Packers Playbook, Part 3: The Nickel Defense

In our third part of this series, we are going to take a look at the Green Bay Packers’ basic nickel defense. According to the Football Outsiders Almanac from last year, the Packers used their nickel formation on 61% of their plays in 2011. This fact has led some fans to refer to it as […]

Jerron McMillian making most of increased opportunity

There’s no way around it–the Packers’ defense dominated the Chicago Bears on Thursday night. Tramon Williams caught as many Jay Cutler passes (two) as Brandon Marshall,  the Packers nearly doubled the Bears in total yards, and Clay Matthews had his arms wrapped around Cutler as if he were a certain cast member on Laguna Beach. If […]

Packers Could Go “Psycho” With Linebacker Talent

There has been some chatter recently about undrafted rookie Dezman Moses and the eyebrow-raising attention he has received from fellow defensive players. One tangent to this story, however, is what it could mean for the “return” of the so-called “Psycho” package.