Saturday night’s Nashville slopfest included the debut of Julius Peppers with the Packers. His 10 snaps may have provided a strong hint at how he’ll be used this year, his first in the 3-4 defense.
Via Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Peppers had five snaps at linebacker in the base defense and five at defensive end in the 4-2 nickel look.
It’s a distinction without much of a difference. Peppers has made his living as a pass rusher, and he needs to get back to being a better pass rush to justify the living he’ll make in Green Bay.
In 2013, Peppers’ sack production dipped to 7.0, his lowest output since getting only 2.5 in 2007. For his career, Peppers has 118.5 sacks, good for 17th on the all-time list.