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Pass Rush on Both Sides of Ball is Concern

Rodgers is sacked (Jeff Hanisch/USP)

Losing players in free agency is the price of being a Super Bowl champion in the salary cap era. The cost of those departures was evident on Friday night, when the Packers couldn't protect their quarterbacks or pressure the Cardinals' quarterbacks.

It took just two preseason games for it to become abundantly clear why it's so hard for a Super Bowl champion to win repeat titles. Great teams have a lot of good players, and good players cost a lot of money. With the new collective bargaining agreement meaning a tighter salary cap, the Green Bay Packers had some difficult personnel decisions to make during the offseason. In the end, they made...

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