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Pete Dougherty analysis: Packers may need to take chance in free agency to improve 'D'

7:34 PM, Jan. 18, 2014
Linebacker Clay Matthews will be back next year, but the Packers have a lot of holes to fill around their defensive star.
Linebacker Clay Matthews will be back next year, but the Packers have a lot of holes to fill around their defensive star.
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At his season-ending news conference this month, coach Mike McCarthy made clear what he thinks ails the Green Bay Packers' defense.

When it came to scheme and coaching, McCarthy endorsed coordinator Dom Capers and his 3-4, zone-blitz system.

But when asked about the team's subpar play at safety this season, McCarthy changed the subject to personnel in general instead and stated that his defense needs "more impact players." ...

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