New coach Matt LaFleur confirms he'll call plays for Packers offense

Share
New coach Matt LaFleur confirms he'll call plays for Packers offense

LaFleur joined the Titans in 2018 with nine previous years of National Football League coaching experience.

It's good that LaFleur and Rodgers have already started talking, because the new head coach's success or failure depends in Green Bay will be measured by one question: Can he get the most out of Rodgers's last few seasons?

See video as it happened of the news conference above.

"He's a quality coach and I'm glad we got him", said Bill Schmid, 105.7 The Fan.

General manager Brian Gutekunst, Executive Vice President Russ Ball and Murphy all knew LaFleur was the candidate they wanted after their interview with him on Sunday, and after sleeping on it, nothing changed on Monday.

After nine interviews with those candidates, the Packers felt there were strong candidates but no one stood out.

"Matt was our last candidate, and we'd heard great things about Matt through our vetting process. So were really excited going into it".

The Packers are certainly one of the most prestigious organizations in the National Football League and in professional sports in general, but they have fallen on some hard times over the last two years.

Randall Cobb does the famous 'Lambeau leap' with Packers fans
Randall Cobb does the famous'Lambeau leap with Packers fans

The Packers needed to strike a delicate balance with their hire.

"We are very excited to welcome Matt as the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers", said Murphy in Tuesday's written release from the team.

He'd spent the 2017 season as the Los Angeles Rams' offensive coordinator under Sean McVay, and Murphy said he believed LaFleur would have been "the hot candidate".

As McVay's right-hand man with the high-flying Rams offense, LaFleur left a year ago to join Mike Vrabel's new coaching staff with the Titans to become a full-time play-caller. Regardless of who the team brings on as offensive coordinator - or if they opt to carry on with a pass and run game coordinator as an alternative - that won't change. "I took the risk because I knew I needed to get out of my comfort zone and grow as a coach".

Green Bay went just 6-9-1 and missed the playoffs this season, marking the first time since 2006 that the Packers have failed to qualify for the postseason in back-to-back campaigns. So I think we're in alignment there because, like I said before, this game is about winning.

And LaFleur can only hope it goes as well as it did with another MVP quarterback he coached. You're either going to get better or you're going to get worse.

"I couldn't think of a greater place to be a head coach in all of sports". "There's a lot of work to be done in front of us, but just looking forward to that opportunity".

The Packers were the only team the 39-year-old LaFleur talked to. And the Packers are convinced he can both lead the team and reinvigorate Rodgers.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Epic Games Store snatches The Division 2 from Steam
Alongside selling the title on the Epic Games Store , Ubisoft will offer it (and future PC titles) on the Ubisoft Store . Ubisoft titles previously released on Steam, including the first Division game, will remain on the service for now.

Police seek staff DNA over vegetative woman's baby
The now-former CEO of Hacienda HealthCare, Bill Timmons , has also stayed silent about exactly what he knew and when he knew it. San Carlos Apache Police Chief Alejandro Benally said Phoenix police "will do all they can to find the perpetrator".

Michigan Basketball: 3 things we learned from win over Indiana
Brandon Johns, a freshman, stepped up in his place and put forth a solid performance, with eight rebounds and eight points. Are we ... 100 percent sure MI isn't the best team in the country? "We're just anxious about getting better", Poole said.

Rare 1943 copper coin could fetch a pretty penny in auction
PCGS CoinFacts, which offers information to all collectors of USA coins, estimates that there are only 10 to 15 such pennies. They quietly slipped into circulation, to amaze collectors and confound Mint officials for years to come.

Xiaomi unveils the new Redmi Note 7
To inspire greater confidence, the Redmi Note 7 is now covered by an 18-month warranty instead of the usual 12 months. This is the first time Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro - which was launched in September 2018 - has got a discount.

Ramsey To Undergo Medical This Weekend Ahead Of Juventus Move
It will however make him Juventus's second-highest earner behind Cristiano Ronaldo, but ahead Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa. But BBC Sport say Ramsey has not decided where he will play yet even though Juventus is his "current preference".

American Navy veteran held in Iranian prison since July on unspecified charges
The US State Department said it was "aware of reports" of the detention but declined details, citing privacy considerations. Two of them are of Iranian descent while the other American citizens have been missing in Iran for over a decade.

Nokia 8.1 Plus is the company’s most modern-looking phone yet
The phone will allegedly have a huge 6.22-inch display, with a hole in the top-left corner to accommodate the front camera. Sure, the punch hole selfie camera opens up a bit of space on the screen, but its not a change that will make us go “wow”.

Tim Tebow Is Engaged to Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
The 23-year old beauty is from South Africa but now lives in NY . "I actually wasn't really nervous", Tebow tells PEOPLE . The former Heisman Trophy victor first confirmed they were an item last July during his appearance on ESPN.

Mayor Invoice de Blasio proclaims healthcare plan for NYC uninsured
NYC Care is expected to launch in the Bronx this summer and be available in the other four boroughs in 2021, the release said. And in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the city will guarantee healthcare for all New Yorkers.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.