are likely to fit into the Packers’ scheme.