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Combo Drill Highlights Added Run-Game Focus

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After ranking near the bottom of the league in yards per carry the last three seasons, the Packers are putting an enormous emphasis on improving the run game. The "big letters" part of that emphasis is the "combo," or half-line, drill that is all about attitude.

After one of the offseason practices, coach Mike McCarthy vowed in "big letters" that the Green Bay Packers would field an improved running game this season. The team has put a major emphasis on improving the running game. It started with the decision to flip-flop the offensive line, with Bryan Bulaga being a major upgrade over Marshall Newhouse from a run-blocking perspective at left tackle and...

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