Role Players Must Pick Up the Sack Slack
Dom Capers is a man with an infinite number of plans. Most of them — like this one — he would have preferred to keep unseen and unused in the back pages of some nondescript notebook. A few weeks ago, the Green Bay Packers' defensive coordinator was talking about injuries and the need to not put all of the defensive eggs in one or two baskets. "If you base it all on one, two, three guys, all of a sudden you lose a guy or two, you're flat done," Capers said. "You have to have enough flexibility if you lose a guy. There's been games where we had to play without Clay Matthews. Obviously, Clay's a big part of our plan and there's a lot of focus on Clay, but you've got to be ready because you never know. You're always one play away." Little did Capers know at the time that he'd be going into one of the most important and most challenging road games of the year without his best defensive player. Matthews was ruled out of Sunday's NFC North game at Detroit, and there's no guarantee that...
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