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'Elephant' position gives Packers defense flexibility, unpredictability

6:53 AM, Jun. 18, 2014

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This offseason, Mike McCarthy and Dom Capers vowed to look for ways to improve the NFL's 25th-ranked defense, and one of their answers was to add the "elephant" position to their scheme.

The notion is nothing new. Elephants and hybrids have been utilized in some form or fashion for more than 20 years under various monikers. Seattle and Jacksonville refer to them as "Leo" defenders.

Still, it's a relatively new term under McCarthy. Since the Packers' ninth-year coach first spoke publicly of the change in February, it's been unclear exactly how the defense will change under Capers, the ...

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