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Do you think that the Lockout had an effect on the Crappy D?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Lunchboxer, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Lunchboxer

    Lunchboxer Guest

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    Do you think the Lockout had an effect on the D at all this season? Maybe the lack of OTAs during the off season made the D look weak??
     
  2. AmishMafia

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    No. We have been prone to giving up the big play, even in the SB season. They happened much more frequently this year. I think a major issue is just Shields and Williams regressing. I attribute that to easing up after winning the SB.
     
  3. 7thFloorRA

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    I think it hurt the tackling and I think the new rules that only allow minimal contact practices hurt it as well. The also played a very soft zone or something all year. While getting PI flags sucks I can not remember the last time the secondary got called for it. That tells me they are playing an incredibly soft zone. Having a true off season probably hurt the ability of the draft picks to contribute the most. House may have developed enough to actually contribute with a full rookie off season. Lattimore and So'oto may have been better prepared to contribute as well. I thought So'oto was incredibly close to being ready to start towards the end of the season. The AZ defensive lineman also could have developed more. I thought he was on a BS injured reserve spot just to keep him around. They say he is a good kid with alot of raw talent but is extremely slow when it comes to learning so he could be something in the future.
     
  4. Darth Garfunkel

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    It shouldn't have had any more effect on our D than any one else's. I blame it more on three things: Jenkins, Collins and T Will and Shields taking a step back.
     
  5. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    I think it hurt. Usually there is a big jump in skill between the first and second year for a lot of players. Burnett, Francois, Neal, Shields, Wilson, and Zombo all lost out. Biggest issue was the pass rush. with the new rules you absolutely must have a pass rush. There is no way to cover for more than a few seconds in new the arena NFL.
     
  6. P-E-Z

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    not a player skill issue
     
  7. KCPackFan

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    The lockout was for the whole NFL. It is no excuse for everyone. The only players that could really use that as a valid excuse are rookies.
     
  8. Jules

    Jules The Colts Fan

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    Lets stop making excuses. Even the Colts had a better defense then the Packers this year and half of them got hurt.
     
  9. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    Wow! A whole hour without a defense thread?
    Can we go for two? Can we do it?

    (Sorry for the sarcasm. If I had a dime for every defense thread on here this season, I would have had enough to be a Packers owner. Not from buying one $275 stock. I mean, THE sole owner.)
     
  10. Jules

    Jules The Colts Fan

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    They did get soft. Maybe they over celebrated in the offseason post SB win.

    I remember last season when the Packers played at the Jets. Holy crap what a defensive battle. Ugly game. But, it made me proud.
     
  11. Forget Favre

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    OMG!!!! That's not oxygen in those tanks on the Packers sideline!
    It's nitrous oxide! Laughing gas!
    That explains it.
     

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