McCarthy Says He Won’t Break Up Coaching Staff

Mike McCarthy

Just as he did in the days immediately after last season, Packers coach Mike McCarthy wouldn’t make any definitive statements about the future of his coaching staff, specifically the status of defensive coordinator Dom Capers, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

But just like last season, McCarthy indicated Wednesday during his season-ending news conference that he has no plans to dismantle things despite another early exit from the playoffs.

That would be appear to bode well for the return of Capers, whose defense struggled at times this season –- but nothing like it did in 2011, when it ranked last in the NFL, or in 2012, when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick shredded Green Bay for 579 yards in the playoffs.

Although Kaepernick beat the Packers again, this time 23-30 in Sunday’s NFC wild-card game, Capers’ defense wasn’t solely to blame.

“Dom Capers is an outstanding football coach,” McCarthy said Wednesday. “No one will be evaluated today. We’ll go through just like we did last year.

“I’m not going into this looking to make big changes.”


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