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Tuesday Cheese Curds: Packers again need improvement on defense

The Packers look to internal improvement to crack the code on defense.

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For what feels like the 57th offseason in a row, the Packers are looking for improvement on defense.

It is, of course, not for lack of trying. The Packers have invested on defense again and again. They’ve tried different coordinators. They’ve injected first-round pick after first-round pick. And yet the story every offseason is the same.

Maybe it’s just the nature of things when you have a Hall of Fame quarterback. With high-level talent at the most important position, the offense basically takes care of itself. The defense is bound to attract a lot of negative attention as a result.

But still, the defense does need to be better, and at some point maybe that improvement needs to come from within. How much outside help can you really add before you’re just throwing good money after bad? Is the next draft pick really going to be the one that fixes everything?

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