Posts tagged Dom Capers

Matthews: We Haven’t Played Our Best Ball Yet

Clay Matthews

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews knows what everyone who’s watched the team play this season knows — the Packers haven’t played their best football yet. Here’s why.

Final Impressions: Packers vs. Saints

James Starks

A final look at the Green Bay Packers 42-36 win over the New Orleans Saints — what worked, what didn’t, who impressed and who’s to blame.

Training Camp Observations 8-11, Full Pads

Dom Capers

It’s the last night practice of training camp. The Green Bay Packers decided to throw all the tourists off and change the schedule for the rest of the practices. They’ll now start at 11:15 a.m. Under pressure I know some of this could be attributed to [intlink id=”305″ type=”category”]Dom Capers[/intlink]’ defense, but the offense was […]

Packers New Defensive Line Could Be Scary

B.J. Raji

Defensive coordinator Dom Capers is tinkering with the Green Bay Packers defensive line. Capers is considering moving B.J. Raji to defensive end so he’s matched up against a guard and returning Ryan Pickett to nose tackle. This should work out just fine.

Dom Capers Isn’t Going Anywhere

Dom Capers

Perhaps lost in the hype surrounding the Green Bay Packers’ matchup with the Chicago Bears for the NFC Championship is this important nugget — Packers defensive coordinator isn’t going anywhere. There was talk towards the end of the season Capers should be and could be considered for an NFL head coaching job because of the […]

Walden Named Defensive Player Of The Week

Erik Walden

Not bad for a cat that was on the street early in the season. Erik Walden was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his play against the Chicago Bears. Walden had 12 tackles and two sacks against the Bears. Strangely, Walden is a guy who was released by the Miami Dolphins in […]

Matthews Has Shin Injury

Clay Matthews

Although Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews said injuries weren’t slowing him down earlier this week, that may not be the case. On Friday, it was revealed Matthews has a shin injury that is getting progressively worse. The injury won’t heal until the offseason, when Matthews will be able to rest it. “It’s constant, I’ll […]

Whatever Happened To Brandon Underwood?

Brandon Underwood

Remember Brandon Underwood? During the summer, the Green Bay Packers were high on Underwood. Coach Mike McCarthy said he was the player who made the biggest second-year jump. Underwood came into training camp as the Packers nickel cornerback. Underwood played well during practice, but that didn’t carry over to the preseason games. Then he got […]

Dom Capers A Head Coach? I Don’t Think So

Nothing against Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers, but the guy isn’t an NFL head coach, despite the support he seems to be garnering around Green Bay. On Wednesday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Capers was worthy of a head coaching job. I respectfully disagree, Mike. Capers is a great defensive coordinator, something he […]

A.J. Hawk Is The Forgotten Man

After Sunday’s Green Bay Packers victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, I incorrectly assumed Packers inside linebacker A.J. Hawk started the game before giving way to Brandon Chillar. Afterwards, assuming he had been on the field and I had missed him, I questioned where Hawk was. He didn’t record a single stat and it turns out, […]

Observations From Packers 59-24 Victory Over Colts

Peyton Manning

The Green Bay Packers offense is potent, we knew that, but in their longest outing of the preseason against last year’s AFC champs, they put any doubts to rest. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who I have a hard time believing isn’t on his way to becoming the best player in the NFL, cut up the Colts […]

No Need To Panic About Defense Yet

Matt Hasselbeck

For the second week in a row, the Green Bay Packers offense looked unstoppable, while their defense looked suspect — this time in a 27-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Just as they did against Cleveland a week earlier, the Packers employed a vanilla version of their defense. Unlike last year, when the team was […]

Comfort Level Will Allow The Packers Defense To Expand

We knew this would happen in the second year under defensive coordinator Dom Capers, who runs one of the most complex defenses in the NFL, but Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett spoke to how the defense will expand in 2010. In fact, Barnett compared the nature of the defense to a relationship. In the […]

Collins: We Want No. 1 Defense

Green Bay Packers’ safety Nick Collins made no bones about it. The Packers want to have the NFL’s No. 1 defense in 2010. “We want to be the No. 1 overall defense,” Collins said. “We want everybody to talk about us, not talk about what we could be.” That might be tough for a number […]

Expect Matthews To Rush From Just About Everywhere

It’s become apparent that Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews will be coming at quarterbacks from places other than just his customary spot at right outside linebacker. Matthews rushed the quarterback from the inside linebacker position several times during minicamp, a move that appears to be part of the evolution of Dom Capers’ defense […]

Mike Nolan Spurned Packers For Family

Since we’ve been foaming at the mouth for the past two days about Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings’ playoff implosion, we’ve ultimately ignored some Green Bay Packers “news.” One of those items is the fact that former Denver Broncos and current Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Mike Nolan admitted that he turned the Packers down […]

Packers’ Dom Capers Asleep At the Wheel

This footage could partially explain why the Green Bay Packers vaunted defense played so poorly against the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday (although we think there are two other clear-cut reasons). In it, you’ll see Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers, who appears to dose off and then suddenly jerk back to life like someone who’s trying […]

Packers Have Some Work To Do In the Middle

Early Doucet

The Green Bay Packers defense was exposed by the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The NFL’s second-ranked unit fell apart against the vaunted Cardinals passing attack, much the same way they did three weeks earlier against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s now pretty clear why these things have happened. The middle of the Packers defense if vulnerable […]

Packers Stray From Winning Game Plan

Lets devise a game plan to get this guy on the field more often.

During the Green Bay Packers five-game winning streak, their game plan was pretty simple – control the clock, take care of the football and let the defense loose on the opposing quarterback. And just as soon as I patted coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers on the back for devising a winning strategy, […]

The Secret of the Packers’ Success

The Packers have been finding ways to control the game

A lot of reasons have been bandied about for the Green Bay Packers resurgence in the last five games. Most spectators point to the Packers’ dominant defense. Others focus on the improvement of the offensive line. Those things have been a big part of the Packers’ recent success, but here’s the real reason the Packers […]