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scourge
01-17-2009, 02:03 PM
Thought that might get your attention...



http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/01/16/packers-eye-capers-for-defensive-coordinator-job/

pack66
01-17-2009, 07:08 PM
I was going to ask about this. You guys have experience with him. Should Packer fans want him as the new DC?

Goldensilence
01-17-2009, 07:19 PM
I was going to ask about this. You guys have experience with him. Should Packer fans want him as the new DC?

Should be an emphatic NO.

edo783
01-17-2009, 08:18 PM
As a DC of a 3-4 defense he was top notch in Pittsburgh I think and was pretty much the architect of the zone blitz scheme.. IIRC, the Pack runs a 4-3, so unless they are going to change I doubt he would be a good selection.

pittbull3
01-17-2009, 08:27 PM
As a DC of a 3-4 defense he was top notch in Pittsburgh I think and was pretty much the architect of the zone blitz scheme.. IIRC, the Pack runs a 4-3, so unless they are going to change I doubt he would be a good selection.

Whoa! Dick LeBeau is the architect of the zone blitz. I like Dom as a DC, but nobody, and I mean nobody, is better than LeBeau!:aggressive:

OzzO
01-17-2009, 09:38 PM
DC - eh, passable. But if he as illusions of HC in the future - run... run far... run fast.

ChampionTexan
01-17-2009, 09:41 PM
I was going to ask about this. You guys have experience with him. Should Packer fans want him as the new DC?

Capers has had success everywhere he's been as a DC. That includes Miami - his first stop after being fired as Texans HC. In his first year there (2006), the Dolphins D finished 4th in the league in yards allowed, after finishing 18th the year before. Admittedly, things went south in '07, but I think when you look at Saban leaving, and Cam Cameron taking over, Capers really wasn't the problem. Prior to the Texans, he was the DC for Jacksonville under Coughlin, and had another top 5 defense in the first of his two years there (12th in the other).

Capers is a good (not great) defensive coordinator who I think would be a credit to most NFL coaching staffs - as long as there's no danger of him ever becoming a head coach.

Edit: Both Jacksonville and Miami were 4-3 defenses when he was coordinating them.

ChampionTexan
01-18-2009, 12:47 AM
Apparently more than one possibility exists.

Capers to the Giants? (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3840888&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines)

Hookem Horns
01-18-2009, 01:19 AM
Apparently more than one possibility exists.

Capers to the Giants? (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3840888&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines)

Interesting. Some coaches are great coodinators and horrible head coaches. Capers is one of those guys. I wouldn't mind seeing him as DC in NY however the issue here is Capers is a 3-4 coach and the Giants have been a 4-3 team.

Capers does have history with Coughlin and Julius Peppers wants to go to a team running a 3-4 scheme. Hmmm.

The Pencil Neck
01-18-2009, 02:31 AM
Whoa! Dick LeBeau is the architect of the zone blitz. I like Dom as a DC, but nobody, and I mean nobody, is better than LeBeau!:aggressive:

LeBeau was the architect of the zone blitz BUT Dom was a very early adopter. He used the zone blitz as part of the defense used by his Panthers team back in the mid-90's at about the same time that LeBeau came up with it in Pittsburgh.

Oddly enough, Dom was the DC at Pittsburgh before LeBeau's first stint as a DC there.

rarazz00
01-18-2009, 10:20 AM
Capers to the Cowboys?:brando:

mexican_texan
01-19-2009, 12:59 AM
Capers got the GB job. He'll try to make a Jamie Sharper out of AJ Hawk.

kastofsna
01-19-2009, 08:04 AM
Capers has had success everywhere he's been as a DC. That includes Miami - his first stop after being fired as Texans HC. In his first year there (2006), the Dolphins D finished 4th in the league in yards allowed, after finishing 18th the year before. Admittedly, things went south in '07, but I think when you look at Saban leaving, and Cam Cameron taking over, Capers really wasn't the problem.
in 2006, Saban was in charge of the defense. after Saban left, Capers was given full responsibility for the defense, and they became the absolutely worst defense Miami has ever had.

Texan JBZ
01-19-2009, 11:22 AM
I was going to ask about this. You guys have experience with him. Should Packer fans want him as the new DC?

:spit: Sure you should!:gun:

edo783
01-19-2009, 12:30 PM
in 2006, Saban was in charge of the defense. after Saban left, Capers was given full responsibility for the defense, and they became the absolutely worst defense Miami has ever had.

True, but wasn't that because they were still trying to run a 4-3? I heard it referred to as a 3-4/4-3 hybrid. I have never seen a system that was half and half work. Dom was a good DC ~ 10 years ago. The question is.....is he still one or has the game passed him by.

MojoMan
01-19-2009, 07:58 PM
Here is a quote from the article on ESPN.com:

Packers hire Capers to run defense (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3843754)

The Green Bay Packers have beaten the New York Giants and perhaps two or three other teams to hire Dom Capers as their defensive coordinator.
Packers talk about Season

McCarthy said the team will switch from a 4-3 defense, which utilizes four down linemen and three linebackers, to Capers' specialty, the 3-4 defense, which uses three linemen and four linebackers.

TEXANS84
01-19-2009, 08:31 PM
Championship!