Good Bedard points re Packers secondary


Greg Bedard writes here about the how the Packers secondary could play a key role going forward into the playoffs. As he notes, the Packers are pretty solid on offense, defense, special teams – few glaring weaknesses. But the play of the nickel and dime corners could indeed be critical. Teams struggle to beat us with their #1 and #2 receivers – but tight ends, fullbacks and #3-4 receivers tend to hurt us. So, not only is the play of these back-up corners important, so is the play of the safeties and Brady Poppinga. Poppinga has been a coverage liability all year and his weaknesses concern me as the games become more important. Any team we face from here on out with more than 2 receiving targets could pose some problems unless these guys all step it up. I do like Rouse being available though – maybe he should just fill in for Poppinga and play a safety/linebacker combo position.

I just hope McCarthy continues to have┬áthe stones┬áto yank anyone who has been struggling if they do things that hurt the team in these important games (Bigby, Poppinga, Bush, Jenkins, Colledge – you’re all on notice).

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