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Sure, there'd be tension with Aaron Rodgers, but here's case for Packers drafting a QB

When it circulated around the NFL early this week that Missouri quarterback Drew Lock would be a late visit added to the docket of the Green Bay Packers, an NFC personnel man who worked on a staff with Packers coach Matt LaFleur was nonplussed. Missouri quarterback Drew Lock (3) is scheduled to visit the Packers this week. Could Drew Lock or Daniel Jones give Packers golden opportunity?
Tags: News, NFL, Missouri, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Nfc, Packers, Daniel Jones, Matt LaFleur, Drew Lock, Could Drew Lock

Matt LaFleur: I don't really care what happened before I was in Green Bay

Matt LaFleur oversaw the first week of his first offseason program as head coach of the Packers last week and a lot of the attention in Green Bay was on the final days of his predecessor's tenure. An article by Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report reported on a variety of things that went wrong in recent years, including issues between quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy that might give some people pause about stepping into McCarthy's shoes. LaFleur didn't hesitate to take the j...
Tags: News, Aaron Rodgers, Mccarthy, American Football, Green Bay, Packers, Mike McCarthy, LaFleur, Matt LaFleur, Tyler Dunne

Packers' Mark Murphy denies telling Aaron Rodgers 'don't be the problem' after Matt LaFleur hire

Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy denied a claim in a Bleacher Report story that he told quarterback Aaron Rodgers "don't be the problem."            [Author: Packers News]
Tags: News, Aaron Rodgers, Mark Murphy, Matt LaFleur, Packers News

Packers have had a soap opera of an offseason

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — New Packers coach Matt LaFleur had a long to-do list even before his players arrived for the start of offseason workouts this week. The drama that started in Green Bay with the December firing of coach Mike McCarthy has bubbled into the spring, with McCarthy ripping the front office for […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Mccarthy, Green Bay, GREEN BAY Wis, Mike McCarthy, Matt LaFleur, New Packers

Who's the boss? Aaron Rodgers says it's Packers coach Matt LaFleur

The Packers' QB is pitching a collaborative environment with the new coach, new coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and new QBs coach Luke Getsy.
Tags: NFL, Aaron Rodgers, Packers, Matt LaFleur, Nathaniel Hackett

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport explains why Bleacher Report article 'probably will help' Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and quarterback Aaron Rodgers going forward

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport explains why he believes the recent Bleacher Report article about former head coach Mike McCarthy could actually help head coach Matt LaFleur and quarterback Aaron Rodgers moving forward.
Tags: News, NFL, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, American Football, Mike McCarthy, Ian Rapoport, Matt LaFleur

Aaron Rodgers still 'can' change plays, but audibles not abundant

New coach Matt LaFleur says he'll often send in two plays at once, and for the most part he expects his quarterback to use one of them.
Tags: NFL, Aaron Rodgers, Matt LaFleur

Packers’ LaFleur looks to build relationship with Rodgers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers endured perhaps the most challenging year of his career — a season marked by a knee injury, inconsistent play and the firing of coach Mike McCarthy. Enter new coach Matt LaFleur, who would rather look ahead to building a relationship with Rodgers than look back to […]
Tags: News, Sports, Indianapolis, Ap, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Rodgers, Mike McCarthy, LaFleur, Matt LaFleur

Packers' Rodgers must 'embrace' change, says team president

Aaron Rodgers will be playing under first-year head coach Matt LaFleur at the Green Bay Packers, so he may have to make some adjustments next season. The Packers quarterback needs to "embrace" the change that comes with a new coach, team president Mark Murphy said on Tuesday. "He has to embrace it," Murphy told ESPN.
Tags: News, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Murphy, Rodgers, Packers, Mark Murphy, Matt LaFleur

Murphy: Rodgers must embrace Packers' changes

Packers president Mark Murphy told ESPN that Aaron Rodgers' willingness to embrace new head coach Matt LaFleur will play a big role in the team's success this season. Murphy said Rogers is excited to begin working with LaFleur.
Tags: NFL, Aaron Rodgers, Espn, Rogers, Murphy, Rodgers, Mark Murphy, Matt LaFleur

Packers offensive coaches plan to hit Aaron Rodgers from “all angles”

The hope in Green Bay is that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is able to turn in a better 2019 season than he managed in 2018 and there will be three members of the coaching staff working with him on making that happen. Head coach Matt LaFleur, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and quarterbacks coach Luke Getsy will all have a role. Getsy worked with the Packers as a quality control coach and wide receivers coach from 2014 to 2017 and LaFleur said he spoke to Rodgers about the hire, but that it ...
Tags: News, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Green Bay, Rodgers, Packers, LaFleur, Matt LaFleur, Luke Getsy, Nathaniel Hackett, Getsy

