Coming off a season in which the Green Bay Packers finished with a 7-9 mark and the league’s seventh-worst scoring defense, it was all but a foregone conclusion that head coach Mike McCarthy would shake up his coaching staff.
We’re already seeing this happen. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Packers have fired long time defensive coordinator Dom Capers. The reporter goes on to note that other changes to the staff are imminent.
“Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers was fired following Sunday night’s loss at Detroit, per a source. There will be other changes among the defensive coaching staff to follow,” Demovsky reported.
Capers, a former head coach of the then expansion Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans, has been Green Bay’s defensive coordinator the past nine seasons. During that span, he led two top-10 defenses. But it’s been downhill over the past several seasons with Green Bay’s defense ranking in the bottom half of the NFL in three of the past five years.
It would, however, appear that McCarthy’s job is safe. That was never really in question, even after the Packers put up a dud of a performance in 2017.