Packers Midseason Resolution: Force More Turnovers
The Packers’ defense has been solid, but not spectacular this season. They’ve limited opponents in the scoring category, ranking 15th in average points allowed per drive. However, they’ve allowed opponents to keep them on the field for long periods of time, as they rank 30th in opponent’s average time of possession per drive.
Perhaps the significant time they’re spending on the field is sapping their energy and limiting their ability to make big plays. The Packers’ defense ranks 29th in forced turnovers.
This lack of big plays rarely gives the offense a short field to work with and the team momentum. Defensive coordinator Joe Barry might be okay with this. His mantra is to keep everything in front of them, make the tackle and get off the field. The issue is they even struggle to perform that part of his scheme. The team needs big plays from a defense that isn’t set up schematically to make them.