Good God Please No, Part II: Electric Bugaloo

When reports surfaced earlier this week that McCarthy had interviewed Jim Haslett for the vacant defensive coordinator position, my reaction was 'Good God Please No', basically for no other reason than my perception of Haslett's defense has always been that, sure, they are pressure heavy but any halfway competent quarterback and offensive coordinator would end up exposing it. And one need look no further than last year's Packer game against St. Louis when Haslett brought an all out blitz against McCarthy and Favre which was easily beaten by Favre lofting a moonball 50 yards down field to a ridiculously wide-open Greg Jennings. Haslett can bring a blitz with the best of them, he just seems to have a propensity for calling one too many at the worst possible time. (I also find it funny that during Haslett's tenure as the head coach of the Saints, his team was much more known for it's offense, which was run by McCarthy, than for it's defense.)

Well, Greg Bedard over at JSOnline has done a much more thourough job of explaining why Haslett is no more than an average defensive coordinator with his latest blog post. (I'm sure Donald's Designated Driver will be upset about...um...something) It's a much more detailed analysis than my "I don't like him" take.

(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...)

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Ron La Canne's picture

January 16, 2009 at 11:33 am

So, my take is we buy Haslett, we buy Sanders. Hard to argue with the numbers. I have to assume that Capers is not on the GB radar because if he was, he'd be signed already. That is, unless Capers already turned them down. If that's the case we have bigger problems in GB than we think.

The other option is GB is focused on someone like Mac Dermott who can't be openly pursued at this time and they don't want Capers. That'll make for an interesting future post if that happens.

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Donald's Designated Driver's picture

January 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Why would I have a problem with that? My complaint has all along has been too little substantiation.

Bedard actually did a nice job there.

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PackerAaron's picture

January 16, 2009 at 12:16 pm

It was a JOKE DDD! ;)

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Donald's Designated Driver's picture

January 16, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I don't get it.

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PackerAaron's picture

January 16, 2009 at 12:31 pm

(sigh)

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manolito's picture

January 16, 2009 at 01:02 pm

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Franklin Hillside's picture

January 16, 2009 at 01:25 pm

You should have a sigh face, Aaron. The smile doesn't do it justice.

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IndyPackerBacker's picture

January 16, 2009 at 01:42 pm

I would love to see Dom as our DC. Rumor has it that Dom Capers was flown into Green Bay today. Apparently they tried to keep this as low profile as possible...

Maybe the other names where just smoke screen? Because the other names came out very freely.

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Andrew's picture

January 16, 2009 at 01:43 pm

Aaron, were you the first guys to bring up Capers? That's pretty huge.

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manolito's picture

January 16, 2009 at 02:48 pm

What Aaron, no hattip for the pointer to the capers article?!

;-)

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Ron La Canne's picture

January 16, 2009 at 05:08 pm

OK, Capers interviewed with GB today. That means early next week he will commit to sign with another team. Just predicting based on the patterns!

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PackerAaron's picture

January 16, 2009 at 06:25 pm

There is now no longer any doubt that they read CHTV over at 1265 Lombardi. ;)

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