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

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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 wasn’t a requirement that the team hired someone who had worked with the quarterback in the past.

LaFleur said at a Monday press conference that he did like Getsy’s quarterback background because it gives the team “three quarterback guys who are going to be hitting it from all angles” while working with Rodgers. LaFleur said he does not anticipate missing quarterbacks meetings during the season, which underscores the importance of what happens at that spot.

When they are working with Rodgers, Hackett said at his own meeting with the media that the offense will have a lot of the same concepts while employing different terminology than Green Bay had in place with Mike McCarthy.

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

  1. Just start drafting some good defensive players and Rodgers will do the rest. That’s part of the reason Bill Belichick has been so successful. He keeps it simple. He doesn’t over-think it.

  2. That’s great….the Vikings plan to hit him from all angles as well. Maybe one will even break a collarbone.

    Calm down, Pack fans….it’s a joke. (a joke…..much like our season was last year – – happy? I hit both sides)

  3. I only watched a handful of Packers games, and while I didn’t think Rogers was playing like he had in previous years, It looks like there were a lot of things they might want to hit from three different angles beside just the QB. The defense leaps to mind.

  4. AB is not the only uncoachable player in the NFL: A-Rod under MM did as he pleased. Hope it’s different this year.

  5. This should go over really well…
    Larry, Moe, and Curly telling the second best QB in the league how to throw a football!

    It’s too bad that Rodger’s career has been wasted in that dump.

  6. If he can stay healthy, and the defense continues to improve with Clark and Alexander making strides I feel they will make the playoffs. Especially with many of the young receivers learning how to practice play and be accountable at the NFL level.

  7. Rodgers would likely have multiple rings if the Packers would have signed some of their own free agents (Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde), bring in some free agents from other places and stop getting cute and trading out of the first round and passing on players like TJ Watt.

    It’s probably too late, but the team definitely took Rodgers for granted when he was in his prime and the result will be that he likely will not make it back to the SB.

  8. Trying to decide which HC joke will last longer: this, Kitchens, Taylor, Gase or Kingsbury

  9. Don’t hit him too hard or his collarbone will shatter

    Will need Rodgers to improve to stay in 3rd, ahead of Detroit this season….
    ——
    Brilliant analysis from our friends to the west as usual. You’d think after 50+ years of never winning they’d be a little quietier in here, but self-awareness has never been their strong suit.

  10. It’s reassuring to know Rodgers is feeling 100% after playing eight games with a knee brace, two additional games with an injured hamstring, and sitting out the last game in concussion protocol.

    All that……and he still outperformed Cousins. Not bad.

  11. NinersFan1973 says:
    February 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm
    Rodgers would likely have multiple rings if the Packers would have signed some of their own free agents (Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde),
    ________________

    I enjoyed both of those players while in GB, but you don’t pay huge money to a Slot DB/ Safety, and you don’t keep Hayward around who while great when healthy was always injured.

  12. Aaron Rodgers is going through the same thing Philip Rivers did a few years ago … tasked with carrying the entire team on his shoulders and will single handedly be responsible for dragging a 4-12 team to a 7-9-ish record. Meanwhile, everyone will be questioning what’s wrong with him.

  13. longtimefanh8tr says:
    February 18, 2019 at 1:14 pm
    No more stale offense. Packers will no longer be predictable and will strike fear in opponents.

    Yeah. Same plays, different terminology. Ground breaking.

  14. When they are working with Rodgers, Hackett said at his own meeting with the media that the offense will have a lot of the same concepts while employing different terminology than Green Bay had in place with Mike McCarthy.
    ———
    So nothing changes, Rodgers can continue to ignore the same concepts that he did with McCarthy.

  15. Rodgers and Peyton would also have zero rings if they were drafted by the Browns or Jaguars. You see how that works? Revisionist history is useless.

  16. Packers need to do two things on offense:
    1. Commit to running the ball and balancing out the offense.
    2. Have Rodgers throw to the designed receiver of the play right away instead of holding the ball and always looking for 20 yard pass.

