Matt LaFleur's Success in Green Bay Ultimately Tied to Aaron Rodgers

Matt LaFleur's Success in Green Bay Ultimately Tied to Aaron Rodgers

This team is poised to bounce back this season, but LaFleur needs to get his foundation built with the coaches that he wants. LaFleur played quarterback for three seasons at DII-Saginaw Valley State.

"I think we're both on the same page. The lessons I learned this year, I learned that football is not always easy, you'd better navigate through some adversity, and I was proud of that", LaFleur said.

LaFleur takes over for Mike McCarthy, who was sacked during the season following a stunning home loss to Arizona on December 2. Rodgers had the authority to change plays and often did so, to the frustration of McCarthy, who struggled at times to get into a rhythm. There were plenty of other strong candidates vying for the opportunity to work with an all-time great QB in the back half of his career, but Green Bay was smart to pass on all of them and go with LaFleur.

Building a relationship with Rodgers and the entire roster is as necessary as it is daunting for a first-time head coach, but LaFleur already has shown how much he's willing to push any perceived boundaries. Ryan was named MVP that 2016 season. He also led the Rams to the top scoring offense in football in 2017.

LaFleur's connection with two of the NFL's most highly thought of offensive minds intrigued Murphy for how it could revive Rodgers, who just completed his least productive season as a starter. When Nagy was hired last January, he was the same age as LeFleur and had only a few games of play-calling experience.

Just after the Packers announced that LaFleur, formerly the Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator, would be taking the reins in Green Bay, people had a lot to say. He was key in developing a young Kirk Cousins with the Shanahans in Washington, then a young Jared Goff with Sean McVay in Los Angeles. "But he did it because it he knew it would help him become a head coach, to take on the play calling responsibility", Murphy said.

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It was also just the seventh interception and second interception returned for a touchdown in Tagovailoa's career. Tua Tagovailoa passed for 295 yards and two TD's but was intercepted twice, including a pick-six.

"I think we've found a gem in Matt and we're really excited about the future under his leadership".

Tennessee's offense ranked 25th this year but had injury issues with starting quarterback Marcus Mariota.

"It would have been easy to stay in LA., you look at the season they are having there", LaFleur says.

"I needed to challenge myself". He kicked off the press conference with a surprisingly revealing 10-minute monologue on the search process and how they landed on their guy.

The Packers were the only team the 39-year-old LaFleur talked to. The Packers are confident they've landed their guy in LaFleur, who fits the popular mold of the young, offensive-guru type.

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