Capers let go as DC by Packers

  • Capers let go as DC by Packers

Capers let go as DC by Packers

In addition to Capers, inside linebackers coach Scott McCurley and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac were relieved of their duties as Green Bay completely overhauls their coaching staff on that side of the ball.

To this point, Linsley is the only offensive player for the Packers to play every snap this season.

He has started all 53 regular-season games in which he has played, including being the only Green Bay offensive lineman to start every game this season. His teams in 2009 and 2010 ranked in the top 10 in both yards and points, improving a group that was 22nd in points allowed the year before arriving.

He achieved solid success in his early days with Green Bay.

In the nine games Rodgers missed with a collarbone injury, the Packers were 5-4 and allowed 24 points per game and 359.7 yards per contest.

Should Capers, 67, decide to retire, it would end a coaching career that began in 1972 as a graduate assistant at Kent State.

Coach Mike McCarthy dismissed Capers after the season-ending 35-11 loss to the Detroit Lions that dropped the Packers to a disappointing 7-9 record. He was previously the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. He also was Jacksonville's defensive coordinator for two seasons before becoming the first head coach for the Texans. Green Bay is expected to make other changes to its defensive coaching staff as well. But he's been strictly a defensive coordinator since the 2006 season.