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Friday, January 13, 2012
Talking to Capers makes sense for Oakland

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

NFL.com is reporting Green Bay defensive coordinator Dom Capers will be added to the list of candidates for the Oakland Raiders coaching job.

It makes sense. Basically, any quality Green Bay assistant will be considered by new Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie. He came from Green Bay and he will consider good people from the great organization he came from.

Capers definitely qualifies as a quality football man. Capers, 61, had four-season stints as a head coach in Carolina and in Houston. He is considered one of the best 3-4 defensive coaches in the NFL. Oakland could do a lot worse than Capers. Still, Capers can’t be hired until after the Packers’ season is over. The interview process in Oakland reportedly started Friday with former Miami interim coach Todd Bowles being interviewed.

In other AFC West news:

An ESPN Stats & Information post looks into whether Tim Tebow’s time is about to run out.

Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski made the Football Outsiders’ All-Pro team.

Former Jacksonville interim coach Mel Tucker is starting with the Jaguars. He had been considered a potential defensive coordinator in Kansas City. That job is taking on less of a role because coach Romeo Crennel is going to continue to call the defensive plays.