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Packers' McCarthy looking for more 'impact' players on defense; appears Capers set for return

  • Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams (38) celebrates an interception with strong safety Morgan Burnett (42) and free safety M.D. Jennings (43) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers , Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams (38) celebrates an interception with strong safety Morgan Burnett (42) and free safety M.D. Jennings (43) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers , Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)  (The Associated Press)

  • Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy watches warm ups before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

    Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy watches warm ups before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy talks to the Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

    Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy talks to the Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)  (The Associated Press)

Packers coach Mike McCarthy's offseason started way too early for his liking.

Three days after the San Francisco 49ers ended their season, the Packers are already looking ahead to 2014. For all the strengths on offense, it's the defense that again needs a tuneup.

McCarthy said Wednesday at his season-ending news conference that he's looking for impact players on defense. He says he think some of those guys are already on the team, but the question is whether more need to join them.

Assistants will be evaluated in the next few weeks, though it doesn't sound like McCarthy is planning any drastic changes. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers, who is under heat from some fans, says he has no plans of not coaching next year.