http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm PATS FIRE COLLIER, HIRE CAPERS 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 hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!