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Cheese Curds, 5/21: Packers defense embraces Mike Pettine’s press man tendencies

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The Packers needed corners, but they weren’t satisfied with just anybody this offseason

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The Packers’ offseason has been almost entirely devoted to defense. Outside of the Jimmy Graham signing, the Packers devoted most of their time and resources toward shoring up a unit that’s been largely responsible for a few recent postseason exits.

With OTAs underway today, we’re starting to get a better look at how, exactly, the revamped defense will be shaping up, starting with Mike Pettine’s need for a particular kind of cornerback, which the Packers were happy to target early in the draft.

Why the Packers are prioritizing press-man cornerbacks | Packers News
Mike Pettine has long been advertised as bringing an intense press-man style of defense wherever he goes. Michael Cohen goes deep on Pettine’s history with developing press-man cornerbacks and the Packers’ work to get Pettine the players he needs.

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Prior to making a full-time switch to linebacker, Burks lined up all over Vanderbilt’s defense, starting his career as a safety before moving closer to the line of scrimmage. Tom Silverstein says that experience lends itself well to a hybrid role in the Packers defense.

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James Looney is just the latest branch of a family tree bursting with football talent, and he’s doing everything he can to make sure his career bears fruit, including serenading reporters in the locker room. Wes Hodkiewicz looks at Looney’s family history and how the seventh-round pick plans to adjust to the pro game.

Packers rookie WRs rock the green and gold at NFLPA event | Packers Wire
It’s still a couple months until we get to see the Packers in their gameday green and gold for real, but J’Mon Moore and Marquez Valdes Scantling gave us a bit of a preview at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere over the weekend. The pair were two of 40 rookies invited to take part in the annual event.

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