Former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers has taken his hits over the years. He’s even taken some from a couple players. However, he won’t be taking any from defensive lineman Mike Daniels.
The outspoken defender defended Capers, while not so much defending his system, to Gregg Rosenthal.
“I’d read a lot of negative things about guys in the paper and think … The guy you are describing is not the guy I know. But there were circumstances out of his control that are contributing to that,” Daniels said of Capers. “It was like, we had to be perfect or we’d pay for it, unfortunately. When we were perfect, you couldn’t mess with us. But in the game of football, you can’t expect a group of 11 men to be perfect every single time.”
New Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine’s system has thus far been raved about. It’s not as complex as Capers’ and allows players to play quick.
And that means this offseason program has been different for the Packers’ defense. Typically, they’re pretty much standing around watching Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy implement the offense. This year, there’s a new defense being implemented, so defenders are somewhat able to get after it. That is, as much as you can get after it without pads on.
Daniels claims the defense has been dominating.
“It hasn’t been like this since I’ve been there,” Daniels said of the Packers defense’s domination of OTAs. “Not this blatant, where it’s like … Oooh, you guys are putting it on them!“
Daniels also asserts there’s more to come when training camp rolls around.
“It’s going to be even worse when the pads come on,” Daniels said. “That’s what I’m looking forward to.”