according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette:
A league source on Sunday night said the Packers had agreed to terms with Capers to replace the fired Bob Sanders. The contract has not been signed, according to the source, but that it expected to be finalized on Monday.
The move probably signals a change for the Packers to a 3-4 defense from the 4-3 defense, though the move could be gradual. Capers has worked in both systems and last season was special assistant-secondary for the New England Patriots, who use a mix of 3-4 and 4-3.
But Capers mostly has run the 3-4 in his career. He made his name in coaching circles with his innovative use of zone blitzes in that scheme as defensive coordinator for Pittsburgh from 1992 to 1994, and as Carolina’s head coach from 1995 to 1998.
Avid Readers of Cheesehead TV know Coach reads this blog. Only 3 days ago Aaron wrote this:
And for the life of me, I can’t figure out why Dom Capers has to watch all these other guys getting interviews and getting jobs around the league while he sits in New England just wasting away in a role that Belichick made up for him. Capers is one of the best defensive minds in the game today. McCarthy should be beating down his door…
Apparently, he was.
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