How will the Packers transition to a 4-3 defense?

Aaron is joined by former coach and founder of Match Quarters Cody Alexander to examine how Green Bay's new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley will go about transitioning the Packers defense from a 3-4 to a 4-3 scheme.




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WD's picture

February 12, 2024 at 03:56 pm

Great article and very informative. Personally I tend to agree with Aaron that a Gilbert (grave digger) Brown could help the defense regardless of what is in fashion. Remember the Packers have had a chronic problem of stopping the run. What is wrong with having a big man who will demand a double team? Someone who breaks through double teams. It seems everyone wants to have safeties who can tackle the runner. By the time the RB gets to the safeties he has already picked up 4 or 5 yards. So, yea, go for a safety or CB with the first pick at #25. That said, I hope Gute takes a good look at DT T'Vondre Sweat from Texas. I think he could be had at our second pick #41. Did I mention he was a unanimous first team all American and winner of the Outland trophy? Moreover at 6'4 and 362 lbs. he makes big men look small! That said take your Safety or CB with the first pick. I think the new DC would appreciate a couple of gifts from the draft early. Plenty of time to address the offense in round three. Frankly I kind of like the offense where it is, But we need depth at RB particularly if one of our starters leave. I would consider keeping the big RB and try him at fullback. Obviously we need Jones.

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dblbogey's picture

February 12, 2024 at 05:56 pm

I see Sweat mocked to GB with our 41st pick often. I think for this defense, the need for a quality safety is a must. Offensively, I hope for an OG and OT and it's time to draft Aaron's backup and eventual replacement. There are 3 kickers in this draft who were in the 88% accuracy range and are considered draftable. Take 1 in the 5th round.

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LLCHESTY's picture

February 12, 2024 at 08:30 pm

I've read quite a few of Alexander's articles and would encourage anyone that loves defense to check it out. He will sometimes use two terms meaning the same thing but it's worth spending a minute looking them up. I also follow him on Twitter. He sent along BC's coverage rates when Nagler tweeted a thank you. Remember the Packers rates could be quite different when they're playing top QBs.

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