As Green Bay fans prepare to enter “free agent mode,” it is quite possible that we have already made our biggest pick up of the offseason.
I am speaking of Ernest Capers, our new defensive coordinator. We can have the best players in the world(Aaron Kampman), but none of that will matter if you have an incompetent coach(Sanders).
With Capers, he should be able to use the most out of what is already a very talented defensive squad. Woodson, Kampman, Barnett, Hawk, Bigby, Collins, Jenkins, and Tramon Williams are all very good players. Try and think of the horrible defense of 2008. Now think of that same squad with Capers playing. Would we have been 6-10? Would we have lost so many games by five points or less?
Now we’ll bring people in. I’m not laying ground work for any “It’s okay that we didn’t sign anyone in free agency” even though it would be. I’m saying that while upgrading the defense will be great, upgrading the defensive coordinator will blow any pickup(even Peppers) out of the water.
Good luck, Ernest!