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Packers | Looking to rebuild defense to suit philosophy of DC

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:57:54 -0800

The Green Bay Packers are committed to rebuilding its defense in a way that best suits the philosophy of defensive coordinator Dom Capers, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. That means getting more athletics and versatile along the defensive line. That might be bad news for DT B.J. Raji, who turned down $8 million to stay with the team last season. The team wants linemen that better resemble DT Datone Jones. Raji and DT Ryan Pickett, who are 330 pounds, might no longer fit what the club wants to do.

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Packers | Dom Capers plans to continue coaching

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:13:44 -0800

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers, who is 63 years old, said he plans to continue coaching into next season. Head coach Mike McCarthy gave Capers a vote of confidence after the season.

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Packers | Dom Capers expected to return

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:19:23 -0800

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy indicated defensive coordinator Dom Capers likely will return to the team next season. "I'm not going into this thing looking to make big changes, but I'll tell you one thing. When I go through this process, there's things you really like about your program. ... I think Dom Capers is an outstanding football coach and I'm glad he's on our staff," McCarthy said.

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Packers | Tramon Williams gets praise

Sat, 23 Nov 2013 07:14:01 -0800

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said CB Tramon Williams played his best game of the season in Week 11. "Tramon played his best game this season last week," Capers said. "I thought he tackled very well. He was involved in the run. He made the nice interception down in the red zone. I felt it was his best performance of the year."

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Packers | Preparing for more read-option

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:50:17 -0700

The Green Bay Packers are putting more time into preparing for the read-option in 2013. "We're going to do more," defensive coordinator Dom Capers said. "We're going to do more than we have because we know the first two teams we play run it. There will be a number of teams that have a little element of it in. How much it takes off, I don't know. It's like everything else. Things go in cycles. Over 28 years, I've seen a lot of cycles in the league."

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Packers | Dom Capers has support in locker room

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:20:01 -0800

Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop feels defensive coordinator Dom Capers should return in 2013. "Absolutely. Coach Capers is a great coach. You can't have a great defense and win the Super Bowl one year and then be kicked out the next year, or a year or two later," Bishop said.

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Packers | Plan to retain Dom Capers

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:03:50 -0800

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he's confident that defensive coordinator Dom Capers will return next season.

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Packers | Dom Capers in trouble?

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:46:01 -0800

The Green Bay Packers could consider firing defensive coordinator Dom Capers this offseason because the team has struggled in postseason in three of the four years he has been coordinator. If Capers is retained, the team could consider firing some of the defensive assistant coaches.

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Packers | Want to blitz less on defense in 2012

Sat, 08 Sep 2012 06:34:58 -0700

The Green Bay Packers' defense sent five or more rushers 46.3 percent of the time last season, primarily because defensive coordinator Dom Capers felt his three- and four-man rushes weren't disruptive enough. Capers, however, wants to blitz less this season if possible. "I think the goal of every defense is to get pressure out of a four-man rush," Capers said. "That varies from week to week based on the kind of quarterback you're seeing (and) how fast they get the ball out of their hands. We certainly would like to overall improve our pass rush."

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Packers | Nick Perry will have adjustments to make

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:28:10 -0700

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said the biggest learning curve for LB Nick Perry will be understanding how to drop back and play in coverage. "I don't think the power part and the physical part will be any problem for him," Capers said. "His greatest learning will probably come in coverage and what we ask him to do there."

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Raiders | Negotiating with Dennis Allen

Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:27:06 -0800

The Oakland Raiders are in the process of negotiating with Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen Tuesday, Jan. 24, to make him their next head coach. Green Bay Packers linebackers coach Winston Moss and defensive coordinator Dom Capers were told that they were no longer in the running.

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Raiders | Have spoken with Dom Capers about HC job

Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:15:44 -0800

The Oakland Raiders have spoken with Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers about their head coaching position but it is not known if there has been a formal interview.

