Super Bowl Frenzy: Capers, Defense 'Single-Minded'
Dom Capers. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Next game: February 6th at Super Bowl XLV vs. Pittsburgh
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GREEN BAY - "When you've come this far, one thing you know about the coaching business, it takes a little bit of a single-minded focus."
Those words from Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers describe what will happen for him as the days before Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers dwindle down.
He told Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jodi Becker he likely won't relax anytime between now and Sunday's final play.
His secret for his guys?
"I think as much as you can keep it normal, and that might sound a little ridiculous with all the things that go along with the Super Bowl, but we're going to attempt to do that."
Capers explained that his guys have bought in.
"We've got a very resilient group," said Capers, who explained that injuries and changes on the defense haven't thrown his players.
They've hung strong.
"I couldn't be prouder of the way these guys have handled these things," said Capers. "They've never once used it as an excuse."
Capers says the defense, ranked second in the National Football League, is successful because it's made up of unselfish men who hold themselves accountable to each other.
To him, that leads to belief and trust in each other and confidence on the field.
"It's one of the great things about our sport," Capers explained.
"When you see our guys bond together, they feel a sense of accountability, not only to themselves, but they don't want to let the rest of the guys down. They've got strong feelings about them. That's what makes any good team.
"You can have the most talented team, but it's not always the best team. It's the team that everybody understands their role, and they go out, and they try to do their job, and have an unselfish attitude. I think we have that."
Capers wouldn't give a prediction on a final score, but he did confess some fun stuff instead.
He loves classic rock like Led Zeppelin, and his favorite snack to watch a game?
"When it comes to chip, I can sit and eat a whole bag of chips watching a game."