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mexican_texan
01-02-2007, 12:35 AM
CAPERS TO GET A THIRD CHANCE?

There's talk in league circles that one of the possible candidates to replace Steelers coach Bill Cowher when/if/when he leaves is Dolphins defensive coordinator Dom Capers.

Capers was Cowher's first defensive coordinator, and Capers also was the first head coach of the Carolina Panthers. After being fired by the Panthers, he later became the first head coach of the Houston Texans.

Capers' biggest success as a head coach came in 1996, when he led the fledgling Panthers to the NFC Championship Game.

He also has a terrible toupee/weave/combover.
From everyone's favorite rumor mill.

powerfuldragon
01-02-2007, 12:36 AM
lol. after the poostorm that was our 2005 season, no.

carter08
01-02-2007, 12:46 AM
The Steelers want to lose?

edo783
01-02-2007, 01:11 AM
IIRC, Dom is well thought of in steeltown due to his defenses. I wonder if they know he has had a couple of HC gigs that haven't gone to well since he left there?

TigerV1
01-02-2007, 09:11 AM
IIRC, Dom is well thought of in steeltown due to his defenses. I wonder if they know he has had a couple of HC gigs that haven't gone to well since he left there?

Yeah, they have to be conflicted in Steelernation about Capers. On one hand he is one of the co-creators of the version of the 3-4 defense they run and on the other hand he sucks as a head coach. Would he be different for the Steelers?

Hookem Horns
01-02-2007, 09:22 AM
Not that I believe this but if it is true that's great news for Browns fans.

TheCD
01-02-2007, 11:32 AM
I actually think this would be a good fit. If he's willing to relinquish control to an offensive coordinator, Dom is great at running a 3-4 with the proper defensive players. The defensive pieces are pretty much in place in Pittsburgh, so he would be able to let the draft and FA work for the offense.


Then again...he is Dom Capers. :stirpot:

5stringJeff
01-02-2007, 02:07 PM
Let Pittsburgh have him. I never liked the Steelers anyway!

powerfuldragon
01-02-2007, 02:35 PM
Let Pittsburgh have him. I never liked the Steelers anyway!

you have a great avatar.

The Pencil Neck
01-02-2007, 03:05 PM
you have a great avatar.


Bah. Mine goes to 12.

Double Barrel
01-02-2007, 06:11 PM
If this is true....*points at Pittsburgh* HA HA!

HomeBred_Texan
01-02-2007, 06:22 PM
I don't beleive it for 1 second/ They are trying to get a former head coach that is now coaching college. Dave Wanstedt (?)

5stringJeff
01-02-2007, 11:32 PM
oops - plz delete

5stringJeff
01-02-2007, 11:32 PM
you have a great avatar.

Thanks! :D

shinerbock_girl
01-03-2007, 04:39 AM
Better them then us....http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/texansgal8/lmao.gif

281
01-03-2007, 10:17 AM
huh? why would he be a candidate? last i checked, the steelers aren't an expansion team.

kastofsna
01-03-2007, 10:19 AM
man i hope not. it's bad enough that saban left. i want as much consistency in the coaching ranks as possible.

TheRealJoker
01-03-2007, 11:16 AM
I wonder if we can get him to trade us Faneca, Polomulu, and Ward for a couple late round draft picks?

ATX
01-03-2007, 11:43 AM
Anyone think Capers takes the head coach job at Miami since Saban left and their Defense was pretty good this year?

Ole Miss Texan
01-03-2007, 12:06 PM
Anyone think Capers takes the head coach job at Miami since Saban left and their Defense was pretty good this year?

Yea that's exactly what I was thinking. With Saban leaving Capers might just step up....wrong choice of words...how about step into that position.

kastofsna
01-03-2007, 12:06 PM
Anyone think Capers takes the head coach job at Miami since Saban left and their Defense was pretty good this year?
it's certainly possible. it seems like huizenga might wanna get a guy who he can be sure will not quit and take another job elsewhere anytime soon, and i'm sure capers doesn't have too many people knocking on his door.

tough call. never got to see capers take the reigns of a veteran team before, so who knows how he'd fare. most important thing we have to do right now is get rid of mike mularkey.

The Pencil Neck
01-03-2007, 12:18 PM
it's certainly possible. it seems like huizenga might wanna get a guy who he can be sure will not quit and take another job elsewhere anytime soon, and i'm sure capers doesn't have too many people knocking on his door.

tough call. never got to see capers take the reigns of a veteran team before, so who knows how he'd fare. most important thing we have to do right now is get rid of mike mularkey.

Unless, of course, it's Mularkey who moves up into the HC position. I guess that's ONE way to get a new OC.

kastofsna
01-03-2007, 12:25 PM
Unless, of course, it's Mularkey who moves up into the HC position. I guess that's ONE way to get a new OC.
yeah i'd probably end my life right there.

sk8termom
01-03-2007, 09:24 PM
Ackkk!!!!!! That would be awful - what a horrible rumor!! :yikes:

sk8termom
01-03-2007, 09:26 PM
I wonder if we can get him to trade us Faneca, Polomulu, and Ward for a couple late round draft picks?

you leave our players alone, ok?

shinerbock_girl
01-03-2007, 11:27 PM
DAMN i'd sure loveeee Polomulu....OMGGGGG, lord have MERCY!!!!!!

shinerbock_girl
01-03-2007, 11:29 PM
i sure loved that shampoo commercial they put him in for last years probowl, that little bottle of shampoo for his hair... I love it....lol...

mexican_texan
01-09-2007, 01:45 AM
FINS INTERVIEWED CAPERS IN JAX

Alex Marvez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Wayne Huizenga's jet was in Jacksonville on Monday, and that Huizenga was on it, for the purposes of interviewing defensive coordinator Dom Capers for the vacant head coaching position.

In all, the Fins have interviewed nine candidates for the position vacated by Nick Saban on Wednesday.

Capers has a home in the Jacksonville area.

He also has a squirrel on his head.
Said squirrel is rumored to be a possum

MightyTExan
01-10-2007, 01:26 PM
Update:
If Bill Parcells chooses to stay and hires a defensive coordinator from within, secondary coach Todd Bowles and linebackers coach Paul Pasqualoni could be the top choices. If the Cowboys look outside the organization, Miami's Dom Capers could be a possibility. Capers interviewed for the Dolphins head coaching job Monday, but he has experience running the 3-4 system, having worked in Pittsburgh.

http://www.benmaller.com/nfl_rumors_notes

I would love Capers in Dallas. :stirpot:

SESupergenius
01-10-2007, 02:24 PM
I would hope that Capers doesn't bring Fangio with him, that is the kiss of death. If he kept everyone there as is and just became a head coach, he'd be alright.

Double Barrel
01-10-2007, 03:44 PM
I would love Capers in Dallas. :stirpot:

I don't even want to get my hopes up.... :shades: *fingers crossed*

WWJD
01-10-2007, 03:51 PM
He's a good coordinator..that's what they are talking about. Not as the Cowboys head coach if Bill is gone.

Ryan
01-10-2007, 09:06 PM
if they want to lose, thats a-ok to me!

4Texans
01-11-2007, 11:44 AM
I really would like to see Capers as a head coach again, and Casserly as a GM.

It would be interesting to see if they would trade for some of the Texans talent that they drafted or signed as FA's.:stirpot:

tulexan
01-11-2007, 11:53 AM
Maybe we can trade Babin for Polamalu. Babin has a lot of potential and Polamalu doesn't seem to fit the system.