The Green Bay Packers were awful on defense in 2017.
In other news, water is wet.
Remaking the defense will be priority one for general manager Brian Gutekunst and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine this offseason and there are needs aplenty on that side of the ball.
One the biggest needs going into last offseason was the secondary, and former general manager Ted Thompson tried to address it through the draft and the bargain bin in free agency.
Bringing back Davon House brought mixed results to the table and rookie Kevin King had a typical roller coaster first season before ending up on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Along with a pass rush, this remains a top area of concern for the Packers. It’s unclear how Gutekunst will address this but throwing more youth at the position probably won’t yield much immediate improvement.
Instead, they could add veteran talent via free agency while also hoping for a strong second season from King and a rebound season from safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
There’s more on the Green Bay defense plus some Packers cards you share with your Green Bae today in this Valentine’s Day edition of cheese curds
Packers in need of veteran talent at cornerback--PackersNews.com
Behind the resurgent Damarious Randall, the Packers are dangerously thin at this spot in terms of experience. This is one of the bigger messes Thompson left that Gutekunst now has to mop up.
Five defensive players the Packers need to bounce back next season--Packers Wire
Clinton-Dix was not good last year. King was not healthy. Both will need a Randall-type rebound for the Packers to have a strong defense.
Frank Cignetti’s ties to Mike McCarthy go back to the beginning--Packers.com
The Packers’ new quarterbacks coach might be a new name to Aaron Rodgers and the fans, but he is very familiar to the head coach.
Marguerite “Mugs” Bachhuber named 20th member of Packers FAN Hall of Fame--Packers.com
Congratulations to the 87-year old on becoming the newest member of the Packers Fan Hall of Fame!
Packers Valentine’s Day cards--Packers.com
You always wanted a valentine with the picture of a long snapper on it. Admit it, it’s a Goode idea.