This past week, the Packers took part in an unusual activity to prepare themselves for next season. In hopes of learning to better defend the read-option attack that San Francisco used to torch them for 579 yards in the NFC Playoffs. The coaches decided to go to Texas A&M to learn from a school that has mastered the system with quarterback Johnny Manziel. The Packers desperately need to improve their defense, especially against the read-option, if they have any plans of returning to the Super Bowl and getting past the 49ers.
While most NFL teams consult with colleges and college coaches for tips and pointers from some of the greatest minds in the game, not all of them are so public about it. The Packers were not hesitant to announce this trip and maybe this will start a trend where other teams openly travel to colleges to learn their systems as new principles and strategies emerge from the lower levels of the game. Packers fans, how do you feel about your team heading south to learn some tricks of the trade? Post your comments below and let us know how you feel.