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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Digging out

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Green Bay coaches started digging out from a 503-yard hole Monday. After giving up that many passing yards Sunday to Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, there was plenty to consider.

Coach Mike McCarthy believes the figure was an anomaly and not likely to happen again this season, writes Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers said the Packers will be prepared if opponents take the Steelers’ approach and spread the field to create favorable matchups against their depleted secondary.

The Packers are also going to have to look at when they use their sub defense packages, especially the dime group that was on the field Sunday for the final, game-winning play. At this point, that group isn’t comprised of the best 11 defensive players the Packers can get on the field.

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