View Full Version : Pats hire Capers

02-21-2008, 07:54 PM

Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe reports that veteran NFL coach Dom Capers has joined the New England Patriots as a special assistant/secondary. He'll replace secondary coach Joel Collier, who apparently has been fired.

The title suggests that Capers possibly is a consultant, which would mean that he'd be allowed to leave prior to the completion of the team's 2008 season if he is offered work as a defensive coordinator or as a head coach.

Capers was fired by the Dolphins in January. He'll receive his salary from Miami for the duration of his contract with the team, offset by any earnings in New England.

Collier, 44, has been an NFL assistant coach since 1990, and he has has two stints with the Pats. He returned after more than a decade in 2005.

All I can say is

02-21-2008, 07:58 PM

Joe Texan
02-21-2008, 08:00 PM
welcome to You Cheated Mr. Capers, here is a camera and tickets to all of our away games.

02-21-2008, 08:38 PM
you (*!@#&$!@$) and (*)%!)(@$#%) with a (!@#$%)!@&%!) in the $&^)!%(@#$!

02-21-2008, 09:37 PM
For a minute, I though he replaced Pees as D-Coordinator

Despite the comical name, Pees would be a great coaching pick up

02-26-2008, 10:00 AM
Finally, I'm like every other media type when it comes to the Patriots' curious hire the other day of two-time NFL head coach Dom Capers as a defensive assistant. Belichick's track record is not to hire head-coaching retreads; usually he takes on young coaches and trains them in his system. Could he, or the team, be lining up a replacement for him if he's suspended or fired because of Spygate in the future? I don't buy it. Belichick has control over his coaching staff, and I doubt he'd be thinking about hiring his heir in the middle of this maelstrom.

Oh, Pats are in trouble if this is true.