Dom Capers is going to be a busy man this August.
The Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator will be presenting his former linebacker and assistant coach, Kevin Greene, during Greene’s enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 6. The ceremony takes place the night before the Packers play the Indianapolis Colts in the annual game.
Greene, who served five seasons as the Packers’ outside linebackers coach, played four of his 15 NFL seasons in Capers’ 3-4 defense. The first two came in 1993 and 1994 when Capers was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive coordinator before reuniting in 1996 and 1998 when Capers was Carolina’s head coach.
“Dom Capers, chose him,” said Greene in a Pro Football Hall of Fame video. “No question he’s had a remarkable impact in my life and in my family’s life. He’s helped me provide for me and my family, Tara, Gavin and Gabby, so much through the years. He just had such a remarkable impact on my life. No question it’s gotta be Dom Capers.”
Greene was voted to the Pro Bowl in three of those seasons and selected first-team all-pro in two. For his entire career, he had at least 10 sacks in 10 NFL seasons and finished with the third-most in NFL history with 160.
Capers, who was born in Cambridge, Ohio, grew up about an hour from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. The Hall of Fame recently changed procedure for presentations from live to a video format, so Capers likely will be taping his speech for Greene in the next few months.
“He’s just tickled to death to come back home,” Greene said. “The Packers are playing in the Hall of Fame game. It’s just the right time for him. He’s going to be great presenting me.”
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