ESPN Camp Confidential: Packers Defense : Packers Insider

ESPN Camp Confidential: Packers Defense

August 26, 2009 by  
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By Kevin Seifert, ESPN
August 9, 2009

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Someone is bearing down every time Aaron Rodgers throws a training camp pass. One play it’s cornerback Charles Woodson. Then it’s safety Nick Collins. Sometimes outside linebackers Jeremy Thompson and Aaron Kampman crash the pocket together. Then it’s Thompson and inside linebacker Brandon Chillar.

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“It’s tougher to go against,” Rodgers said. “It really is tougher. Going against our old scheme, there was just a lot of man coverage. You kind of knew you were going to get ‘one-high’ man or ‘two-high’ man or a very rare Cover 2. But what you saw in practice, they were bringing guys off both edges. Corner blitz. Safety blitz. Then they play Cover 2, Cover 3 or Cover 0. They mix up the coverages and the blitzes so often… It makes it a lot more difficult to try to get a read on it. They force you to make a quick decision.”

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