The Green Bay Packers' Switch to a 4-3 Could Be Easier Than You Think

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The Green Bay Packers' Switch to a 4-3 Could Be Easier Than You Think
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After watching the debacle Saturday that was the Green Bay Packers defense, I decided to reserve judgement until the emotions wore off.

Well, it's officially been over 48 hours, and I still believe the same thing—it's time for a change.

Dom Capers and his 3-4 defense is like a new fad diet: You have great initial success, so you stay on the diet way longer than you should, trying to replicate that early achievement, and in the end, you end up weighing more than when you started.

This is exactly where the Packers are now with Capers. The defense is worse than when he took over in 2009.

While Capers' defense has been successful at sacking the quarterback, that has been the only part that has improved from 2008. Almost every other category in every other year, Capers' 3-4 defense has underperformed.

This has been especially true in the playoffs. Aside from that run in 2010, the Capers' defense has been horrible against any offense not quarterbacked by Joe Webb.

The most glaring was against Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback with only seven starts under his belt, who thoroughly embarrassed the Packers in a record-breaking performance.

So what is the remedy?

It's time to call up an old friend, the 4-3. While completely changing defensive philosophy for a team with championship aspirations is not ideal, the transition would be easier than you think.

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