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Raiders | Request permission to speak with Dom Capers

Mon, 23 Jan 2012 06:13:04 -0800

The Oakland Raiders have requested permission to speak with Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers for their head coaching vacancy.

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Raiders | Two to be interviewed

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:16:46 -0800

The Oakland Raiders will interview Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg for their head coaching position this weekend, according to a league source. Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice will interview for the same position Tuesday, Jan. 24. Other candidates include Green Bay Packers linebackers coach Winston Moss, offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, defensive coordinator Dom Capers, quarterbacks coach Tom Clements and secondary coach Darren Perry.

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Raiders | Marty Mornhinweg to interview

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:40:29 -0800

The Oakland Raiders will interview Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg for their head coaching vacancy, according to two NFL sources. Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers, Packers assistant Winston Moss and New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael are also rumored to be candidates. Mornhinweg reportedly has a good relationship with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie.

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Raiders | HC search to heat up?

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 06:50:01 -0800

The Oakland Raiders' search for a head coach should heat up this week following the Green Bay Packers' playoff loss in the Divisional Round to the New York Giants. Packers assistant coaches Winston Moss, Joe Philbin, Dom Capers and Tom Clements became available for head coaching interviews. All have been reported as potential Raiders candidates and had a working relationship with general manager Reggie McKenzie in Green Bay. Oakland reportedly is hoping for a quick decision in naming a new head coach.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ANG Newspapers - Jerry McDonald

Raiders | Want to interview GB coordinators

Sun, 15 Jan 2012 10:49:17 -0800

The Oakland Raiders are interested in interviewing Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin and defensive coordinator Dom Capers for their vacant head coaching position.

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Raiders | Could consider several GB assistants for HC job

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:33:09 -0800

The Oakland Raiders could be interested in interviewing Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, defensive coordinator Dom Capers and inside linebackers coach Winston Moss for their head coaching position once the Packers season is over.

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Giants | Many candidates for defensive coordinator job

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 11:45:12 -0800

Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Giants are expected to consider New York Jets linebackers coach Bob Sutton, free-agent head coach Dick Jauron (Bills), Washington Redskins linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti, Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers, Miami Dolphins linebackers coach George Edwards, Washington Redskins secondary coach Jerry Gray, former Buffalo Bills interim coach Perry Fewell, former head coach Jim Haslett and New England Patriots defensive line coach Pepper Johnson for their defensive coordinator position.

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Broncos | Team may change defensive philosophy

Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:53:18 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports the Denver Broncos may start using a 3-4 defense if the team hires former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan or New England Patriots special assistant/secondary coach Dom Capers as their new defensive coordinator.

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Cowboys | Capers no longer a candidate for coaching position

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:43:35 -0800

Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Dom Capers will not accept a position with the Dallas Cowboys as a team consultant.

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Cowboys | Team reportedly offers Capers undisclosed position on staff

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 06:11:22 -0800

Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, citing multiple unnamed sources, reports the Dallas Cowboys have offered Dom Capers an undisclosed position on the coaching staff. Capers has yet to make a decision.

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Cowboys | Team to interview Capers

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 09:21:02 -0800

Rick Herrin and Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, report the Dallas Cowboys are set to interview Dom Capers for an undisclosed position on the team's coaching staff, possibly as early as Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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Bengals | Capers may be a candidate for coordinator job

Sun, 06 Jan 2008 18:20:18 -0800

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Dom Capers may be a candidate for the Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator job.

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Dolphins | Capers fired

Thu, 03 Jan 2008 08:51:10 -0800

Harvey Fialkov, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins have fired defensive coordinator Dom Capers.

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Dolphins | Capers to serve as head coach Thursday

Thu, 30 Aug 2007 16:31:02 -0700

Andy Kent, of MiamiDolphins.com, reports Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Dom Capers will serve as the head coach for the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30. Head coach Cam Cameron will not take his usual responsibilities as head coach so that he can better evaluate players before final cuts. Cameron also wants to see how his coaching staff performs should he ever miss a game. George Edwards will serve as defensive coordinator in Capers' place.

