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Secondary gets on same page, thrives

Communication solves missed assignments

8:24 PM, Dec. 28, 2012
Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett (42) congratulates cornerback Casey Hayward (29) after Hayward made an interception in the Oct. 7 game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett (42) congratulates cornerback Casey Hayward (29) after Hayward made an interception in the Oct. 7 game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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Things look the same as always when the Green Bay Packers break the defensive huddle.

The cornerbacks and safeties retreat to their positions with the play call they just heard from inside linebacker Brad Jones. Safety Morgan Burnett scans the field and looks for any pre-snap adjustments that need to be made. He gives hand signals and verbal calls to his secondary mates.

It's the same routine defensive players have followed for years. ...

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