By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 5:23 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Defensive coordinator Dom Capers is the latest Green Bay Packers coach rumored to be a possibility to be the next head coach of the Raiders.
Capers name was floated by the NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora, who reported Thursday the Raiders were interested in talking to him once the Packers season is concluded.
General manager Reggie McKenzie was reportedly set to interview Miami Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles on Friday, while other Green Bay assistants on the radar include assistant head coach and inside linebackers coach Winston Moss, offensive coordinator Joe Philbin and quarterbacks coach Tom Clements.
McKenzie worked in the Green Bay organization for 18 years before being named the Raiders’ general manager.
Capers, 61, was the head coach of the Carolina Panthers from 1995-98 and the Houston Texans from 2002 through 2005 .Caper is 48-80 as a head coach, going 30-34 as the first coach of the expansion Panthers and leading the team to the NFC title game in its second year of existence. He as 18-46 in four years with the Houston Texans.
A respected defensive coordinator, Capers is a proponent of the 3-4 defense.
The Raiders at present are adhering to their policy of not confirming interviews or potential interviews.