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The Green Bay Packers’ secondary went from “all hands on deck” to a depleted unit needing a creative shuffling of bodies in a flash. Over the past eight days [url=http:/[img]/www.packerscheapstore.com/[/img]geronimo-allison-jersey-cheap]Youth Geronimo Allison Jersey[/url] , four key players — three true starters and one who may as well be one — either have come down with injuries or were shipped off the team’s roster, leaving the coaching staff in a bit of a bind as they prepare to play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in week ten.Much has been written and discussed about the trade of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and the surprising release of Jermaine Whitehead, which leave permanent holes at free safety and the hybrid safety/slot/linebacker role, but the injuries may have an even more pressing impact in the short term. Cornerback Kevin King came down with a hamstring injury in the first half of last Sunday’s game in New England, while safety Kentrell Brice also left the game with a knee injury. Combined with Whitehead’s ejection, that left the Packers in quite a bind at halftime.Adjusting on the fly, the Packers elected to keep Tramon Williams at free safety, pairing him with Josh Jones on the back end and rolling with a cornerback group of Bashaud Breeland, Jaire Alexander, and Josh Jackson. Ultimately, those five players are going to be the key contributors in this secondary moving forward, with the two injured players fitting back into the lineup when they return. (Tony Brown and Will Redmond are both on the roster as well, but neither has any significant experience on defense, and are likely to see the field only in case of emergency.)The question now becomes how best to utilize those five players, particularly in week ten but also moving forward if King’s and Brice’s injuries keep them out for an extended length of time. The good news for the Packers is that they face a Dolphins offense that appears to be thoroughly depleted of many major weapons in the passing game.Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill has a shoulder injury and is not expected to play, particularly with the Dolphins having a bye in week 11. That puts Brock Osweiler in the starting lineup. The team’s most dynamic receiving threat this season has been Albert Wilson, but he landed on injured reserve recently and is unavailable. In two games without Wilson, Osweiler has averaged a miserable six yards per pass attempt and has not thrown a touchdown pass.The rest of the Dolphins’ receiving corps should fail to strike any fear into Mike Pettine. Danny Amendola is still a useful slot player, but he cannot carry a passing game alone. The same can be said for Jakeem Grant, a very quick, very small player who played about half the team’s snaps a week ago. DeVante Parker followed up a big six-catch http://www.packerscheapshoponline.com/cheap-authentic-geronimo-allison-jersey , 134-yard day in week eight with just one reception for eight yards last Sunday. Kenny Stills is probably the team’s most dangerous weapon remaining, but he had just one catch last week as well as he is working his way back from a groin injury. Rookie tight end Mike Gesicki oozes athleticism and ability, but has a long way to go in terms of his development. All told, Miami is likely to establish the run behind Kenyan Drake rather than spreading the field with a lot of receivers. Therefore, the Packers probably can stick to using just those five defensive backs in most situations on Sunday. With this advantageous matchup facing the Packers — at least on paper — this could be an opportunity for the team to try a handful of different solutions and configurations in the secondary. Mike McCarthy praised Williams’ adjustment to safety on Wednesday, but perhaps he’s a better matchup on Amendola, at least in some situations, rather than playing the deep middle. Breeland has been mentioned as a possible safety, and McCarthy likes his ability to play multiple cornerback spots, so why not a little safety as well? Jackson has an excellent safety build and skill set; plus, Cris Collinsworth mentioned on Sunday night’s broadcast that “the Packers think he might be a safety,” so this game could be an excuse to get him some reps there to see how he looks.Then there’s Jones, who has seemingly been in the coaches’ doghouse until a few days ago. If Brice can’t play, that leaves Jones likely as a full-time player at strong safety. But if Brice can suit up and play, even on a limited snap count, Jones could get some reps at the dime linebacker spot, a place where he had tremendous success in a few games a year ago.The point here is that the Packers have options for how to