Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy held his end of the season press conference on Wednesday and made it unofficially clear to reporters that the Packers wouldn't make any significant changes in the coaching staff before next season, specifically with Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers.
"Dom Capers is an outstanding football coach," McCarthy said. "When I go through this process (of evaluation), 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."
Capers, who has been criticized often throughout the entire 2013 season after the Packers repeated lack of success on the defensive side of the football, would be entering his sixth year as Green Bay's defensive coordinator if McCarthy officially decides to keep him on staff in 2014.
In 2013, Green Bay's defense allowed 372.3 yards per game (25th in NFL), 26.8 points per game (t-24th) while forcing 22 turnovers (t-21st). In Capers' defense (no pun intended), the defense sustained numerous injuries during the season to key players such as safety Morgan Burnett (missed 3 games), linebackers Clay Matthews (5 games), Nick Perry (5 games), and Brad Jones (4 games) and cornerbacks Sam Shields (2 games) and Casey Hayward (13 games).Read more... Join the Conversation...