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Tag: Dom Capers

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Point of Veau: Clay and the Lump of Clay

Point of Veau: Clay and the Lump of Clay

Nick Perry will be in the starting lineup from Day One opposite Clay Matthews. Now the Packers just have to teach him how to be an outside linebacker.

Capers to Give Mount Union Commencement Address

Capers to Give Mount Union Commencement Address

Defensive coordinator Dom Capers will address the graduating class at the University of Mount Union on Saturday May 5.

Point of Veau: Signs Point to Packers Running Hybrid Defense

Point of Veau: Signs Point to Packers Running Hybrid Defense

Based on the way the Packers are approaching this offseason, it looks like they might consider running a 3-4/4-3 hybrid-type defense in the same vein as the New England Patriots.

Blaming Thompson For Early Exit Is Misguided

Blaming Thompson For Early Exit Is Misguided

Media and fans alike are quick to blame the Packers general manager for the teams failure to defend its title while ignoring the bigger picture.

McCarthy's "Hunters" Need To Include Capers

McCarthy's "Hunters" Need To Include Capers

The Packers defensive coordinator needs to take his head coaches words about refusing to be "the hunted" to heart.

Defense Needs To Do "Just Enough" To Get Packers Back To The Super Bowl

Defense Needs To Do "Just Enough" To Get Packers Back To The Super Bowl

Don't expect the Packers defense to transform into something it isn't. Expect it to play slightly better than it has the past month and to help the Packers get to Indianapolis.

Packers May Have Missed Pickett More Than Jennings

Packers May Have Missed Pickett More Than Jennings

The Chiefs ability to run the football yesterday, which set up almost all their offensive success, was due in part to the absence of Ryan Pickett.

Capers Stays Safe And Strong

Capers Stays Safe And Strong

The Packers defensive coordinator is playing it safe while the offense builds a lead before starting to dial up the pressure later in games.

Packers Minute: Crediting Dom Capers

Packers Minute: Crediting Dom Capers

Packers defensive lineman Jarius Wynn gives defensive coordinator Dom Capers credit for the improvement in the run defense this season.

About That 53rd Roster Spot...

About That 53rd Roster Spot...

Why haven't the Packers officially placed safety Nick Collins on injured reserve? Only Ted Thompson knows.

Opponents Using Delayed Routes To Combat Fire Zones

Opponents Using Delayed Routes To Combat Fire Zones

The Packers defense is getting killed by late-releasing tight ends and running backs when Capers calls his signature pressure plays.

So'oto Ruled Out Against Saints After Workout Injury

So'oto Ruled Out Against Saints After Workout Injury

Mike McCarthy also indicates defensive end Mike Neal will be a game time decision.

Barnett's Departure No Forgone Conclusion

Barnett's Departure No Forgone Conclusion

Don't be so quick to count out the veteran linebacker. He'll most likely return to Green Bay for a ninth season.

Untold Super Bowl Stories: A.J. Hawk

Untold Super Bowl Stories: A.J. Hawk

Linebacker A.J. Hawk discusses his new play-calling duties this past season.

Players Watch Video On How Not To Tackle "Big Ben"

Players Watch Video On How Not To Tackle "Big Ben"

Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers showed his players video on how not to tackle Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Using Jenkins At OLB In Subpackages Makes Sense

Using Jenkins At OLB In Subpackages Makes Sense

With injuries starting to take their toll, the Packers need to get their best players on the field. And lining up Cullen Jenkins opposite Clay Matthews may be in their best interests.

Packers Daily Links: Chillar Injury More Serious Than Most Knew

Packers Daily Links: Chillar Injury More Serious Than Most Knew

New information on linebacker Brandon Chillar's injury highlights our daily look at the world of Green Bay football...

Lions Expose Chinks In Packers Defensive Armor

Lions Expose Chinks In Packers Defensive Armor

Quarterback Shaun Hill and the Lions racked up 431 total yards on the Packers defense, which struggled in Green Bay's 28-26 win over Detroit.

CheeseheadTV Matchup: Week One Defense

CheeseheadTV Matchup: Week One Defense

Aaron looks at a couple of defensive keys heading into the game against the Eagles on Sunday.

