Caper's threshold for survival this year is very low - just needs to improve
on last years record so shouldn't be a problem, but not a slam dunk. If he doesn't win 2 more, he might have a big problem.
When this team (or any team for that matter), is eliminated from the playoffs, winning more games that year should not be top priority and actually
its counterproductive over the long-term view. Of course nobody admits this, but it realy is.
A more productive approach would be, say start playing a Joppru (assuming he's fit & healthy), even though he couldn't contribute to a victory as much as a Breuner or Miller could. Also, play Hollings instead of D.Davis. Perhaps
experiment with a LB foursomes that included, at one time or another, Peek & Anderson (Miss rookie) at the outside LBs and Babin and Wong at the inside slots.
This improves our chances to see what we've got now and what we're gonna need to look for in FA and the college draft in 2005.
I don't think Capers would do that, he'd be to busy padding his resume.