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Dolphins | Capers officially named defensive coordinator

Wed, 24 Jan 2007 17:18:41 -0800

Updating a previous item, MiamiDolphins.com reports Miami Dolphins assistant coach Dom Capers has signed a contract extension and was given the title of defensive coordinator.

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Dolphins | Capers may still be in running

Wed, 17 Jan 2007 09:53:56 -0800

Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Dom Capers is still in the hunt for the team's vacant head coaching position.

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Dolphins | Team reaches agreement with Capers

Sat, 13 Jan 2007 17:03:11 -0800

Chris Mortensen, of ESPN.com, reports the Miami Dolphins have reached an agreement with defensive coordinator Dom Capers on a deal that will make him the highest-paid assistant coach in the NFL. Team sources confirmed Capers' new deal is for three years and an estimated $8.1 million. His salary in 2007 will be $2.6 million and he will receive raises of at least $100,000 per year in 2008 and 2009.

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Giants | Capers could become team's next defensive coordinator

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 17:54:23 -0800

Vinny DiTrani, of the Bergen Record, reports the New York Giants could hire Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Dom Capers to become the team's next defensive coordinator.

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Dolphins | Capers interviews Monday

Mon, 08 Jan 2007 16:15:36 -0800

The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Dom Capers interviewed Monday, Jan. 8, for the team's head coaching position.

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Dolphins | Team begins search for Saban's replacement

Wed, 03 Jan 2007 10:26:43 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins have begun to compile a list of candidates to replace head coach Nick Saban, who left Wednesday, Jan. 3, to become the head coach at the University of Alabama. Candidates could include assistant coach Dom Capers and offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, Houston Texans assistant coach Mike Sherman, San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, Indianapolis Colts assistant coach Jim Caldwell, Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Norm Chow and Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

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Dolphins | Capers will not be given defensive coordinator title

Wed, 12 Jul 2006 18:50:56 -0700

Barry Jackson, of the Miami Herald, reports the Miami Dolphins will not give special assistant Dom Capers the title of defensive coordinator, but that essentially is his job with the team. The Dolphins save cash that way, causing the Houston Texans to pay Capers $2 million in 2006 and the Dolphins only $300,000.

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Dolphins | Capers excited by opportunity

Mon, 17 Apr 2006 20:14:51 -0700

Ethan Skolnick, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins special assistant Dom Capers is looking forward to his opportunity to just focus on being an assistant coach. Capers feels he can develop more close relationships with his players as an assistant rather than a head coach. He also thinks his eight-years of head coaching experience will serve the Dolphins well, "To me, experience is the best teacher for any of us."

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Dolphins | Muschamp leaving for Auburn

Fri, 03 Feb 2006 13:54:37 -0800

Jason Cole, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins assistant head coach for defense Will Muschamp left the team Friday, Feb. 3, to take the defensive coordinator position with Auburn. The departure of Muschamp and defensive coordinator Richard Smith clears the way for Dom Capers to essentially be the defensive coordinator.

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Dolphins | Capers' deal is for one-year

Wed, 25 Jan 2006 00:16:27 -0800

Jason Cole, of the Miami Herald, reports newly signed assistant coach Dom Capers' authority with the Miami Dolphins doesn't appear to be significant, given his contract. Capers signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins - an indication that he would like to seek a different NFL position a year from now if one becomes available.

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Dolphins | Capers named special assistant

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 14:48:17 -0800

Kevin Lerner and Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins have hired free agent head coach Dom Capers and named him a special assistant. He is expected to help oversee the team's defense.

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Dolphins | Capers' hiring waiting on contract settlement

Mon, 23 Jan 2006 16:19:54 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins are waiting for the Houston Texans to settle former head coach Dom Capers' contract situation before they can formally hire him for their coaching staff. Capers still has one year remaining on his Houston contract despite being fired January 2 following a 2-14 season.

