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The Packers rarely put pressure on the quarterback last season. They were ranked 27th in the league in sacks with 29, which was the primary reason they could not stop the pass.
The previous season, the Packers were second in the league with 47 sacks. This ugly turnaround had the Packers scratching their heads and is something that needs to get fixed.
In the 3-4 defense, the outside linebacker is a key position when it comes to sacking the quarterback. They need to be able to run blitz schemes effectively and be quick off the line.
On the edge, linebacker Clay Matthews gets all the attention from offenses. He was routinely double-teamed, which made him ineffective. Other players could not get by the offensive line, which created time for the quarterback to pick apart the Packers secondary.
For the Packers to improve next season, they need to get their primary need, which is outside linebacker.