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Here’s How Kirksey Could Change Defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Last season, Mike Pettine’s Green Bay Packers defense lined up with six-plus defensive backs on a league-high 52 percent of the snaps, according to Sports Info Solutions.

With that, there are two questions worth considering with the 2020 season barely three weeks away. One, is that simply the way Pettine prefers to line up in response to today’s NFL, with more offenses leaning toward spreading the field than using brute force? Or was that the way he was forced to line up because his linebackers were such liabilities in coverage?

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