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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at the abundance of pressure Dom Capers sent in the team’s first preseason game and what it means.
The notion that the Packers are using blitzes they might employ against Seattle would be anathema in most NFL circles, but Capers decided this summer he wanted his defense to practice them under game-like conditions.
In 2014, Capers came up with a 4-3 look he wanted to spring on the Seahawks in a season opener in Seattle. He kept it a secret from the rest of the NFL, using it only in the privacy of the Packers’ practice fields.
The Seahawks destroyed it, and while it turned out to be a poorly conceived idea, the Packers might have been better at it if they had tested it out in a game. Or maybe they would have realized it wasn’t going to work.
This year, Capers, who has a revamped secondary that has many new pieces and moving parts, has decided he needs the live action to test out his plan. He is using the August games to create an identity for his defense and set the tone for the regular season.
Pete Dougherty recently sat down with Ted Thompson:
Michael Cohen and Tom Silverstein break down the play of the quarterbacks in camp:
Ryan Wood writes on Mike McCarthy’s long-standing treatment of the national anthem in Green Bay:
Elsewhere, Mike Florio thinks the time to re-do Aaron Rodgers’ contract has come:
Great look at Packers history, as usual, from Cliff Christl:
Receiver World highlights some good work from Jeff Janis:
Sweet aerial shot of Lambeau during the 1996 NFC Championship Game.
If you just can’t wait to watch the Packers take on the Vikings, here’s a Madden preview:
Kevin King won’t be adjusting to this one any time soon:
Lombardi Ave. reflects on the toll playing in the NFL took on Marco Rivera:
Jason Perone asks: What’s the deal with Ted?
Take a look at Aaron Rodgers’ first pass attempt during preseason of his rookie year:
The Packers Wire is looking for big things from Davante Adams:
Eye In the Sky has a bunch of clips up from the preseason game:
The campaign to get Jerry Kramer into the Hall of Fame continues: