Green Bay Packers In Need Of Defensive Help From Coach Sumlin, Aggie Football

Source:  John Brannen / Houston Chronicle

The NFL has come calling for Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin once again.

But this time, it’s not about filling a coaching vacancy.

The Packers were eliminated from the playoffs in a 45-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. A big reason for that was the dual-threat capabilities of quarterback Colin Kapernick, who finished with 181 rushing yards and had touchdown runs of 20 and 56 yards. The Packers’ defense gave up a total of 579 yards to the 49ers on offense.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy is sending members of his staff to College Station to meet with Sumlin. There they will ask for advice on how to contain mobile quarterbacks.

“Definitely there’s a lot of conversation about the read option – rightfully so,” McCarthy said in the article. “Five hundred seventy-nine, that’s a number that will stick in our focus as a defense throughout the offseason. We’re studying the read option, the teams that are doing it in the NFL.

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