Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Peppers to have "multiple roles" in 2014 defense

Recently-signed Defensive End Julius Peppers will have "multiple roles" in the Packers 2014 defense, ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde reports. Apparently, Peppers will practice with the team's LineBackers this season, yet will play more positions than just that. 

So yea, it's starting to look like the ex-Bear won't be the same kinda player this year as he's been in the past. I guess that'll be a little strange at first, but as he long as he contributes his fair share (he'll probably have to do more than just that) I could care less where exactly he's standing on the defensive line.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

I'm not sure how much he'll actually play at linebacker, but moving Peppers around the formation would make sense. Back in February, Ian Rapoport reported that the Packers were looking for more versatile lineman. Peppers isn't an exceptional edge rusher anymore, but he's still an athletic freak. Ben Stockwell recently wrote at Pro Football Focus that he could see the Packers using Peppers as the Bills utilized Mario Williams last season. Williams wasn't ranked too highly by Pro Football Focus last year, but he did record 13 sacks.