Opinion: Green Bay Would Be Well Suited for a Switch Back to the 4-3 Defense

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Opinion: Green Bay Would Be Well Suited for a Switch Back to the 4-3 Defense
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The Packers had the 32nd overall defense in 2011, dead last in the NFL. It's no secret that the Packers are trying to address the issue this off-season. Ted Thompson has done some bargain shopping of late, adding some pieces to the defense that may be contributors next season. Having added defensive end Anthony Hargrove, defensive tackle/end Daniel Muir and possibly outside linebacker Dave Tollefson, the Packers are making an effort to improve their horrid pass rush.

But what if the Packers took a different route? Rumors are swirling that they are flirting with the idea of going to a 3-4/4-3 hybrid defense, much like the New England Patriots employ. I, for one, am 100% behind the idea of the merge. It will be a tough transition for players to adjust, but what if the Packers went back to the 4-3 scheme? Granted, this article is pure opinion and am no way advocating firing Dom Capers to hire a coach known for running the 4-3 scheme.

I do believe however, that the Packers defense is better suited to be a 4-3 defense and have the pieces to successfully transition back to the 4-3 defense.

In this slideshow, I will breakdown my reasoning for the switch, and the starters at each position, based on the switch to the 4-3 defensive scheme.

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