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Packers Send Defensive Coaches To College To Figure Out Read Option

Feb 22, 2013 7:27 PM EST

The Green Bay Packers are sending their defensive coaches to Texas A&M to study the read-option offense to figure out how to counter it.

The 49ers gained 579 yards against the Packers in their playoff game.

“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,” Mike McCarthy said. “We’re even going to the college ranks, we’ll have a couple college coaches come in, spend some time with our staff. Actually, our defensive staff is going to take a trip to Texas A&M, Kevin Sumlin is someone I have great respect for and with his ability to share from both the offensive side and the defensive side his experience in the read option. It’s something from an education, preparation standpoint that we will grow as a staff and be better prepared for in the future.”

Via Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk