The Green Bay Packers and their defense are in a rough spot today. Questions are swirling about new defensive coordinator Dom Capers and his ability to put players in position to make plays. The unit gave up four TD passes to Brett Favre in his return to Lambeau Field on Sunday, and the Pack is sitting at 4-3.
People on the outside might see signs of panic, dissention and a team that looks on the verge of falling apart.
On Sunday, following the loss to Minnesota, DE Cullen Jenkins spoke up in the locker room, saying the defense was “handcuffed” by Capers’ scheme, and when players talk, people listen.
But I can tell you from my experience that immediately after a loss — and that was a big loss for the Packers in terms of the Favre drama and, more important, the NFC North race — emotions can get the best of you. As a player, you try to come up with the proper clich