In their first game in over 13 years without Mike McCarthy http://www.packerscheapstore.com/corey-linsley-jersey-cheap , the Green Bay Packers take the field against the Atlanta Falcons. Dave Choate of The Falcoholic was kind enough to answer some of our questions about the Falcons and provide some insight into their strengths and weaknesses.APC: The Falcons have fielded one of the worst defenses in the league, ranking near the bottom in DVOA against both the pass and run. Have the team’s defensive issues stemmed merely from their myriad injuries (Deion Jones, Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen, etc.), or have other issues come into play?We’d like to thank Dave and The Falcoholic for his insight. Be sure to check out our Q&A session over there http://www.packerscheapstore.com/mason-crosby-jersey-cheap , as well as their fantastic coverage of all things Falcons. As always, keep your internet machines tuned to Acme Packing Company this Sunday for our comprehensive game-day coverage of Falcons versus Packers. When the Green Bay Packers fired Mike McCarthy as their head coach, it was widely assumed the team would pursue an offensive-minded coach to help fix Aaron Rodgers and the once-potent offense. What happens if that assumption is wrong and the Packers actually go with a defensive-minded coach?This would mean the offensive play caller could be completely in control of the offense and not also be tasked with overseeing the entire time like McCarthy was. It would mean more face-to-face time with Rodgers, who needs to be coached badly and the quarterback himself has gone on record saying that’s what he wants. The benefits of this are pretty tempting.The potential downside to this that it is much easier to fire coordinators than a head coach so if the next offensive coordinator doesn’t gel with Rodgers they’ll be shown the door quickly and that could create instability on that side of the ball. Even with an MVP quarterback that’s not a good thing.It also means the likely departure of Mike Pettine and a third defensive scheme in three years for the Packers. This also isn’t ideal.Green Bay should and probably will still go with an offensive-minded coach, but a defensive candidate should not ruled out. There’s more on the coaching search plus Green Bay’s newest receiver already loves his new team in today’s cheese curds.List of defensive candidates for Packers job could be impressive—PackersNews.comIf Green Bay goes defense, it would be the first defensive minded head coach since *gulp* Ray Rhodes Youth Tramon Williams Jersey , but it could work in theory.What You Might’ve Missed: Young guys in the trenches—Packers.comEven without Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark, the defensive line still held their own for the most part against Chicago despite one play where they parted like the Red Sea.Joe Philbin doesn’t plan to sit QB Rodgers—NFL.comHealth risks aside, further playing time would allow Rodgers to continue to develop chemistry with his young wide receivers, something that has definitely hampered the offense all season as our Peter Bukowski noted. Allen Lazard in ‘Football Heaven’ after signing with Packers—Des Moines RegisterThe former Iowa State standout understands he’s now in “football heaven” and immediately asked Twitter where the nearest Culver’s was so he could find some cheese curds. We think he will fit in just fine.Engineer uses glitter and fart smell to punish package thieves—UPIWant to steal a package? Prepare to look fabulous but smell terrible.