|McCarthy 'Appalled' By Questions Over Capers' Future|
by Bill Huber of PackerReport.com, January 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm ET
Green Bay Packers Profile
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was not happy with his defense's performance on Saturday night at San Francisco. But, barring a really bad conversation between McCarthy and Dom Capers on Wednesday, Capers will remain the team's defensive coordinator.
After offering a luke-warm response when asked about Capers at the start of McCarthy's season-ending news conference on Tuesday evening, McCarthy gave an overwhelming endorsement at the end of the 20-minute Q&A with reporters.
"I feel very confident that Dom Capers is going to be our defensive coordinator," McCarthy said, "but I think it's totally premature to make those types of decisions. That's what knee-jerk reactive people do. You don't make crazy decisions like that, especially a man of Dom Capers' ability, his experience. I trust him with the level of responsibility he has with our coaching staff. I think it's ridiculous that I have to answer the question, frankly. I'm appalled by it."
McCarthy said he'll begin conversations with his defensive coaching staff this week before going to Hawaii to lead the NFC Pro Bowl team.
"I would not fulfill my responsibilities totally if I didn't look at the job Dom Capers has done, what Mike McCarthy's done, what Tom Clements has done."