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Julius Peppers the Elephant

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  1. PredatorPeppers

    PredatorPeppers Cheesehead

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    Peppers is going to be used by Dom Capers in his new Elephant/Leo End position. Can you say New Sack Record. [​IMG] The Packers will utilize multiple fronts like the Seattle Seahawks next season with Peppers playing the havoc wreaking Elephant/Leo position. Watch out NFL, Peppers will be unleashed like never before!

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    http://nfl.si.com/2014/03/21/julius-peppers-green-bay-packers-elephant-position/

    http://espn.go.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/7767/a-new-position-possible-for-nick-perry


    http://www.reddit.com/r/GreenBayPac..._guion_is_visiting_todaycould_be_good/cg497jc

    http://espn.go.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/8377/examining-how-peppers-might-be-used

    http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/...3-front-continued/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

    http://www.bigcatcountry.com/2013/1/19/3890928/gus-bradley-defense-leo-position

    http://www.fieldgulls.com/2011/5/31...roll-4-3-under-defense-part-i-an-introduction

    http://www.seahawks.com/news/articles/article-1/Just-call-him-‘Leo’/b7b6abb4-3cbd-4140-9806-a46c2c813322

    http://www.fieldgulls.com/football-.../seahawks-defense-pete-carroll-leo-and-5-tech

    http://espn.go.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/7827/mccarthy-capers-will-fix-defense-together

    http://espn.go.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/7417/capers-3-4-scheme-remains-tweaks-coming



    http://www.packers.com/news-and-eve...hortling/f2deda33-61a6-458a-831d-fb69748aeb53

    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/packers/2009-08-31-capers-defense_N.htm?csp=34

     
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  2. bozz_2006

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    nice work! thanks for putting this all together.
     
  3. rodell330

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    Elephant, goat, monkey, shark I don't care! Just please stay healthy good Lord! We have some injury prone ace guys on defense smh.
     
  4. bozz_2006

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    oh i DEEEEEEFINITELY care! we need a SHARK man!

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  5. bozz_2006

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    ideally, our shark would also have a frickin laser beam attached to his head.

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    competition committee and players' union would be cool with that, right?
     
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  6. easyk83

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    A shark with seal meat inside, that's like a turducken for a Killer Whale.
     
  7. SoonerPack

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    Good God that is a lot of research. Kudos and thanks for the good read. As rodell330 says, whatever the hell they call his position I just hope we are calling in DOMINANT come seasons end...
     
  8. Ace

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    This provides some very good insight as to their plans.. very nice work. My question is, is this going to be our new base defense?
     
  9. mradtke66

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    It's hard to say. I doubt it, because it takes Matthews out of role as a wildcard. If Peppers is the elephant, you still trot out your three big guys for run defense. In such an alignment, Matthews is a "normal" linebacker with mostly sideline to sideline responsibilities in run defense, coverage in pass defense.

    I keep thinking that Peppers' bread and butter for us will be nickel. We'll bring out our "normal" 2-4 personnel, with Peppers as the other OLB. They're just going to let him put his hand in the dirt.
     
  10. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    My guess is the "new" defense will be much more variable than it has been. According to rotowire ( http://www.rotowire.com/football/player.htm?id=2528 ) Peppers played a total of 809 snaps last season (724 on D, 85 on STs) and 842 (785 and 57) in 2012. My guess is he’ll play about 30-35 snaps/game this season (and none on STs) to keep him fresh. If true, that will mean he’ll spend about one-half of defensive snaps on the sideline. So while he may play the elephant position, my guess is that’s not the only position he’ll play. That’s why I think we’ll see much more variation in scheme and personnel this season.
     
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  11. captainWIMM

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    According to PFF Peppers didn´t play a single special teams snap last year and only during one game over the last two years. In addition it seems like he only lined up for FGs or extra points since 2007.
     
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    I didn't remember him playing STs against the Packers and don't know why they'd use him on anything other than FG block team. Maybe rotowire made up those stats?
     
  13. captainWIMM

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    I don´t know, but if you take a closer look at the link you provided they list Peppers´ game log of 2013 with the Packers schedule. Last time I checked he stilled played for the Bears last year.
     
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  14. PredatorPeppers

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    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/252320061.html
     
  15. El Guapo

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    I like this because it comes from a Bears sportswriter and paints this change for Peppers as "unfair" because of how well he thinks it's suited for Peppers. There is more to the article but a brief part is below:

    http://www.csnchicago.com/bears/packers-are-going-have-julius-peppers-do-what
     
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