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Offline nerdmann  
#76 Posted : Friday, March 27, 2015 10:07:42 AM(UTC)
Mucky Tundra said: Go to Quoted Post
Well, as long as they don't run him into the ground like they did the first 10 or so games of the season (granted with rest he rebounded in the playoffs) I think he'll be fine.


He'll definitely be on a pitch count this year. They'll ease him off in December if they can, so he'll be fresh for the playoffs.
Offline beast  
#77 Posted : Friday, March 27, 2015 10:27:58 AM(UTC)
Mucky Tundra said: Go to Quoted Post
Well, as long as they don't run him into the ground like they did the first 10 or so games of the season (granted with rest he rebounded in the playoffs) I think he'll be fine.


To me it seemed like Peppers made most of the plays early on, wondering why Matthews wasn't making more plays, and then at some point that reversed itself And people wondered why Peppers dropped off. I thought maybe teams decided to stop Matthews at the start of the season and as he was making more plays then slide it to Peppers. But overall balanced as the other team was taking one away all year.

But you could be right, maybe Peppers got run down. .. hopefully Neal and Perry will be able to step up.
Offline DakotaT  
#78 Posted : Friday, March 27, 2015 12:11:23 PM(UTC)
beast said: Go to Quoted Post

But you could be right, maybe Peppers got run down. .. hopefully Neal and Perry will be able to step up.


I'm hoping Jarone Elliot steps up. The good thing is that we have proven players and aren't thin at OLB anymore.
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Offline DoddPower  
#79 Posted : Friday, March 27, 2015 1:00:27 PM(UTC)
Julius Peppers needs to be a situational pass rusher only. When he is fresh, he is a difference maker, but we can't expect him to stay fresh all season long when playing most the game. Use him right Dom, and he will still be an asset.
Offline Mucky Tundra  
#80 Posted : Friday, March 27, 2015 4:39:21 PM(UTC)
beast said: Go to Quoted Post
To me it seemed like Peppers made most of the plays early on, wondering why Matthews wasn't making more plays, and then at some point that reversed itself And people wondered why Peppers dropped off. I thought maybe teams decided to stop Matthews at the start of the season and as he was making more plays then slide it to Peppers. But overall balanced as the other team was taking one away all year.

But you could be right, maybe Peppers got run down. .. hopefully Neal and Perry will be able to step up.


Green Bay Packers' NFC divisional playoff snap counts

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After playing 76.3 percent the snaps in the first 14 games of the season, Peppers has played just 65.3 percent of snaps in the past three games. The rest might have helped. He played perhaps his best game of the season on Sunday with 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles
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