Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dom Capers: Sign, Sealed, Delivered

Just one day after my plea to sign Dom Capers as the next defensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy and the gang actually listened to what I had to say. In all honesty though, I am not even going to pretend to take any percentage of credit for this. The hiring of Dom Capers was the result of two things: 1) The Packers needing a quality defensive coordinator and 2) The Eagles' Sean McDermott having his secondary lit up by Larry Fitzgerald.

But seriously, the Packers just hired Dom Capers as their defensive coordinator. This is a good thing. Capers has been a defensive minded guy throughout his entire career, including his last stop which was as special assistant with the New England Patriots. He is mainly a 3-4 guy, but has had plenty of experience working with the Packers' current 4-3 defense. His 3-4 mentality could help the Packers land a guy like Julius Peppers during the upcoming free agency period, although I still think that is unlikely.

Either way, this is a signing Packers fan should be happy about. After Nolan and Williams clearly played the Pack for better offers from different teams, Capers seems to be a guy that is actually excited about working in Green Bay. With jobs vacant in both New York and Dallas, the quick signing of Capers makes me all the more excited.

As for Sean McDermott, good luck man. You clearly have a bright future ahead of you.


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