My list of players , starting players that can and should be upgraded based on that system.
( I am holding some questions because of the new system and how Pettine will use players.
Randall is all ready gone and for good reason.
The next would be Hawkins, when forced to play he gives up way to many plays.
Iíve lost all confidence in HHCD, he is not a play maker and his play as a deep safety is very questionable. Maybe it was just the year and I hope he can step up but watching his play in those two games something need to be done.
Burnett is a good player, good thatís it, the position both safety spots need upgrading.
Keeping*Jones at safety , just safety is a good thing. I think he, Brice and Evans will and should get more reps.
But more and more a safety , FS needs to be drafted.
CB King is gin g to be a stud CB. Complete CB, smart, tackling and coverage.
Martinez is a stud, he will be a HUGE piece in the new defense. Looks like he will get to run the show on the field and that is a great choice.
Ryan is average, and should be up graded for a really good coverage LB to go with Martinez.
Perry is very talented but we all know his inability to stay healthy, A player I think that will take a step up in the defense Gilbert, he can play stand up or hand down. He played some good football to finish the year.
Fackrell is a whipping boy, but he has coverage ability and the athletic ability to fit the new defense really well.
He had four sacks last year and pressures.
He HAS to get stronger, and play with some nasty. This year is its for him. But in this defense his ability to rush and drop is a big plus.
Matthews is still the best player on the defense, and that is what his complete game is, a complete player.
In the Pettine defense he can be used all over. And should be,
What they need is someone to go with him being able to do all those things he does and give him breaks.
Up front Dial is a rotational player and can be replaced he is not signed and I wouldnít.
Clark and Lowry are upswing players. And will do even more this season.
Adams in 5ennew defense is a Wilkerson type player, so quick, long arms, quicker then Wilkerson, faster then Wilkerson, Wilkerson had better agility numbers but not by a lot coming out.
Adams better vert.
Daniels is Daniels EFFORT! A leader, his limitations are the same, but he had made those less and less with his experience and work. Key piece for the new defense.
They need a NT to go with Clark for rotation if they are not resigning Dial.
Pepkins is a player I think will take a much bigger role this year.
Do the Packers have all the pieces for a better defense?
Yes they do, but it needs depth and competition across the board.
A Edge player that can be effective in rotation, a CB and a deep safety are the biggest needs to me.
What say you?
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