LA Rams Behind Enemy Lines: Week 12 recon re: Packers at Lambeau Field?

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Question II

Ramblin’ Fan – The LA Rams have made headlines for ‘splash moves’ to improve their roster. Which off-season move had the biggest impact on the Packers? Which roster move do you wish the team had made that they passed on?

Dairyland Express: Easily the best addition this offseason was the signing of LB De’Vondre Campbell, who wasn’t signed until June and he’s playing on just a one-year deal worth $2 million. Campbell has been the best linebacker in Green Bay in over a decade and he’s also currently PFF’s highest-graded linebacker this season.

He’s an uber-reliable tackler who is always around the ball. He can hold his own in coverage, allowing only 6.3 yards per catch, he’s good against the run, and as a pass-blitzer. A big reason why the Joe Barry defense is finding success is that he has Campbell playing like Pro Bowler in the middle.

In terms of additions that the team missed out on, I don’t really have anyone specific, this is already a very talented roster. But I’m always a fan of adding to the interior defensive line–something that Green Bay did not do. A strong push from the interior will quickly wreck an entire play for the opposing offense, not to mention that everyone benefits when the interior defenders are winning.

The good news, however, is that Dean Lowry and Tyler Lancaster have been playing much better this season, and providing Kenny Clark with some additional help. We’ve also seen several flashes from fifth-round rookie TJ Slaton–so at least at this position, there really hasn’t been much thought about who Green Bay could have added.