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Is This Dom Capers Final Season With The Packers

I have finally come to peace that Rodgers is not going to play for a while. Not really, but that’s what I tell myself. The straight fact is that our offense will become one dimensional in Rodger’s absence. The defense must step to meet the challenge. Dom Capers has to figure out a way to gather his troops and stop offenses to give the Packers a chance to win. I’m not sure if Capers can do this. That means he is gone after this year. Let’s hope I am wrong.

Dom Capers has players to make this defense a special defense. Right now he is not getting the best out of his players. Injuries have taken their toll on the team, but he still has a deep defensive line, secondary to use. The other thing is Datone Jones he is becoming a real disappointment. He seems to have no power like he showed in college. He did have an ankle injury that caused him issues earlier on. I’m not sure if this is still a problem for him. Micah Hyde is a playmaker why isn’t he being used more effectively. When Hyde is blitzed off the corner he always causes problems for the quarterback.

I do realize out line-backing corps is kind of a mess. AJ Hawk has played well, but is still a liability in the passing game. Jones I am not sure of, he has been in and out of the line up so much. Neal is banged up again.

Capers tends to play the style an opposing offensive coordinator thinks the Packers will play. In the Bears game he rushed four, and dropped seven back in coverage. The only issue is McCown had time to find the open receiver. The Bears have big receivers so they’re easy to find. When they blitzed McCown he had trouble with the blitz.

For Capers he must dive deep into his playbook and show offenses something new. That way teams realize that they’ll have to prepare for this defense. Rather than seem like it has seen all this before. Capers was in Pittsburgh with Dick Lebeau in the 90’s with a dominant Pittsburgh defense. The time is now for Capers to make this defense special. If he cannot do this I believe we need to find another coordinator to breathe new life in this defense.


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