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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Kampman one of the best



October 29, 2007

By Jeff Legwold

The Broncos certainly aren’t alone in their struggles in dealing with Packers defensive end Aaron Kampman.

Kampman, who lines up on the defensive right side — usually the power end — is the Packers’ best threat in the pass rush. Scouts believe Kampman is one of the best players in the league with his hands, he rarely makes mistakes in his technique for offensive linemen to take advantage of, and he also comes hard every play.

He finished with all three of the Packers’ sacks to go with six tackles.

Kampman powered past Broncos right tackle Erik Pears for a sack just before halftime and then forced a holding penalty on Pears to go with another sack during the same Broncos possession in the third quarter.

He consistently forced Jay Cutler to adjust his positioning in the pocket, often unsettling the timing in the Broncos passing attack.

In the Packers’ last game before facing the Broncos — a three-point win over the Redskins — Kampman then had two sacks, another tackle for loss and another tackle for no gain in the Redskins’ final six plays from scrimmage in the game.

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