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January

Analyzing Dom Capers. A Track Record of Success and Regression

Dom Capers

Dom Capers has a lot of cleaning up to do in 2012.

One of the issues discussed on Twitter immediately after the Packers took a dump against the Giants was the track record of defenses coached by Dom Capers. The Twitter chatter focused on the fact that Capers’ defenses generally decline in years two and/or three.

Actually this topic came up before Sunday but now that us Packers bloggers have some extra time on our hands, we can actually look up the numbers and discuss the issue using more than the 140 characters allowed on Twitter.

In the chart below, the numbers represent where the team finished in respect to the rest of the 31 teams.

Let’s take a look:

 

Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1992 PIT 13 2 1 12 17 4 23 1 14 8 6 7 10
1993 PIT 3 8 3 4 3 1 2 11 17 15 7 2 11
1994 PIT 2 2 13 7 7 1 4 7 12 3 1 13 2
1995 CAR 7 8 5 18 10 26 4 8 23 14 4 6 6
1996 CAR 10 2 5 2 8 4 26 4 22 12 6 7 5
1997 CAR 15 13 26 25 22 12 17 21 5 9 8 27 14
1998 CAR 30 27 7 24 26 23 25 7 12 28 30 10 29
1999 JAX 4 1 17 3 7 2 14 18 10 3 6 12 4
2000 JAX 12 16 14 17 11 20 8 3 1 14 17 25 23
2002 HOU 16 20 30 32 28 11 14 17 6 10 18 26 11
2003 HOU 31 27 25 30 31 23 22 27 11 31 21 20 32
2004 HOU 23 15 13 7 13 1 23 28 24 24 30 5 24
2005 HOU 31 32 32 28 32 29 30 27 4 24 26 31 31
2006 MIA 4 5 18 20 8 2 5 2 7 5 20 31 8
2007 MIA 23 30 28 32 32 30 30 27 1 4 28 23 31