While noting that no coaching-staff evaluations were currently ongoing, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy publicly praised defensive coordinator Dom Capers in his season-ending press conference on Wednesday.
McCarthy’s response came after being asked about Capers’ future with the club.
“I think Dom Capers is an outstanding football coach, and I’m glad he’s on our staff,” McCarthy said of Capers.
McCarthy indicated he wasn’t looking to make major changes to his coaching staff.
One Packers staffer who could be on the move is quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo, whose contract has reportedly expired. McAdoo is reportedly a candidate for the Browns’ head-coaching vacancy.
Capers, 63, has been the Packers’ defensive coordinator since 2009. The Packers were 28th in yards per play allowed and 25th in yards per game given up this season. However, injuries were a problem on defense, with outside linebacker Clay Matthews‘ absences because of a thumb injury an especially tough blow.
The Packers’ wild-card round loss Sunday to the 49ers was their fourth consecutive defeat to San Francisco. In the Niners’ last three victories against the Packers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has vexed the Green Bay defense.
“That’s the one common thread that jumps out at you,” McCarthy said of Kaepernick when asked about the 49ers’ recent success against Green Bay.