Packers part ways with Dom Capers, defensive coaches

The Packers owned a top-10 secondary in five of Capers first seven seasons, but Green Bay's defense finished with 11 interceptions and allowed 24 points per game, which ranked 26th and its deficiencies were highlighted with star quarterback Aaron Rodgers injured. But it's been downhill over the past several seasons with Green Bay's defense ranking in the bottom half of the National Football League in three of the past five years.

Capers installed a 3-4 defense when he was hired in 2009 and the change from a 4-3 scheme found early success.

Capers' defense hasn't finished in the top 10 since the Super Bowl season.

The last time the Packers had a losing record, McCarthy fired Bob Sanders as DC after the 2008 campaign and brought Capers on board, a seasoned coach who coordinated several teams and was a head coach in both Carolina and Houston.


"Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers was sacked following Sunday night's loss at Detroit, per a source".

He was twice a head coach - both with expansion teams (the Carolina Panthers in 1995-98, and the Houston Texans in 2001-2005) - and was sacked from both jobs. He coached the Packers defensive line for the last nine years. They're also firing some of his assistant coaches.

To this point, Linsley is the only offensive player for the Packers to play every snap this season.

Green Bay Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers is seen on the field during warmups prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.


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