Need To Expand? Call Dom Capers.
Capers had a decent amount of success after being named Head Coach of the Carolina Panthers in 1995. His team won their first game ever and would go on to make it to the NFC Championship Game in their second season before losing and going home. It was most likely this early success with an expansion team that put Capers at or near the top of the Houston Texans wish list when it was announced they would be getting an expansion team in Houston.
Capers teams are known for being strong on the defensive side of the ball. He gains his success by keeping the score close with a good defense and hoping his offense can win the game.
Many sports arguments are made with the premise of “If you were starting a team from scratch, what player would you want on your team?” But, if someone were to ask the question “if you were starting a team from scratch, what coach would you want?”, that question has been answered by two different teams… Dom Capers.