deploy their personnel, even if circumstances dictate exactly who makes up that personnel group. And this shapes up to be a great game to try out some new wrinkles and see what sticks. On Monday night, the Green Bay Packers defeated the San Francisco 49ers 33-30 in a thrilling comeback victory. Green Bay’s defense got in a big hole early, matching up poorly with the Niners’ offensive personnel groupings and giving up three touchdowns in the 49ers’ first five offensive possessions. However, as the game went along Corey Linsley Jersey , defensive coordinator Mike Pettine found personnel groupings that worked to counter the big plays that San Francisco racked up in the first half, slowing down and eventually stymieing Kyle Shanahan’s offense.Early on, it wasn’t pretty. Pettine seemingly had no answers for Shanahan and C.J. Beathard, who had four plays that went for 20 yards or more in the first 25 minutes of the game. On the game’s first drive, the Packers lined up primarily in their 3-3-5 look, with three defensive linemen, three linebackers, and five defensive backs. The 49ers were primarily in 21 personnel — two backs in Matt Breida and Kyle Juszczyk and a tight end. The Packers sprinkled in a pair of snaps in a 3-4, including one with Nick Perry putting his hand in the dirt as a down lineman, but San Francisco took an early lead with a few nice passes from C.J. Beathard leading to a Matt Breida touchdown run out of 11 personnel against the Packers’ 3-3-5.The next series saw Pettine use his base 3-4 against the 49ers’ 12 package (one back and two tight ends), before getting off the field on a third-and-two from the more typical 2-4-5 nickel alignment. However, Beathard struck for a deep ball on the next drive — after the Packers gave up a first down through two plays out of the 3-4, Pettine switched back to 3-3-5 and saw Marquise Goodwin burn the secondary for a 67-yard touchdown. Although that was the biggest play of the game and it came from the 3-3-5 (though it was more of a 4-2-5 look with Perry standing up at 5-technique), Pettine ran a zone blitz and dropped nose tackle Tyler Lancaster into coverage. Goodwin split Kevin King the linebackers’ and Kentrell Brice’s coverage, easily outrunning Brice to the football and the end zone. (Note: After it was pointed out by a reader in the comments and after taking a closer look at the all-22 film, it was clear that King was part of the zone blitz, and Goodwin ran through the zones occupied by Clay Matthews and Blake Martinez before beating Brice.)The next two drives combined for just four plays, during which the Packers played base opposite the 49ers’ 21 group. The Packers forced a fumble on the first play, but only after letting Juszczyk pick up 21 yards through the air; then the fifth series was a quick three-play touchdown drive.Admittedly, much of the trouble in the first 25 minutes of the game was the fact that the 49ers barely saw any third downs, let alone any third-and-long snaps. In fact Davante Adams Jersey , by the time they had a 21-20 lead on Green Bay, they had only one snap on third down — a failed third-and-two that resuted in a punt.However, after that point, Pettine finally found the matchups that worked, forcing the Niners to drive more methodically and resulting in some third down opportunities down the stretch. Starting with the sixth series of the game, Pettine used his base defense exclusively when San Francisco lined up in 22 personnel, going to a little bit of 2-4-5 and a hefty dose of 3-3-5 any time the Niners were in 12 or 21. Having an extra defensive back on the field worked, as the Packers allowed just nine points the rest of the way. Most importantly, the chunk plays disappeared for San Francisco, as their three field goal drives averaged 4.6 yards per play compared to the 13.6 yards per play allowed previously. They also allowed no plays of 20 yards or more after this point and just two plays longer than 15 yards.In the Niners’ final three series, Pettine and company were able to slam the door with the help of good field position and a few timely stops. The Packers finally forced some third-and-longs in the second half, allowing their dime defense to take the field in three different arrangements: a 2-3-6, 1-4-6, and even a few snaps from a 0-5-6 grouping with no down linemen.All told, here’s the breakdown of the Packers’ snaps by personnel group on defense (I charted 59 total snaps):Base 3-4: 20Nickel 3-3-5: 21Nickel 2-4-5: 9Dime 2-3-6: 4Dime 1-4-6: 3Dime 0-5-6: 2Yes, the 49ers’ biggest play of the game came against the 3-3-5, but it was the use of that personnel group against certain San Francisco packages that seemed to do the trick for Pettine in the second half.
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