Monday, March 03, 2014

Packers may consider moving Perry to DE

The Packers may consider moving soon-to-be third year Outside Linebacker Nick Perry back to the position he starred in in college, Defensive End,'s Rob Demovsky reports. Last season, Perry was okay, collecting 28 tackles and 4 sacks, but still, I guess this move would work. I mean, if he was really good at DE when he was at USC, then I don't see why the Packers can't at least experiment with putting him there. 

Either way, whether or not this move ends up happening won't really affect the defense that much, so yea, let's just not worry about it. When preseason comes around, we'll take another look, but for now, let's just focus on the more important draft stuff.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

Perry's best skill is as a pass rusher, so letting him focus on just being a pass rusher is not a bad idea. Though they probably expected him to become an everydown player when they used a 1st round pick on him.

He's had some adventures in pass coverage, though he wasn't asked to do a lot of it in 2013, but he's not great playing in space. He's actually been better against the run then I expected.

Whether this is a good move really depends on who they replace him with. Outside of Matthews and Perry, they don't have another player currently on the roster that I want to see starting at OLB.