That appears to be the way Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy sees it.
Despite yet another season in which the Green Bay Packers’ defense finished in the bottom half of the league (22nd) and another playoff run derailed by that same unit, defensive coordinator Dom Capers is going nowhere.
— Andrew Hetzel (@3rdigraphix) January 26, 2017
McCarthy seemed to confirm that on Thursday. He has already met with Capers and offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett privately for several hours.
When asked specifically about Capers, McCarthy replied thusly.
“This is no time for drama. Dom Capers is an outstanding football coach. That doesn’t change. He had a tough challenge in front of him this year. Once again, the coaching staff dealt with a lot. I think clearly you look at how this team was motivated, how they prepared, the things we were able to do, the adjustments that were made, was all part of it. So a lot of good things came out of that.”
We would point out that the Packers looked less than prepared in their final game. We’d also point out that their defensive scheme in that game was as asinine as it could be.
Soft zone against this offense?
Yeah, that’ll work!
Finally, we would point out that we’ve been having this same conversation since 2011. What happens when the Packers get into the playoffs? The defense ultimately finds a way to blow it for them.
But listen, it couldn’t possibly be either of the two constants — the coordinator or his scheme — that are the root of the problem!
It has to be the players and injuries and maybe evil forces. You know, things that are completely variable from year to year.
Because Dom Capers is an outstanding football coach. He hasn’t changed since the 1990s, but he’s outstanding nonetheless.
And that’s why Dom Capers has been elected Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator for life!