Yesterday, I presented a plan to help boost the Packers back up into the upper echelon of the NFL by signing Dom Capers as defensive coordinator, inserting the 3-4 defense, and then signing Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers in free agency.
Well that plan is halfway complete.
The Packers have reached an agreement with Capers for him to be their new defensive coordinator. Capers accepted head coach Mike McCarthy‘s offer after the two men spent much of the weekend discussing the Packers defense and what needs to be done to improve it. Capers was the fourth candidate interviewed by the Packers, after former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan, former Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, and Jim Haslett, who was the interim head coach for the St. Louis Rams after Scott Linehan was dismissed this year.
If Capers does install the 3-4, it would mean big changes for the Packers defense, but we will cross bridge when we come to it. For now, we know the Packers have their man.