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Old 01-09-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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Schefter just said on Countdown that the Broncos are looking to interview Packer DC Dom Capers.

Any thoughts on The Dom? He has HC experience, is an excellent defensive mind... but other than that, I don't know a whole lot about him.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:39 AM   #2
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He started out strongly with the Texans. A very organized, driven person. I think he might have been a victim of the Charley Casserly, David Carr disaster. Certainly not given as much rope as Kubiak's being given.
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I wouldn't mind him, but I rather Rivera.
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I wouldn't mind him, but I rather Rivera.
I'm on the fence with that. I like Rivera a lot, and really like his defenses.

But Dom has the prior HC experience, and was doing it with (expansion) Houston, with a terrible team. He was a head coach elsewhere too, wasn't he? Carolina? Wasn't he the first coach there as well? Like Jacksonville, I think they were in the conference title game in their second year of existence...

Since what we have in Denver is, essentially, an expansion situation, he might be the right person to spearhead the effort to rebuild.
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One thing I really like about Capers is his knowledge of personnel on the defensive side. This guy essentially built the talent on D that Green Bay has now, and much of it came through the draft. Important to note.

And I think Champ would love to play for an aggressive coach like him.
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He recently worked for the Pats, so automatically a good segment of the folks here should hate him.
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One thing I really like about Capers is his knowledge of personnel on the defensive side. This guy essentially built the talent on D that Green Bay has now, and much of it came through the draft. Important to note.

And I think Champ would love to play for an aggressive coach like him.
Capers is a great coach and IMO would be a good hire, but nothing about your post is true. This is Caper's first year working for Green Bay. Their talent on the D was built by Ted Thompson who is a great GM and McKenzie who is one of the best personel guys in the league.
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Capers is a great coach and IMO would be a good hire, but nothing about your post is true. This is Caper's first year working for Green Bay. Their talent on the D was built by Ted Thompson who is a great GM and McKenzie who is one of the best personel guys in the league.
My bad. But he was hired in Jan '09, so this is his second year there.
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i wouldn't mind him as coach. so long as we have a strong scouting department and can surround the new guy with talent. shocked not to see Nolan getting some rub in the press as a HC candidate.
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I'd put him second on my list behind Rivera. Definitely ahead of Williams, the OC's and Fox.
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I'd still rather have Fox.
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I'd put him second on my list behind Rivera. Definitely ahead of Williams, the OC's and Fox.
Why behind Rivera? I don't necessarily disagree, I'm just curious.
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He is a good DC. He has had a shot at the HC level twice and he didnt work out twice. I dont think its our team that needs to give him a 3rd shot.
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The thing that scares me about Rivera is that he has been respected for a long time and has had many HC interviews, but no team has ever given him the job. That's a little bit of a red flag for me.
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I'd still rather have Fox.
I agree with you here bowtown...I think capers would be a good coach, but I would rather have Fox as well.
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There defense is good and very aggresive, I think it would be a good pick.

But...Go Fox
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definitely be an attractive candidate for are Head Coach position.

Capers may go down as one of the greatest defensive coordinators of all time.

Capers was the head coach of the Carolina Panthers from 1995-98 and of the Houston Texans from 2002-05.

Both teams were expansion teams when Capers held the head job.Capers 7-9 mark in his first season in Carolina is the best ever for an expansion team. Capers went to the NFC Championship game, won coach of the year and finished the season 12-4 with Carolina in 1996.
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He is a good DC. He has had a shot at the HC level twice and he didnt work out twice. I dont think its our team that needs to give him a 3rd shot.
He was the first head coach for two expansion teams. I mean, come on man.
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He was the first head coach for two expansion teams. I mean, come on man.
And as of right now, with a new front office and coming off the worst season in franchise history, we arent far from being an expansion team ourselves.
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And as of right now, with a new front office and coming off the worst season in franchise history, we arent far from being an expansion team ourselves.
And he had the expansion Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship game in his second year there.
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I like the idea of Capers because he'd give us a good chance to keep Champ. He coached Charles Woodson to DPOY, imagine what he could do with Champ?!
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I don't want a grandpa as HC. I'd like to get an experienced guy (more so that McD), but one who can grow with the Broncos and be here a while. No guy in their 60's is the answer for us...IMO.
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Is Nolan even on the radar?
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HOU Total 18 46 0 .281 - - -

Total[6] 48 80 0 .375 1 1 .500
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All for him as a DC...not in hell as a HC.
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