Our main man Charles Woodson was back in Green Bay Wednesday night to promote TwentyFour Wines, so naturally the local hack reporters were all over him, asking him all kinds of stupid questions.
Frankly, the only thing we found interesting from this peppering was when Woodson discussed Clay Matthews, who is so not our main man it isn’t funny.
Charles talked about Matthews’ move to inside linebacker last season. It was a move that not only improved the defense by shoring up the worst position on the team, but also saved Matthews’ season, which was shaping up to be the worst of his career.
Charles made that very suggestion years ago.
“What’s crazy is when I was here, I used to try to urge (defensive coordinator) Dom (Capers) to use Clay a little bit more in other areas of the field,” Woodson said. “Let him be the guy that people have to worry about where he’s going to be at rather than just being on one side. I could play the nickel or just a corner or whatever, but let that guy move around because he’s a beast, man.
“I think they saw it this year moving him inside and just allowing him to have really free rein over the field, and he was all over the place. It was awesome to watch him play football this year.”
Ahhhhh, but why would Dom Capers listen to anything anyone else had to say?
We’ve been running this damn 3-4 the same way since the 1970s! I’ll be damned if I change anything now!
Foresight and wisdom, thy name is Capers.
Why did we ever let this man sign with any other team? He should have been a Packer for life! Class act all the way!
Chuck is the greatest.
I sure miss Chuck Woodson.
Don Capers? Loved that decision to play “to not lose” in the last few minutes of the championship game, after playing lights out for what? 85-90% of the game? WTF got into this fucktards head? Yeah! Hey! lets go from the hard core, to something that never fucking works to get to the SB! Woodson should be the “D” coordinator. I am most certain he is smarter, and more aggressive. Kudos to Woodson, his comments and his awesome career! Dom Capers? not so much . . .
So MM, do you really think that Capers told Burnett to flop down on the turf with an interception, open field, and approximately five minutes to go in the game? That was the real start of the disintegration in that game. How hardcore was Burnett’s move of giving himself up with no one around. I have some problems with capers but the NFCC game is not overall one that should be on Capers.
I did not say that it was all on him, but, he did blow his part by changing the style of defense in the last few minutes. As far a Burnett? who knows? rumor has it Peppers told him to drop. All I am saying is that Dom Capers did his part to help Green Bay lose the Game, by changing what had worked for the whole game up to that point.
All prevent defenses do is prevent you from winning the game. While the game is definitely not Capers fault by any means, playing a soft defense is never the answer IMO. Seen it burn way too many other teams besides the Packers.
He tried to do the same thing in the NFC Champ game against Chicago. Pack totally shut down the Bears with Cutty – back when Cutty still exhibited some confidence and talent – then completely choked out the second string QB. And then, just when it looked like we should cruise to the finish line, in comes Caleb f-g Haney, and almost led three TD drives in one freaking quarter. Typical DC – no pass rush (that I can remember) when the game is on the line. If it wasn’t for some stupid play calling by the Bears at the end, they could have very well pulled that game out when they had zero business even being in it. Seattle was the sequel, but with the tragic ending. I can’t figure Capers out, nor MM’s stubborn loyalty to him.
Sorry Dom! not Don . . .
Re watched some clips on youtube on the Packers 2010/2011 playoff run. My god this team could use that defense they had during that time. Dom is usually set in his ways. I remember when he was asked about the defense not being able to contain Kaepernick from having HOF like games against us, he refused to change things around saying we are who we are. Smh
Was it Dom Capers who couldn’t block Marshawn Lynch? Was it Dom Capers who couldn’t cover anyone? Was it Dom Capers who went for an interception instead of batting it down on the conversion? What Dom did do is find a way to shut down Wilson in the first place. The Packers’ defense has been on a steady rise since 2012 (2013 is deceiving due to all the injuries) and it’s all thanks to Dom Capers. Also, I have no idea why you say tha Matthews was having a poor season before Chicago. Was he quiet, yes. That was because he was constantly double or triple covered. He may not have been putting up stats, but he was making as big an impact as anyone. You don’t need stats to make an impact. Stop putting down people just because of a loss. Only one team can win and it’s not always going to be the Packers.
Why would defenders block Lynch?
Why do you double or triple cover a defensive player?
Both teams can’t win?
One of the worst posts ever.
I miss Chuck Woodson, I miss Nick Collins, I miss Donald Driver, I miss Nick Barnett, I miss Desmond Bishop, I miss Al Harris, and I miss Kevin Greene…anyone see a pattern here?
You block Lynch to prevent him from running. You block his path and the make it easier for others to tackle him.
Many times last season two or three blockers on the offense blocked Matthews. This prevented him from getting sacks. This is what double and triple covering a defender is.
What is happening is you have the mindset that if the Packers don’t win they must fire someone, and often times fans are pointing to Capers or even McCarthy. The truth is you can’t win them all. Only one team will prevail in the end and it’s not always going to be the Packers. Don’t look at a loss as a failed season and a reason to fire people. That will just get you nowhere. Look instead at the improvements the Packers have made in defense. Every season they have improved and next season could produce a top 10.
Does this make more sense?