The 2011-12 NFL season ended in disaster for the Green Bay Packers as the team had the best record in the league during the regular season, but a stunning loss at home to the NY Giants dashed the team's hopes of winning back-to-back Super Bowls.
While the offense struggled in the divisional playoff game with turnovers, it was the defense that showed the biggest cracks throughout the season as they allowed teams to move the ball all year-long. Yes the defense led the league in turnovers, but one game of not making big plays ended their season and now the team will look to add some talent this off-season.
One of the hottest rumors in football has the Packers going after free agent defensive end Mario Williams of the Houston Texans. Williams played in just five games this past season because of an injury and yet he had five sacks in those ball games. With 53 sacks and 11 forced fumbles in his career the 26-year-old has made a name for himself as one of the better ends in football.
Green Bay runs a 3-4 defense and that is the same scheme as Houston, making this an easy transition, but the Packers are not known for signing big name free agents and that could mean the team will use the draft to add talent. The team's offense is one of the best in the NFL, but upgrading the defense needs to take priority and signing Williams is a good step in the right direction for the Packers.