Citing a source familiar with the search process, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Sunday night that the Green Bay Packers will hire Dom Capers as their new defensive coordinator.
Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel reports:
- The offer came after the two men spent part of Friday and much of Saturday discussing their philosophies on defense and what it would take to turn the Packers’ defense around.
- In Capers, McCarthy is getting a coach who cut his teeth in the same 3-4 system the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens used in their AFC Championship Game battle Sunday at Heinz Field. Capers took over the Steelers’ defense in 1992 and upon helping coach Bill Cowher build an eventual Super Bowl winner was hired as the expansion Carolina Panthers’ head coach.
After leaving the Panthers, Capers made stops in Jacksonville (defensive coordinator), Houston (head coach) and Miami (special assistant to the head coach, defensive coordinator) before joining the New England Patriots this season as a secondary coach.
Capers had been linked to jobs on the Denver Broncos’ and New York Giants’ staff, but he’s headed to Green Bay instead.