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13 Days ’Til Camp: Missing Tackles

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Every day until the start of camp on July 26, we’ll provide one juicy nugget to whet your appetite for the return of football. We’d give you more but the CBA forbids two-a-days. Sorry. One year after fixing the problem, the Packers' defense missed tackles at an alarming rate in 2013.

In 2011, the Green Bay Packers fielded one of the worst defenses in franchise history. One reason why is a championship defense turned into a bunch of tackling dummies. “Last year wasn’t what we set out to do. Tackling was a big part of it,” Charles Woodson said early during the 2012 training camp. “There’s an emphasis on it. Any time you have a glaring defect in a part of your game plan, it’s...

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