Amid offseason coaching moves, Rams hope to keep Jared Goff comfortable

The loss of assistant coaches to bigger roles is a byproduct of NFL success, and as the Rams reconfigure their staff during this offseason, their goal is to minimize angst for quarterback Jared Goff. Wes Phillips, son of Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, will join the staff as tight ends coach. That means Shane Waldron will work exclusively on the Rams’ pass game. Last season, Waldron worked double duty as the team’s tight ends coach and pass-game coordinator. It’s likely that Waldron no...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Cincinnati Bengals, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Dallas, Todd Gurley, Oakland, Ucla, Cincinnati, Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams, Rams, Goff

Aaron Rodgers' former Packers teammates are taking turns ripping him

Before anyone accuses me of being fixated on Aaron Rodgers and the woes of the Packers, can I present in my defense that the article around which this post is based was sent to be my a colleague who is a Packers fan. If even he can see the dysfunction across the border (and worry about it), who am I to disagree? So let me point you to a piece in Forbes, written by contributor Rob Reischel, a self-described longtime Packers writer for various outlets. Reischel takes an interesting piece-by-piece ...
Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Forbes, Green Bay, Aaron, Rodgers, Packers, Brett Favre, Jennings, Jeff Janis, Janis, Mike McCarthy, Greg Jennings, Finley, Jermichael Finley, Matt LaFleur, Rob Reischel

Whicker: The first bump in the road greets Sean McVay

The problem with saying that you’ve been outcoached is that most people will agree. On Sunday morning Sean McVay was still being anointed as a football combination of Doogie Howser and Johnny Appleseed. Not only was he coaching the Rams in the Super Bowl a week after his 33rd birthday, but he had already planted his own coaching tree, with Matt LaFleur taking over the Packers and Zac Taylor poised to coach the Bengals. On Sunday night the pedestal was being dismantled and the backlash was in ful...
Tags: Sports, NFL, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Army, New Orleans, Bill Belichick, Nebraska, Todd Gurley, Michigan, Oklahoma, Kansas City, Norman, Taylor, Duke

Packers promote Jason Simmons, Ryan Downard, retain Jerry Montgomery, Ben Sirmans on coaching staff

The Green Bay Packers announced on Thursday they have retained four coaches from Mike McCarthy's staff with two of the coaches being promoted to bigger roles. Jason Simmons was promoted from secondary coach to defensive backs coach while Ryan Downard was promoted from defensive quality control coach to assistant defensive backs coach. Additionally, defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery and running backs coach Ben Sirmans are remaining a part of Matt LaFleur's staff with the Packers.
Tags: News, Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy, Jason Simmons, Matt LaFleur, Ryan Downard, Jason Simmons Ryan Downard, Jerry Montgomery Ben Sirmans, Jerry Montgomery, Ben Sirmans

Whicker: Josh McDaniels overcomes his balk, still pitching for Patriots

ATLANTA — Noted quarterback and hashtagger Tom Brady has established the theme for his ninth Super Bowl trip: “We’re Still Here.” So is Josh McDaniels. He never proclaimed it from a sendoff podium, as Brady did. But he could be here a long time. McDaniels is New England’s offensive coordinator. He was Sean McVay before Sean McVay. His reputation was built by association, with Tom Brady and with Bill Belichick. When he was 35 he was Denver’s head coach, and after two rough years he was fired and ...
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Tennessee Titans hire Todd Downing as tight ends coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have hired Todd Downing as their tight ends coach after he spent this season in the same role with the Minnesota Vikings. Arthur Smith had worked as the Titans’ tight ends coach in 2018 but was promoted to offensive coordinator on Monday. Smith replaces Matt LaFleur, who spent […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, Sports, Tennessee, Nashville, Smith, Tennessee Titans, Tenn AP, Matt LaFleur, Todd Downing, Vikings Arthur Smith

Titans promote tight ends assistant to offensive coordinator

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have promoted tight ends assistant Arthur Smith to offensive coordinator, staying inside the organization after Matt LaFleur left for the Green Bay Packers’ head coaching job. The Titans announced the move Monday. Coach Mike Vrabel says he’s excited for both Smith and the Titans to promote a deserving […]
Tags: News, Sports, Nashville, Green Bay Packers, Smith, Tennessee Titans, Tenn AP, Titans, Arthur Smith, Mike Vrabel, Matt LaFleur