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Dolphins | Capers expected to be named defensive coordinator

Mon, 23 Jan 2006 11:11:49 -0800

Updating previous reports, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Miami Dolphins are expected to name Dom Capers as their new defensive coordinator. Capers is the former head coach of the Houston Texans.

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Dolphins | Team looking to add a defensive assistant coach

Sun, 22 Jan 2006 16:58:56 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports a source said Sunday, Jan. 22, Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban is trying to add another assistant to help oversee the defense. Saban has a wide array of candidates because of the recent coaching upheaval across the NFL. Saban is friends with former Houston Texans head coach Dom Capers and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rick Venturi, who may not be retained by new Saints head coach Sean Payton.

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Bills | Debating head coaching situation

Sat, 21 Jan 2006 11:47:24 -0800

Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills team sources said there may be a split inside the organization, with some favoring Dick Jauron and others liking Mike Sherman as the team's next head coach. If that is the case, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Dom Capers could become the compromise candidate.

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Bills | Team interviews Capers

Fri, 20 Jan 2006 09:13:48 -0800

BuffaloBills.com reports the Buffalo Bills interviewed former Houston Texans head coach Dom Capers for their vacant head coaching position Friday, Jan. 20.

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Bills | Capers to interview for head coaching jobs

Thu, 19 Jan 2006 13:57:03 -0800

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports former Houston Texans head coach Dom Capers will interview for the vacant Buffalo Bills head coaching position Friday, Jan. 20.

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Bills | Capers could be candidate for defensive coordinator job

Thu, 12 Jan 2006 09:50:25 -0800

Leo Roth, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports former NFL coach Dom Capers could be a candidate for the Buffalo Bills' defensive coordinator position should Bills defensive coordinator Jerry Gray not return.

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Dolphins | No formal offer to Capers

Tue, 10 Jan 2006 21:31:44 -0800

Jeff Darlington, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban has yet to offer former Houston Texans head coach Dom Capers a position on his staff. There has been talk of Capers joining the Dolphins as defensive coordinator, but that may not be the case. Capers still is hoping to be considered for one of the remaining head coaching vacancies.

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NFL | Capers a wanted man

Sat, 07 Jan 2006 22:53:41 -0800

John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports friends of former Houston Texans head coach Dom Capers said he has received five offers to run defenses from NFL teams, including one from the Miami Dolphins who play a 3-4 scheme. However, with so many job openings in the NFL, Capers is hoping to get another chance to be a head coach.

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Dolphins | Saban contacts Capers

Fri, 06 Jan 2006 21:48:46 -0800

Harvey Fialkov and Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban contacted free agent head coach Dom Capers (Texans) about a position with the Dolphins. Capers is considered one of the NFL's top defensive coaches, but it is unknown what position Saban offered him.

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Texans | Kubiak to interview this week

Mon, 02 Jan 2006 14:48:09 -0800

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak will be interviewed by Houston Texans owner Bob McNair later this week about replacing Dom Capers as the Texans head coach. Denver head coach Mike Shanahan said McNair contacted him Monday, Jan. 2, and planned a trip to Denver later this week.

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Texans | Capers fired

Mon, 02 Jan 2006 09:36:42 -0800

The Associated Press reports the Houston Texans have fired head coach Dom Capers.

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Texans | Capers announcement expected Monday

Sun, 01 Jan 2006 14:51:58 -0800

John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said he has a meeting planned Monday, Jan. 2, with head coach Dom Capers. Capers' firing will be made official Monday morning, Jan. 2, and announced at an afternoon news conference at Reliant Stadium. The Texans are expected to interview, among others, Washington Redskins assistant head coach/defense Gregg Williams, Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jerry Gray, Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera and possibly New York Giants defensive coordinator Tim Lewis. They also are expected to interview one or two college head coaches with NFL experience.

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