Dom Capers has been here before.
As the former head coach of the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans both, Capers is now making a third run for an NFL head coaching gig as the Oakland Raiders are showing interest in bringing him in for an interview. Charlie Casserly reports that Capers is the latest to draw interest from the Raiders in their attempts to replace Hue Jackson, and the ties with Reggie McKenzie in Green Bay give Capers yet another shot in the NFL to run it all.
Fans will likely find it difficult to get excited about a choice like Capers considering the “retread” title that often comes with coaches who failed in previous places. New coaches and young assistants are sexier, so hiring a coach like Capers would take a better sell job. After all, his won-loss record after two full stints and eight seasons as an NFL head coach is 48-80 with one playoff run to show for it.
That said, McKenzie is going to go with the head coach that he believes in most and each team and opportunity are different in the NFL. However, Capers has quite a bit of competition — from Winston Moss and Marty Mornhinweg to Mike Tice and Pete Carmichael, Jr. A decision is expected sometime later this week.