Packers Would Be Better Off Without Dom Capers
“Fire Dom Capers” is probably one of the more talked about phrases in the Packers Twitter universive. I’ve never really joined that clan. Why? There’s been a reason here and there throughout the years, and I never really felt the need to join the rest of the Packers world. But today, it’s a different story. Capers defense continues to look lost out there versus the new NFL, and there’s no reason why he should be employed by the Packers or any team in the National Football League. This will be Capers last season, whether it ends this week or at the end of the year.
Lions, Saints and Vikings have converted 20 of 40 third downs against the #Packers during the 3-game losing streak. Lions and Saints 16/28.
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) November 7, 2017
The third down problems are killing Green Bay. It’s like Capers cannot dial up the right combination of blitzes to get to the quarterback. Could some of this be on the players? Sure. Kyler Fackrell might be one of Ted Thompson’s greatest busts from the NFL Draft. The defensive line doesn’t get the pass rush they need, and Clay Matthews/Nick Perry continue to be shells of themselves. That said, Capers’ system may be holding these guys back from getting to the quarterback. It might be time for some fresh 3-4 blood that’s going to repair this defense, although, this season might not warrant saving from anyone in particular.
Capers’ legacy in Green Bay is a weird, strange one. He helped the team get a Super Bowl, but Capers could be blame for many of the issues with the team right now. The fact this team had an all-out blitz call, and the Detroit runs a screen tells me it’s over for you. A defense cannot be that predictable out there.
We’ll see what happens this week.