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Communication keys Packers' improved defense

4:51 PM, Dec. 29, 2012
Better communication the Packers has helped the unit climb into the top 10 defensive rankings this year and produce more key plays, like the interception by Erik Walden, right, last week against Tennessee.
Better communication the Packers has helped the unit climb into the top 10 defensive rankings this year and produce more key plays, like the interception by Erik Walden, right, last week against Tennessee.
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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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