2:10 PM EDT, Tue September 01, 2015

Julius Peppers made quite an impact in first season with Packers

Throughout his career, Julius Peppers has heard the critics say that he could be more this, that and the other.An athletic marvel and, in the loose vocabulary of NFL personnel people, a physical freak, Peppers understands just how blessed he has been.

Strategic use of Julius Peppers could add to his effectiveness

As a 35-year-old veteran of 13 grueling NFL seasons, Julius Peppers was honest with himself during the off-season. He was everything the Green Bay Packers hoped he would be and more. But was he as good as he could have been?

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