Scout Premium Content

Room For Improvement Part 5: Missed Tackles

DC Dom Capers (Matthew Emmons/USP)

With our four-part look at the record-setting offense in the books, we kick off our four-part look at the defense at the only logical place: tackling. Tackling ties into everything, as defensive coordinator Dom Capers points out with an interesting stat.

As good as the Green Bay Packers' offense was during a record-setting 2011, the Packers' defense was as awful in setting some dubious records of its own. When Packer Report asked defensive coordinator Dom Capers about his to-do list to get his unit ready for the season, his focus was on tackling and the passing game. "I think the No. 1 thing is we have to tackle better," he said. "We have to... Recommended Stories

  • It took seven games but the YAC-producing, tackle-breaking Randall Cobb returned on Sunday against Carolina (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

  • With a depleted supporting cast of proven playmakers, Aaron Rodgers might be having his best season. Nonetheless, Rodgers' brilliant numbers haven't exactly dropped the jaws of anyone in the Packers'…

  • One week at a time, Green Bay's defense has been turning its weaknesses into strengths. With Week 7 almost in the books, the Packers rank 10th in points and tied for eighth in yards per play, and sore…

  • Dr. Roto believes Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry will overtake WR Brian Hartline as the team's No. 2 receiver sooner rather than later. Stay ahead of the curve with Dr. Roto!

  • The San Francisco Giants came out swinging in Game One of the 2014 World Series, scoring three times in the first inning and never looking back.

Up Next