If anyone is a fan or supporter of Dom Capers, they should stand up immediately. Since the Green Bay Packers finally ditched Capers as their defensive coordinator, several players have been publicly critical of him.
Add cornerback Tramon Williams to that list. Williams told Jason Wilde the league caught up to Capers’ once unpredictable defense. That’s something most of us have seen for some time.
Here is the full Tramon Williams quote regarding the difference between Mike Pettine’s and Dom Capers’ defense… #Packers
Over the years, those adjustments weren’t made.
That falls on Capers, but it also falls on coach Mike McCarthy. Although McCarthy, an offensive guy, has traditionally taken a hands-off approach to the defense, he also has way too much loyalty to his coaches.
How many years did it take him to fire special teams coach Shawn Slocum? The Capers’ situation is no different.
Both of those moves were long overdue.
How else can you get the nickname “The Teflon Dom?”
One of the things we know about McCarthy is he loves consistency. Keeping coaches around, regardless of whether their units underperform, keeps things consistent.
We don’t know that any players were critical of Capers when he was still around. However, several have been critical of him now that he’s gone.
On his way out the door, cornerback Damarious Randall took a shot at Capers, saying he didn’t hold anyone accountable. Linebacker Blake Martinez suggested the Packers’ defense wasn’t organized last season.
And now Williams, saying the scheme was outdated.
It really isn’t any wonder that Capers hasn’t gotten a new job since the Packers let him go. He’s what you would call a relic or a dinosaur in today’s NFL.
One thing I think we can all agree on is this. We are excited as hell for the Mike Pettine era to begin. The players seem to be too. We’re looking forward to seeing what Pettine will unleash.