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Cardinals-Packers: Switch to 3-4 fueled Pack’s defense

January 7, 2010 by  
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Jan 7, 2010 ~ By Bob McManaman, Arizona Republic

~As good as quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been this season for the Green Bay Packers , one of the main reasons they have had so much success has been their transformation on the other side of ball by implementing the 3-4 defense.

 In the off-season, the Packers hired Dom Capers as defensive coordinator and brought in several new assistant coaches to teach the new scheme, which has worked wonders.

Kurt Warner on the Packers defense: "Not only are they athletic, not only do they have a good scheme, not only are they smart. But when the ball is in the air, they're great at going and getting it."

Kurt Warner on the Packers defense: "Not only are they athletic, not only do they have a good scheme, not only are they smart. But when the ball is in the air, they're great at going and getting it."

The Packers finished the season as the second-ranked defense overall in the league. They are first in the NFL in rushing defense, fifth in pass defense and lead everyone with 40 takeaways.

It was a work in progress that head coach Mike McCarthy said his players probably didn’t fully reach their potential until the off week in mid-October.

“It was definitely something that you build,” he said Wednesday. “You come in, put a new staff together, meet with the players and then you go to training camp but you don’t have enough time to do everything.

“You try to do as much as you can in the preseason games, but there’s still nothing like regular-season games to get you ready.”

The Cardinals have been as impressed as anyone – especially quarterback Kurt Warner.
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