Traditional thought has always said that the lynchpin of a successful 3-4 defense like the Packers run is a giant nose tackle who can contain the pocket against a double team and a versatile outside linebacker who can rush the passer. Ted Thompson definitely followed that philosophy to a T the very first year that the […]
Cory’s Corner: B.J. Raji signing proves the Packers are committed
B.J. Raji’s fan club has probably taken a hit in membership the last few years. Let’s face it, he hasn’t shown much since 2012. And ironically enough, that was because he was playing his natural position of nose tackle. In 2013 he became an example of what Clay Matthews was this past year — showing […]
Cory’s Corner: Anyone want to play nose tackle for the Packers?
As soon as B.J. Raji was lost for the season this past August, my mind started to race. I wondered if general manager Ted Thompson would pick up the phone and call Ryan Pickett. After all, the 6-foot-2, 310-pound defensive tackle played eight seasons for the Packers. He started all 16 games in 2012 and […]
NFL Draft Prospect Profile: William Campbell, DT Michigan
Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: DT William Campbell Player Information: William Campbell, DT Michigan 6-5, 311 pounds Hometown: Detroit. MI STATS Pro Day: 40 yard: 5.15 Bench: 35 Vert: 27″ Broad: 107″ 3 cone: 7.28 News and Notes: William Campbell is your quintessential late round/priority rookie free agent. Coming into Michigan, Williams was […]
Packers B.J. Raji in 2012: Warrior or Shrinking Violet?
From the time BJ Raji was drafted in 2009, I’ve taken a special interest in this player. Maybe because he’s from a local town here in NJ, maybe because I was hoping he would be one of the linchpins for Dom Caper’s new 3-4 defense – the next “Gravedigger.” I wrote a profile on Raji […]