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Shields Speeds Defense's Growth

What in the Sam Hill were the Packers thinking by not adding a cornerback in the offseason? Fortunately, landing Sam Shields was a steal. Without the undrafted rookie, it's hard to imagine the Packers would be playing for a trip to the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The Green Bay Packers have four defensive players heading to the Pro Bowl, but they almost certainly wouldn't be playing for the NFC Championship had it not been for the meteoric rise of an undrafted rookie. Last year, the Packers finished second in the NFL in total defense, but when it counted, defensive coordinator Dom Capers and his players had no answers. The only stumbling block during the...

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