Dom Capers Reportedly Fired as Packers DC After 9 Seasons with Team


Reports: Packers part ways with Dom Capers, defensive coaches

Of course, he's been Green Bay's DC since 2009.

In 2010, Capers' defense allowed the second-fewest points in football on its way to bringing home a Super Bowl title.

In 2015, the Packers ranked sixth against the pass, seventh in opposing quarterback rating, ninth in interceptions and tied for 12th in points allowed, but they significantly slipped in the last two years despite several high draft picks being used on defensive players. Sanders was sacked after the 2008 season.

Capers has been defensive coordinator since 2009.

Capers, 67, has been an National Football League coach for 24 years.

Coach Mike McCarthy dismissed Capers after the season-ending 35-11 loss to the Detroit Lions that dropped the Packers to a disappointing 7-9 record. Eight of those years were spent as a head coach between the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans. They're also firing some of his assistant coaches. He also was the secondary coach for the New England Patriots in the season before joining the Packers.

The move is an especially big one for the Packers considering Adams has emerged as their No. 1 receiver over the past two years and was primed to entertain a serious bidding war on the open market.

Whether or not Green Bay is firing Capers or if he is deciding to just walk away is not now known, but based on the Packers' lack of success defensively during most of his tenure, it's probably best that the two sides are parting ways. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the "dismissals are not over".

According to Demovsky, in-house candidates to replace Capers could be defensive associate head coach Winston Moss, cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr., safeties coach Darren Perry, and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac.

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