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Capers has changed culture of Packer defense

There are 15 comments on the WisInfo story from Jan 14, 2011, titled Capers has changed culture of Packer defense. In it, WisInfo reports that:

GREEN BAY - Dom Capers inherited a defensive mess two years ago, taking over a Green Bay Packers unit that gave up big plays in bunches and couldn't hold late leads.

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GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#1 Jan 15, 2011
I breath a sigh of relief every time another team names a head coach. Dom Capers is the one guy the Packers can't afford to lose. In order to lock him up, the Packers should promote him to GM/Head Coach. Better to lose the other guys than Capers. Plus it should save money. The Packers can then sign additional on field talent. It's a win-win situation.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#2 Jan 15, 2011
He became head coach of the expansion Carolina Panthers in 1995. After 1995's 79 season, a record breaking mark for an expansion team, the Panthers went to the NFC Championship game in 1996. Continuing to spend against the salary cap, and eventually taking control of personnel matters in 1997, the Panthers went 79, followed by a dismal 412 season in 1998, at the end of which he was terminated. Capers was known for his abilities as a defensive coach, and for his conservative play-calling on offense. Several TV announcers were known to predict Texans plays on occasion. He was also famous because he kept a 17 hour per day work schedule and sleeping just five hours per night, often on a couch in his office. This guy is not the man for the Packers GM/Head Coach of the future. He is a great D coordinator, and he should stick to what he knows best.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#3 Jan 15, 2011
Are you saying he is too stupid to learn from past mistakes? I hope not. Nobody should ever do the 5 hours of sleep thing. It hurts more than it helps. A leader needs to know how to delegate. Dom may have blown it the first time, but he has earned the right for a second shot. Hopefully, for the Packers sake, nobody gives him that shot. A team would benefit from adding his defensive genius alone. A smart owner would insist that he delegate certain duties.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#4 Jan 15, 2011
The only team with out a head coach right now is Oakland, and their not adding him as head coach. So no need to worry, I think Dom is here to stay for some time. I think he really likes his staff and the organization. Not to mention the players he has to work with. The guy I want to see stay the most is Kevin Greene. He has does an excellent job with the multiple injuries to the linebackers this year. Zombo, Bishop, and Walden have played well, thanks in part to Greene. He has also done a fantastic job with Matthews and Hawk. Those players have praised him with their development.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#5 Jan 15, 2011
Greene has done a great job also. Defense wins Championships. Alot of people on that side of the ball deserve credit.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#6 Jan 16, 2011
GBPfan wrote:
Greene has done a great job also. Defense wins Championships. Alot of people on that side of the ball deserve credit.
Scoring 48 against the Falcons doesn't hurt either.
eric

Arpin, WI

#7 Jan 16, 2011
It is a darm good thing that the HC jobs are gone for the most part or Capers just might be gone!
If Mc.doesnt win coach of the year,it will be darn close.With all the injuries and adjustments made Mc.and Capers,Greene and the rest of the staff did 1 hell of a job!
I wonder if TT gets GM of the year as well,It was TED's depth that allowed Mc.,Capers and the rest to do what they did.
PR and Proud

Milwaukee, WI

#8 Jan 16, 2011
Who brought Capers in?

Last night marked the first time I can honestly claim offense played on the same level as defense. If this is a trend, next weekend will be one helluva game. 48 points?! Our Special Teams still scares me... everyone puts a smile on face.
eric

Arpin, WI

#9 Jan 16, 2011
IM assuming Mc did.Arent coaches allowed to bring in their own staff? BUT,does TT have to give approval?
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#10 Jan 16, 2011
eric wrote:
IM assuming Mc did.Arent coaches allowed to bring in their own staff? BUT,does TT have to give approval?
MM is the one who conducted the interview. Mike Nolan was first choice and he decided on the Broncos, then Capers was next in line. Then obviously the contract negotiations run through management. I think MM has a lot more input on decisions than one thinks.
eric

Arpin, WI

#11 Jan 16, 2011
I thought the coach makes the call of his coaching staff.TT brought in McCarthy and Mc. brings in his coaching staff.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#12 Jan 16, 2011
eric wrote:
I thought the coach makes the call of his coaching staff.TT brought in McCarthy and Mc. brings in his coaching staff.
Yes
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#13 Jan 17, 2011
Jeremy wrote:
<quoted text>Scoring 48 against the Falcons doesn't hurt either.
The offense AND defense showed up. It was nice to see. Hopefully, we see 2 more times.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#14 Jan 17, 2011
GBPfan wrote:
<quoted text>
The offense AND defense showed up. It was nice to see. Hopefully, we see 2 more times.
The special teams had another let down though, gotta get that fixed versus Da Bears.
PR and Proud

Milwaukee, WI

#15 Jan 17, 2011
GB must only contain CHI special teams... just as they did the last game of the regular season. They don't have to shut it down. If they can contain special teams (and the O-line can muster up of the game they brought to ATL), they ought to look good in the Windy City. GB D is brilliant and deserves the lion's share of the credit for carrying the team until the offense could pull itself together. So, it's another meeting of black'n'blue proportions.

GO PACK GO!

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