Dom Capers joins Vikings as senior defensive assistant

Capers' 32-year NFL coaching career includes 25 seasons as a defensive coordinator or head coach, inculding eight in Green Bay. 

The Minnesota Vikings have added Dom Capers to the coach staff as senior defensive assistant.

Capers enters his 33rd season as an NFL coach and his first season with the Vikings as Minnesota's senior defensive assistant in 2020. He most recently served as the Jacksonville Jaguars senior defensive assistant during the 2019 season.

He was also a wildy popular defensive coordinator for eight years in Green Bay. 

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dblbogey's picture

February 10, 2020 at 03:44 pm

Yes indeed, wildly popular, along with Dan Devine's dog.

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Leatherhead's picture

February 10, 2020 at 04:12 pm

Good.

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Demon's picture

February 10, 2020 at 04:15 pm

That makes my day!! Ha ha ha

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LeotisHarris's picture

February 10, 2020 at 04:16 pm

Give Dom a seat between Zimmer and Kubiak so they can link arms and make a giant sucking sound when they head down the drain.

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Thegravedigger's picture

February 10, 2020 at 04:35 pm

Cant wait to see the queens run the super psycho defense

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CAG123's picture

February 10, 2020 at 07:11 pm

Ooooooh with elephant package or the jumbo package...….wait what...we still talking about defenses?

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Badacidtrip's picture

February 10, 2020 at 05:09 pm

I've always wished that after Capers was fired, fans would march around Lambeau with his toupee on a stick!

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Lare's picture

February 10, 2020 at 06:54 pm

I think someone caught his toupee in a weasel trap up near Bemidji.

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fastmoving's picture

February 11, 2020 at 02:29 am

There are much worse toupee guys these days with 10 % of Capers brain and Im not a Capers fan.

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Qoojo's picture

February 10, 2020 at 05:24 pm

"senior defensive assistant", given the title I don't think he will have a major role. Probably more of a consultant type.

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Lphill's picture

February 10, 2020 at 05:48 pm

Maybe if Capers was given more than 2 decent defensive players a season on the Packers we would have another Lombardi, he always had a few decent players with a bunch of undrafted nobodies , maybe just maybe the problems on defense were more personnel rather than Capers.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

February 11, 2020 at 10:29 am

When you have an UDFA lining up on Julio Jones you have a problem with the talent not the coordinator. In 2010 Capers did a great job with the defense. Switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4. Turnovers, pressure, and bend don't break. Packer fans are caddy.

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Lare's picture

February 10, 2020 at 06:22 pm

I can't wait until they hire Ron Zook.

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LeotisHarris's picture

February 10, 2020 at 08:43 pm

Golden, Lare! I take back everything I wrote about your one-liners.

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Point-Packer's picture

February 11, 2020 at 12:05 pm

I'm hoping old Mashed Potato Mike brings him to Dallas.

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flackcatcher's picture

February 10, 2020 at 06:40 pm

On a serious note, Dom Capers defense was aways good when it came to playoff time. I joke about ducktape and glue, but those Packer defense in the McCarthy-Capers era played so smart and well, when there so were many injuries of core players does not get mentioned enough. (That said, I did have a small evil smile over Aaron last little line in his post...... :-)

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CAG123's picture

February 10, 2020 at 07:38 pm

I mean besides that Cardinals game, that Giants game, that 49ers game and that Falcons game and well all know which ones I'm referring to. On a serious note though we did see what his scheme could do with actual talent not UDFA found on the floor or first round picks playing out of position.

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CAG123's picture

February 10, 2020 at 07:20 pm

Now all they need is Dick Lebeau to finish off this trifecta of old defensive minds then they will be truly unstoppable.

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February 10, 2020 at 09:07 pm

Give Dom a seat between Zimmer and Kubiak so they can link arms and make a giant sucking sound when they head down the drain.

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Since'61's picture

February 11, 2020 at 10:23 am

Maybe Capers will bring Moss along with him to ensure that the Viqueens have given up on playing defense. Thanks, Since '61

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Slim11's picture

February 11, 2020 at 02:14 pm

Moss actually has a coaching job in the XFL. Apparently, he did learn something while in GB...he fired his DC after the first game!

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Point-Packer's picture

February 11, 2020 at 12:04 pm

No better individual to turn that Viking secondary into a sieve.

Amazing how these old geezers just get recycled and bounce around the NFL/NCAA. Football is not that complex of a sport, amazing that teams keep going back to the "well of wisdom" to find coaches who are 10 years past their prime, if not more.

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