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Sep 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is pursued by Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields (37) at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Dom Capers is clueless on how to stop the read-option

Green Bay’s defensive coordinator has had a number of chances to game plan against teams that feature the read option as a portion of their offense. So far, he’s been unable to come up with a strategy that works.

The Seahawks rushed for 194 and 207 yards in the two games against Capers’ defense last season. The year before they give up 167 to the 49ers. In 2012 the Packers gave up 323 and 186 to the 49ers. All 5 of those games were losses for the Packers.

Green Bay’s defense is predicated on attacking upfield. This leaves them vulnerable to the read-option. It is up to Capers to design a game plan capable of covering up this deficiency.

So far, he’s been completely unable to do so.

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