Titans promote Smith to replace LaFleur as OC

Arthur Smith will be the Titans' new offensive coordinator, replacing Matt LaFleur, who left the team to become the Packers' head coach.
Tags: NFL, Smith, Packers, Titans, Arthur Smith, LaFleur, Matt LaFleur

Reports: Adam Stenavich, Kirk Olivadotti join Packers coaching staff

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is continuing to fill out his first staff in Green Bay. Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that 49ers assistant offensive line coach Adam Stenavich will be the offensive line coach for the Packers. Stenavich interviewed with the team last week and also drew interest from the Jets.
Tags: News, American Football, Green Bay, Packers, NBC Sports Bay Area, Matt LaFleur, Matt Maiocco, Adam Stenavich Kirk Olivadotti, Adam Stenavich, Packers Stenavich

Mike Shanahan knew he had something special in his young assistants

Sean McVay, Kyle Shanahan and now Matt LaFleur are now head coaches, with McVay a game away from the Super Bowl. And none of them have turned 40.
Tags: NFL, Mike Shanahan, McVay, Sean McVay Kyle Shanahan, Matt LaFleur

Matt LaFleur hopes that a clear vision will end complacency

The Packers have made it clear that they believe certain players and coaches had grown complacent. New coach Matt LaFleur has a simple plan for eradicating complacency. “I think it's all about the type of people you bring in the building and then again having a clear vision of what you want and setting standards,” LaFleur told the #PFTPM podcast.
Tags: News, American Football, Packers, LaFleur, Matt LaFleur

'Damn, that's a nice jump': How Matt LaFleur went from Ashland to NFL

The story of LaFleur's rise isn't merely about how he got one of the most coveted jobs in sports, but rather how he ended up in the NFL in the first place.
Tags: NFL, Ashland, LaFleur, Matt LaFleur

Report: Packers hire fired Jaguars offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to work with Aaron Rodgers

In November, the Jacksonville Jaguars fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on the heels of a seven-game losing streak in the midst of a miserable season on offense. Now Hackett will reportedly be working with Aaron Rodgers. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Hackett will join new head Matt LaFleur as the Green Bay Packers' offensive coordinator.
Tags: News, Jacksonville Jaguars, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Jaguars, Ian Rapoport, Hackett, Matt LaFleur, Nathaniel Hackett, Aaron Rodgers NFL Network

Source: Packers hire Hackett as O-coordinator

Former Jaguars offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has reached an agreement with coach Matt Lafleur and the Packers to become their offensive coordinator, a source confirmed.
Tags: NFL, Packers, Jaguars, Hackett, Matt LaFleur, Nathaniel Hackett

Mike Pettine staying as Packers defensive coordinator

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mike Pettine is staying as defensive coordinator of the Packers. New coach Matt LaFleur announced the decision Friday, answering one of his biggest questions just three days after being hired. In his first year, Pettine installed a 3-4 scheme and had mixed results. First-round draft pick Jaire Alexander showed signs […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Packers, GREEN BAY Wis, Mike Pettine, Pettine, Matt LaFleur, Jaire Alexander

Packers admit “complacency” had infected the football operation

The Packers had grown satisfied, and it was time to rid the team of that feeling. During Wednesday's press conference introducing new coach Matt LaFleur, CEO Mark Murphy explained that he gathered information from nine players (one from each position group) regarding what the players hoped to achieve under a new coach. “They felt a complacency had set in among some players and coaches.
Tags: News, Green Bay Packers, Packers, Mark Murphy, Matt LaFleur

Opinion: Face it, Matt LaFleur's true test will be working with Aaron Rodgers

Matt LaFleur’s history of working with quarterbacks isn’t why the Packers hired him to replace Mike McCarthy, but it was pretty much a prerequisite.            [Author: Packers News]
Tags: News, Aaron Rodgers, Packers, Mike McCarthy, Matt LaFleur, Packers News

How will Matt LaFleur coach Aaron Rodgers? See Ryan, Matt

LaFleur got off to an interesting start with Ryan, but they developed "a great relationship," and the Packers are counting on the same with Rodgers.
Tags: NFL, Aaron Rodgers, Ryan, LaFleur, Matt LaFleur, Ryan Matt

Not long before getting job offer, Matt LaFleur got a call from Aaron Rodgers

The Packers' official position was that quarterback Aaron Rodgers would have no input in the search for a new coach. Unofficially, well, did anyone really believe that the Packers would hire a coach without getting the approval of their $33.5 million face of the franchise? During Wednesday's introductory press conference, new Packers coach Matt LaFleur admitted he got a phone call from Rodgers before LaFleur received a job offer.
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