Capers Is The Key To A Super Bowl Run

Capers Is The Key To A Super Bowl Run

Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy are counting on Dom Capers to make the necessary adjustments to help fuel a Super Bowl run.

Improve From Within: Dom Capers

Improve From Within: Dom Capers

Dom Capers needs to blitz more. It's a cliche, but only because its true.

Pass Coverage Proves Problematic

Pass Coverage Proves Problematic

The personnel at cornerback and inside linebacker remain largely unchanged from a year ago. Can they improve in an area that was exposed by veteran quarterbacks a year ago?

Final Point: Defense

Final Point: Defense

Dom Capers will be tasked with solving the pass defense issues. It's a good bet he's counting on a deep rotation on the defensive line.

Brad Jones Taking The Next Step

Brad Jones Taking The Next Step

Brad Jones has the tools to take his game to the proverbial "next level". Cheesehead TV sees good things ahead.

Offseason Moves Point To More Man Coverage

Offseason Moves Point To More Man Coverage

Dom Capers must adjust his coverage schemes to fit the personnel on hand, rather than forcing them to play zone coverage - poorly.

Packers Counting On Capers

Packers Counting On Capers

The Packers like to preach "improve from within" when talking about the younger players on their roster. It's starting to look like that mantra extends to the coaching staff as well.

New Players Will Only Help Capers So Much

New Players Will Only Help Capers So Much

With the NFL Draft only three days away, Packer fans everywhere have visions of new linebackers and defensive backs being added to the roster and making a not-inconsiderable difference right away, most hopefully in the area of pass defense, what with the much-publicized problems Dom Capers' unit had against "veteran quarterbacks" that spread the team out and threw all over the yard last year. Some new players will help, it's true. But more importantly, Capers having a full offseaon to evaluate the talent on hand and match their talents to what he asks them to do will  have just as much, if not more of an impact. As indicated above, Packer fans can recite by rote the phrase that appears in almost every season recap of the 2009 Green Bay Packers - "they had trouble against teams with savvy veteran quarterbacks that spread the field". This is true of course, but going back and rewatching the season (as I am prone to do) something jumped out at me. First of all, the problems to come were foreshadowed in the 49er game especially after Al Harris went down. And as far as I know, Alex Smith has never been confused with a "savvy veteran".  Now, yes, it's hard to blame Capers for what guys like Jarrett Bush and Brandon Underwood do or don't do well when thrown into the middle of a game and where he is forced to gameplan on the fly knowing what he does about their capabilities. But watching that game again, I was reminded how Capers, at times, could really struggle to find a playcalling rhythm once Harris went out. And it may have affected his ability to recognize what the 49ers were doing.

Bedard Makes Sense On Taylor

Bedard Makes Sense On Taylor

Greg Bedard's case for Jason Taylor makes a lot of sense, which is why Ted Thompson will pay no attention.

I Was Right The First Time

I Was Right The First Time

Let it be known - I agree with Mike Vandermause. (I may as well give up now) In light of the fact that I completely contradicted myself earlier this week, I went back and watched the three games that McCarthy and Capers are no doubt going to pay the most attention to when reviewing tape this offseason - the second Vikings game, the Steelers game, and the Cardinal playoff game. And despite the secondary being torched repeatedly in those contests, especially in the playoff game, I'm pretty sure my first take was the correct one - an improved pass rush, namely a compliment to Matthews who can win a one-on-one at the line of scrimmage, will solve a lot of problems the Packers had against Favre, Roethlisberger and Warner. In looking at the secondary, I fell victim to what I call looking through the "offseason-lens" - where you remember every big play, both good and bad, but forget that there are hundreds of other plays that happened inbetween. Going back and watching the three games in question, you can see the potential in Brandon Underwood. Josh Bell is not nearly the liability that that final pass against Pittsburgh makes you remember him as. Improvement from those two players alone will go a long way in shoring things up on the back end of the defense. And this is even before counting on anything from Al Harris, Will Blackmon or Pat Lee.

#1 Run Defense: A Paper Tiger?

#1 Run Defense: A Paper Tiger?

It would sure seem like it from the way the Cardinals tore through them with Hightower and Wells yesterday. I was worried about the possibility but...

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