This is a 2021 photo of Dom Capers of the Detroit Lions NFL football team. This image reflects the active staff as of February 1st 2021, when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Dom Capers

Senior Defensive Assistant


Capers enters his 47th season as a coach, including his 35th in the NFL. He joins the Lions staff after serving in the same position with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2019) and Minnesota Vikings (2020), respectively.

From 2009-17 Capers served as the defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers. Under Capers' guidance during that span, the Packers ranked first in the NFL in interceptions (176), second in takeaways (243), fourth in sacks (365.0) and allowed the league's ninth-fewest points per game (21.5).