Joe Barry has a tall task Sunday
The Green Bay Packers have a tough three stretch of games to finish their regular season. They must beat the Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions to have a chance to make a Wild Card spot. All three teams have been formable on the offensive side of the ball this season. Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry knows what his group has to do to notch a win against the Dolphins on Christmas.
The Dolphins head into the Week 16 matchup with the fifth-most total yards in the NFL. They score 24.6 points a game, the ninth most in the league. The Dolphins have explosive wide receivers in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is having his best season statistically. The Packers’ defense will have to find creative ways to keep up with these weapons on Christmas.
During his Thursday press conference, Barry spoke about how the defense plans to stop Tua and the Dolphins. According to Matt Schneidman with The Athletic, Barry thinks the Packers need to be sound.
“We gotta tackle better than we’ve ever tackled all year long,” Schneidman quotes Barry as saying.
Joe Barry on facing Miami's offense:— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) December 22, 2022
"We gotta tackle better than we've ever tackled all year long."
The Packers have had their struggles tackling this season. Sunday needs to be the time the group can finally be sound at that part of the defense. If the Packers let Hill and Waddle break tackles, the Packers’ playoff hopes will fade before the New Year.