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Packers hire Capers to run defense

Updated: January 19, 2009, 8:33 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

The Green Bay Packers have beaten the New York Giants and perhaps two or three other teams to hire Dom Capers as their defensive coordinator.

McCarthy said the team will switch from a 4-3 defense, which utilizes four down linemen and three linebackers, to Capers' specialty, the 3-4 defense, which uses three linemen and four linebackers.

A news conference with Capers was scheduled for Tuesday morning.

McCarthy said one of the reasons he wants to change the Packers' defensive ...

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