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...

PackerReport.com Recommended Stories


  • Maybe it was never as bad as it seemed, but Green Bay's run defense is playing better, and a healthy Letroy Guion is one reason why. (John Konstantaras/Getty Images)

  • The Packers rolled out a shiny new wrinkle with a catchy name last week; we examine its roots and reasoning. (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY)

  • One of the worst defenses in the league "can't wait" to face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Sunday night. (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY)

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…

  • Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.