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Right circumstances unleash Green Bay Packers pass rush

November 17, 2009 by  
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By Rob Demovsky, Green Bay Press-Gazette
Nov. 17th, 2009

Nick Barnett is a realist. As much as he enjoyed going hog wild after Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo on Sunday and sacking him twice, the Green Bay Packers linebacker knows the stars have to align just right for defensive coordinator Dom Capers to use a similar plan game in and game out.  

Nick Barnett sacks Tony Romo

Nick Barnett sacks Tony Romo

 After the Packers battered the Cowboys with an array of inside cross blitzes and outside pressures, the simple solution seemingly would be to throw the same thing at the San Francisco 49ers this week, the Detroit Lions the following week and so on until they’re riding right into the playoffs.

That can happen, but only if the rest of the game plan works, too. Getting help from the special teams and the offense to skew the field-position battle toward the Packers is a must.

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