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It's Capers

It's Capers


It's finally over. The Green Bay Packers have hired Dom Capers to be their new defensive coordinator.

Capers, 58 a longtime coach with a long resume, reached an agreement with the team late Sunday. Capers has worked for the Saints, the Steelers, the Patriots, and was the head coach of the Carolina Panthers in addition to stints in Jacksonville, and Houston.


Capers is best known for running a 3-4 defense but has plenty of experience with other schemes. Details of the deal are not known at this time.

When he was hired in New England last season a Boston paper noted the following:


"It is rare to have the opportunity to add someone with Capers' experience and expertise.  Capers has a well-deserved reputation for generating heat on the quarterback in a variety of ways.  His hiring was considered a coup when he joined the club in February 2008. Belichick pointed out that it is not often an opportunity arises to hire a two-time NFL head coach."


Let the moaning or praise begin. Either way, thank the heaven above it's over. It also shows you can't believe everything you read now can you.


(Stay Tuned)

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Paul's picture

About time I'm glad we finaly got someone even if he's not quite my first choice I think he will do a good job, it will be a much better defence I think.

Packnic's picture

I think this is probably the safest hire. now get to work.

Greg C.'s picture

Capers had the most impressive resume of any of the candidates. He's not as exciting as a young guy from a blitz-oriented scheme would've been, but he's a very solid choice. No complaints here. Now all us Packer fans will have to find something else to bundle our undies about. Here's what I think it will be: A long and heated argument over whether they should use the 4-3 defense or the 3-4. Hopefully the coaches will shed some light on this question in the next couple days.

Elmo's picture


Dom Crappers…

Another excuse for another Packer losing season.

(Give ‘em time..give ‘em time…How much friggin’ time do you need? Sherman didn’t get all that amount of time for losing!)

Your Prima Donna Ted Thompson is a LOSER!

Dale Z's picture

Who did you want to get, Elmo?

Elmo's picture

Jim "Master" Bates
Steve Spagnuolo
Rex Ryan
Anyone else...

Dale Z's picture

So basically anyone other than the person GB actually would have signed. Gotcha. Had we got Ryan, you'd be doing your trolling thing some more. Enjoy reading this, shit heel, because this is the last time I respond to your crap.

Alex probably will continue. He enjoys pointing out your stupidity.

Alex Tallitsch's picture

Two guys that are looking (and got) head coaching jobs, and another who is only interested in the same.

Nice list.

Elmo's picture

Of course TT missed that he missed the Bates train, and every other train....

Nice GM you got there (sarcasm)

Alex Tallitsch's picture

What train? That train had no chance of ever landing here. Those guys had no interest in being DC's for ANY team period. Hard to miss what was never there.

Alex Tallitsch's picture

"Tom Marino worked with new coordinator Dom Capers for six seasons in New Orleans. Marino lauds Capers for his intelligence, preparedness and ability to adapt, and says the Packers are capable of winning the Super Bowl."

Greg C.'s picture

Hey Elmo, what about the other 31 GM's who have missed the "Bates train"? I guess they're just as stupid as Ted. Here's the last I heard of Bates, from Wikepedia:

In early January 2007, Bates was signed on by the Denver Broncos to replace Larry Coyer as the defensive coordinator. However, Defensive Backs coach Bob Slowik was promoted to the defensive coordinator position (nominal), and Bates was named "Assistant Head Coach/Defense." In the 2007 season, the Broncos defense went from 9th ranked in the league in scoring in 2006 to 29th in 2007 as of week 13. On January 8th, 2008 Bates announced he was leaving the Denver Broncos.

Profizzle's picture

Elmo do you have an account on the forum? As I recall there have been no haters yet...

Asshalo's picture

Dom is fine so long as he has talent. I'm not quite sure we have the personnel for a 3-4 though. Peppers has said his best playing years are yet to come and that they may be in a 3-4 D. Suggs from the Ravens would be a good addition too. I'm not really sure we have a nose tackle either...and then we may not have the right mix at LB (there's hope that Kampmann can switch to a hybrid LB). I have faith and I am interested to see how this materializes.

I agree in part with what the first thing ELMO said (not quite how he said it though). I just hope this isn't an excuse for mediocrity. This team is beginning to feel like its always rebuilding.

Alex Tallitsch's picture

Where you been Asshalo?

Asshalo's picture

Nothing really interesting to talk bout til now.

GW's picture

This is a great website. By far the best Green Bay Packer site that I've ever been on. Who ever put this site together did a great job. I wish I would have come across it during the
season. DOM CAPERS looks like a great choice, give the guy some time, talent and
healthy players and I would think the Pack wins the division next year. I remember last season quite well, we could have been 10-6 easily, maybe 16-0 if the Pack played like they
did against Indy. Jim Bates was a great DC while he was here,but he didn't want to be the
DC he wanted to be the Head Coach, so he went to Denver, so I am suprised that anyone would mention his name now. Only time will tell, hopefully these guys can put it all together so we all have something to cheer about next year!

Alex Tallitsch's picture


Thanks for stopping by. Chat up the frontpage whenever you want or check out the forum (its new). Appreciate the props.

I like the Capers choice. The season can't start soon enough...

Greg C.'s picture

Welcome to the site, GW. I hope you stick around. As Alex said, you should check out the forum.

It's going to be a very interesting off-season, with all of the defensive changes. I read the summary of Capers' press conference today, and I liked what he had to say. In my book, he is moving from a solid choice to an inspired choice. He could've gone to a more glamorous place like New York or maybe Dallas, but he picked Green Bay. The fact that he signed on with the Packers makes me feel better about our talent. I don't think he would have come here if he thought the talent was poor.

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