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Dom Capers?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Teague31, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    If Saban leaves for Bama I don't think the Fins will name Capers HC. Not after his stint with the Texans. If a new coach comes in and cleans house, Capers might be there for the taking as new Defensive Coordinator.
  2. DBoys

    DBoys New Member

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    Is he any good?
  3. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    He is a very good DC
  4. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    I think we're going back to the 4-3 permenantly. Especially if Parcells is gone.

    You'd have Greg Ellis back which is key.

    I'd probably want Al Groh or Capers over Zimmer though, if we stayed in the 34.
  5. Sarge

    Sarge Happy Holidays Staff Member

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    Greg Ellis in never coming back and if by slight chance I'm wrong, he'll be a mere shell of his former self. That is a VERY serious injury, especially at his age.
  6. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Why is everyone assuming Greg Ellis will "be back"?

    Was Kevin Smith "back" after his Achilles injury?

    At best, he might be a situational player if he makes it back.
  7. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    i hate to say it, but i agree with you and sarge. losing ellis was a major blow. he was never the haley / dominate player we wanted him to be, but he was consistant and a "tony tolbert" type of player all teams need. if he and ware could have been on the field more, i think both would have benefited from it, as well as our entire D.

    finding another ellis won't be easy.
  8. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Sarge I have to agree...the chance of Ellis coming back from an Achilles injury is nill to none.
  9. twa

    twa Active Member

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    I think Ellis stands a decent chance at a return,comparing a OLB to a corner's requirements is unreasonable.
    The loss in ability to backpedal doomed Smith.
  10. jcblanco22

    jcblanco22 Active Member

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    Anyone else remember when Capers was all the rage specifically because of the zone blitz scheme that no one was able to figure out how to combat for a while? That was when he was in Carolina and sporting the likes of Kevin Greene, Lamar Lathon, and Sam Mills at linebacker though. Seeing his work with the Texans makes me wonder a bit, and I actually like the guy a lot.
  11. Haley94

    Haley94 Active Member

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    You guys are right. Ellis is done.

    Hudson Houck is on the Miami staff as well.
  12. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    soooooo your telling me theres a chance? ;)
  13. DCDave

    DCDave Member

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    If you'll recall, when Capers was signed by Miami last year as DC, he still had one year left on his contract from the Texans. So they signed him for a minimum salary deal, so that the Texans would wind up paying most of his salary. Anyway, the contract was only a year long, so technically Capers is "available" whether Saban leaves or not. Given that in his one year, he's got Miami near the top of the league in total defense, scoring defense, and sacks, and is very familiar with 3-4 personnel, I'd say he would be a reasonable upgrade.
  14. Haley94

    Haley94 Active Member

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    I don't think Parcells ego could co-exsist with a proven DC. Then everyone would credit Capers with the turnaround. Why do you think he tanked the defense in 2004?
  15. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I laugh every time I read about moving back to the 4-3. We were far worse in the 4-3 in 2004 than we are now in the 3-4 and when we went back to the 4-3 against Detroit, they scored the most points they've scored all season long.

    It's come down to two major issues....Zimmer and Bradie. Let's get those solved first. I'll take Capers as a D-Coordinator because he has had great success running the 3-4 in so many different places, except for Houston. He has also proven success at getting pressure on the QB with his defenses, except for Houston. So as long as he's not making personnel decisions or Charlie Casserly isn't our GM, he'd be a good fit.

    I think it comes down to Crennel and Capers given their tenous situations.



    YAKUZA
  16. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but if Saban doesn't leave then Capers pretty much has to be given permission from the Dolphins to leave to become D-Coordinator here since it would be considered a "lateral move."



    YAKUZA
  17. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    What? The 4-3 is the answer. We played it in 2004 and had a *worse* pass rush with the 4-3 than the 3-4, but don't let facts get in the way of a good story.


    YAKUZA
  18. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    A little bitty chance. ;)
  19. Haley94

    Haley94 Active Member

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    Yeah look at the facts, dude. We gave up less points in december in 2004 than 2006. We have spent millions in free agents and draft choices since then. It's time for you to hit the head and relieve some of the kool aid.
  20. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    This defense doesn't look like a 3-4 to me, at least not the way SD, Pittsburgh and Baltimore play it. If Capers comes available you HIRE him the moment he walks off the Dolphins facility.

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