Green Bay Packers: 5 keys to success in 2018

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 17: Tramon Williams
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 17: Tramon Williams /

2. Force turnovers

Ever since the Packers won the Super Bowl in 2011, their defense has been a lot of things (most of them bad). Unfortunately, being adept at forcing turnovers is not one of them.

The Packers severely miss the playmaking of guys like Nick Collins, Charles Woodson, Tramon Williams and even Sam Shields. Williams is back now, but he is 35-years-old and in his last years. He had a nice season with the Arizona Cardinals last season, but only picked off two passes.

Hopefully, Green Bay can get a couple more out of Williams, as well as guys like Kevin King, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson. Jackson and Alexander were drafted in the first and second rounds respectively this year, in part, due to their playmaking ability. Far too often, the defense forced their own offense to go the length of the field to score. It sure would be nice to give the offense a short field every now and then.