Dom Capers would be Denver Broncos interim head coach
The Denver Broncos have suffered yet another loss and have been swept by the Las Vegas Raiders during the 2022 season. The Nathaniel Hackett watch is now in full swing. There should not be any reason to keep Hackett anymore.
While the Broncos hung tough, they seemed incompetent at times and that is something we have seen all season long. Another week, another game in which I am yelling at the television, “what are you doing?!”
It has become obvious that this team needs an experienced head coach.
That coach would be Dom Capers.
Capers, 72, has not been a head coach since 2005–17 years ago. That, to me, is concerning. However, it is not like he hasn’t been around. That being said, it might not even matter. While the Broncos are still able to reach the playoffs, it just does not seem very likely at all even with a coach change.
In eight seasons as a head coach of the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans, Capers has a record of 48-80, which is a .375 win percentage. His résumé includes a 12-4 season, three 7-9 seasons and a 2-14 season, which ended up being his last year as a head coach.
If and/or when the Denver Broncos move on from Hackett mid-season, one thing that Capers should not do is relieve Klint Kubiak as the play caller. While the Broncos lost, Russell Wilson was not the problem. Wilson was 24-of-31 for 247 yards and led the Broncos to a touchdown on their first drive of the game, which was something the team hadn’t been able to accomplish all season long.
Here are the league rankings for each year Capers has been in the league.
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While Capers is not expected to be the full-time head coach, the removal of Hackett would be a good head start for the organization. At some point, something has to give. With new ownership in place, I would hope that they would be all-in on finding the right person for the job.