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Coughlin wants Dom Capers?

Post  Big_Pete on Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:36 pm

from http://www.nypost.com/seven/01182009/sports/giants/coughlin_targets_capers_150779.htm


COUGHLIN TARGETS CAPERS TO REPLACE SPAGNUOLO AS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
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By PAUL SCHWARTZ


Last updated: 10:31 pm
January 18, 2009
Posted: 3:14 pm
January 18, 2009

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Two years ago, Tom Coughlin considered hiring one of his former assistants, Dom Capers, as the Giants new defensive coordinator. Coughlin, though, decided to steer away from the familiar and instead brought in Eagles assistant Steve Spagnuolo, someone he had never before worked with.

That move was an overwhelming success, so much so that after a Super Bowl title and a first-place finish in the NFC East Spagnuolo is gone, earning himself the head coaching job with the Rams. Now Coughlin is faced with another decision and reports have surfaced that he is targeting Capers to run the Giants defense.

It would make sense. Capers, 58, served that role for Coughlin in Jacksonville in 1999 and 2000 and is a respected defensive mind, although he primarily advocates a 3-4 defensive front, something the Giants New York Giants do not use. Capers did employ a 4-3 defense when he worked for Coughlin with the Jaguars. Capers this past season worked in New England as a special assistant and defensive backs coach. He twice was head coach of expansion teams, first in Carolina in 1995 and then in Houston in 2001. His head-coaching record is 49-81.

The other move Coughlin could make is to promote from within, in which case the likely choice is linebackers coach Bill Sheridan. If Coughlin doesn't make that move he risks losing Sheridan, who is believed to be at the top of Spagnuolo's list to run the Rams defense. Peter Giunta, the Giants defensive backs coach, will also be considered, as Coughlin no doubt values Giunta's background as a defensive coordinator with the Rams during their 1999 Super Bowl season.

Giants players late in the season expressed their hope that if Spagnuolo left his replacement would be from the staff, which would keep the scheme intact and help as far as continuity.
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Re: Coughlin wants Dom Capers?

Post  Big_Pete on Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:50 am

it seems Capers is off the market...

from kffl.com

Packers | Team reaches deal with Capers
Sun, 18 Jan 2009 21:42:04 -0800

Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers have reached an agreement on a deal with New England Patriots special assistant Dom Capers to become the team's next defensive coordinator. Terms of the agreement were not known.
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