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07/26/2017

Dom Capers

Defending The Indefensible

Mike McCarthy was a guest on ESPN Milwaukee’s Wilde and Tausch Show last week, and much to the credit of the hosts, he was asked why he’s stuck with beleaguered defensive coordinator Dom Capers for so long. Here was his answer: “Well, going back to the Mason Crosby comment, and obviously applying that to the

Packers Dom In By Defense

Let’s be clear, the highly drafted young corners from two years ago played poorly all season and the inside linebackers still aren’t good enough. That’s on the front office. But for the third time in eight years, a Dom Capers defense didn’t even compete in the playoffs. If Sunday’s embarrassment against the Falcons in the

Walk-Off Win For Packers

The silly narrative that Aaron Rodgers isn’t a clutch player took a hit on Sunday in Chicago when the two-time MVP and future Hall of Famer made yet another throw for the ages. And unlike so many other times in his storied career, on this day he didn’t leave enough time on the clock for

4-3 Would Scheme To Make Sense

If the Packers finally move on from defensive coordinator for life Dom Capers after the season, let’s hope they move on from the 3-4 scheme as well. It would only make sense considering general manager Ted Thompson has been drafting mostly 4-3 defensive linemen and outside linebackers for the past six years. Since 2010, Thompson has selected 11 defensive linemen

Season On The Brink

Welcome to how the other half lives. After 7 consecutive winning seasons and 7 consecutive trips to the playoffs, the Packers are now wallowing around with the Chargers, Jets and Rams of the NFL. That’s what happens when you drop 4 straight games, including Sunday’s 42-24 embarrassment to the Redskins. While the Packers are still mathematically alive for the postseason, they’ll need the

Nightmare In Nashville

There was a time when the Green Bay Packers, following a tough loss, would’ve punished a middling team like the Tennessee Titans. But that was quite a while ago. Sunday, the Titans punished the middling Packers after a tough loss of their own. The nightmare in Nashville dropped Green Bay to 4-5. The good news is

Defense Flexes Its Muscle

On a night when Aaron Rodgers had a passer rating of just 65.0 and the offense sputtered once again, Dom Capers’ defense did something it’s rarely done since 2010 – it dominated an opponent for 60 minutes. And that’s why the Packers came away from Lambeau Field with a hard-fought victory over the Giants. Playing

Defense Rests In Mediocrity

Dom Capers and the majority of his staff have been in Green Bay since 2009, and aside from late in the 2010 season, the team’s defensive play has ranged from awful to slightly above average. So why haven’t the Packers been able to build a championship caliber D in seven years? Well, there’s plenty of blame

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