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Pack­ers beat writer Ryan Wood an­swered ques­tions from read­ers Mon­day, a day af­ter Green Bay’s win over Seat­tle. Read the com­plete tran­script at www.json­line.com/pack­ers.

Q: (Aaron) Rodgers com­pli­mented Martel­lus (Ben­nett) for draw­ing that flag to pro­tect him. I think it was in­cred­i­bly stupid and un­nec­es­sary (even if it was a dead ball foul, for­tu­nately) but many Packer fans seem to dis­agree with me. What say you? A: Later in the sea­son, per­haps. For their first game to­gether, I thought it was the type of moment that builds chem­istry. Some­times, those sorts of plays are nec­es­sary. Aaron Rodgers seemed sur­prised by Martel­lus Ben­nett's re­ac­tion. He did not make much of what K.J. Wright did to re­ceive the shove. But you could tell the quar­ter­back ap­pre­ci­ated his tight end com­ing to his de­fense. Those mo­ments are not for­got­ten.

Q: Hey Ryan, on the con­tro­ver­sial play re­gard­ing (Da­vante) Adams and (Jeremy) Lane, I did not see a punch, but I did see the two play­ers go at each other pretty bad. When they hit the ground, Lane had his fore­arm solidly on Adams' throat, and he was not let­ting up. This, in my opin­ion, war­ranted a penalty.

A: Prob­a­bly war­ranted some kind of penalty, but I did not see a punch either. Af­ter the game, Adams said he couldn't re­call ev­ery de­tail of the play be­cause things hap­pened so fast, but said he did not re­mem­ber a punch.

Q: Oh how the mighty have fallen? I am a huge Ed­die Lacy fan. But was that a com­pletely washed up back I saw yes­ter­day? Or is the Packer front 7 cur­rently that tough? A: Maybe both? The Pack­ers de­fense was ex­cep­tional. I think their in­te­rior de­fen­sive line could be a dif­fer­ence maker. Their dis­rup­tion in­stead sets the ta­ble for the Pack­ers us­ing so much of their ni­tro pack­age. But ... 3 yards on 5 car­ries? No, Ed­die Lacy did not look good. Q: What ex­actly is the Ni­tro pack­age?

A: It's a three-safety per­son­nel with Morgan Bur­nett as an inside linebacker in what looks like nickel, play­ing next to a tra­di­tional inside linebacker with Ha Ha Clin­ton-Dix and Ken­trell Brice as the deep safeties.

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