Kevin Greene has known and worked with Dom Capers for decades, so it’s no surprise the Packers outside linebackers coach will defend his defensive coordinator.
It’s the colorful manner in which he defended him which is so fantastic.
Asked by Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel if Capers deserved to keep his job, Greene was adamant.
“Does a fat baby fart? Big time. Absolutely. No doubt about it,” Greene said. “He’s the same guy that took a defense from No. 24 to No. 5, or No. 2, then the Super Bowl year we’re No. 5. He’s the same guy. This is the same system. I mean, yeah, Dom is without a doubt the right guy. I think that’s about it there.”
Greene’s a loyal Capers guy, and bristled at the criticism of the man who first coached him in 1993 with the Steelers, then again with the Panthers in the mid- to late-90s.
“It does ruffle me a little bit because the people that are asking for that, calling for that really don’t understand football,” Greene said. “They think they do but they really don’t. If you just look at things through a coach’s eye sometimes, you can really see the breakdowns of the defense. I’m not into pointing fingers and Coach Dom’s not into pointing fingers either. He’s into shouldering the load and he’s into doing the right thing, regardless of how the defense executed or didn’t execute the plan. He is ultimately shouldering that load, that heat.
“That’s what he’s doing now as a true pro.”
Speaking of pros, Greene deserves a lot of credit, not only for standing by his guy, but for coming up with a new way to say it.