  17. They had better clear that with Rodgers first. Aaron runs things in Green Bay, and it looks like these coaches haven’t figured that out yet.

  18. A quarterback can perform better with good receivers. Green Bay got rid of Rodger’s favorite receiver Jordy Nelson, and he was not happy about it. They need to get good receivers if they want to improve.

  19. cheeseisfattening says:
    February 18, 2019 at 3:19 pm
    So nothing changes, Rodgers can continue to ignore the same concepts that he did with McCarthy.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    There’s a reasonable expectation for success if Rodgers ignores the call. How do the Vikings deal with the entire defense ignoring Zimmer?

    That isn’t an easy fix.

  20. Current QB coach Luke Getsy who previously spent 4 years on the Packers coaching staff before spending a year as Mississippi State’s offensive coordinator. Luke knows Aaron quite well and was asked if Aaron Rodgers is willing to be coached:

    “Absolutely, I have no question about that. I think he is as big of a competitor as I’ve ever been around. He has the desire to win more than anybody I’ve been around. I think whatever you want to call coaching, it’s delivering the message, being consistent, and holding people accountable to that message, and he wants that as much as anybody.”

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  21. charliecharger says:

    February 18, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Just start drafting some good defensive players and Rodgers will do the rest. That’s part of the reason Bill Belichick has been so successful. He keeps it simple. He doesn’t over-think it.
    —————
    Belichicks successful because he does over think and analyze everything. Go read the story about Belichick spending time to figure out if the roof would be fully closed by kick off of the super bowl. To spend that amount of time that would only affect 1 play shows his preparedness. That and the fact he doesn’t let complacency set in is why he’s so great and what the packers should strive to duplicate.

  22. I’m not very concerned. I see the Packers being 8-8 next year. I don’t see them contending for a long time. Rodgers had a few years, and puts up good regular season numbers. But it’s still a team game.

  23. Rodgers was changing plays and defying his head coach since the days of FINLEY! thats a long long time. how can anybody possibly judge mike mccarthy’s play calling when he had a QB openly defying him and trying to get him fired for so long? Rodgers is a lockerroom cancer.

  24. I hope the Packers hierarchy hasn’t bought into all the fake hysteria that arose over Aaron Rodgers, because if they have, the Packers are doomed.
    Here’s the facts — Aaron Rodgers is still one of the best QB’s in the NFL and he IS NOT and NEVER HAS been the problem in Green Bay. I haven’t missed a single snap of his career and I saw him in person against the Jets this past season and all I can say is if anyone is counting him out, you are in for a rude awakening.
    There were too many reasons to name here as to why his play wasn’t up to HIS usual standards, but it started with Mike McCarthy. And even with that, he had a year that most of the QB’s in the NFL only dream about!!
    Anyone who thinks that Aaron Rodgers needs to be coached up knows nothing about football. That includes these new coaches he will be working with.
    With the numerous problems the Packers have, Aaron Rodgers is the least of them, and you ask any head coach if they’d love to have him as their starting QB and they’ll all tell you the same thing — absolutely!
    Matt LeFleur, their new head coach, is one of the luckiest first time head coaches ever because he has an all time great QB to begin his tenure in the NFL.
    As for you Vikings fans, you’re stuck with another guy you overpaid for who will NEVER get you a Super Bowl win. So jump in here and slam Rodgers all you want. But you and I all know you’d trade Cousin Kurt for Rodgers in a nano second!!

  25. Packers need a coach with a backbone that is not afraid to put together a secure gameplan and tell Aaron to shutup and run the plays the oc calls on game day. No one individual is more important than the team, just ask Brady.

  26. “radiologyken says:
    February 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm
    If Aaron had been drafted to a better organization, he might have more rings than Brady.”

    Unlikely. Look at Brady’s postseason this year. 9 rushing TDs vs 2 passing TDs. Why? Because the D gave the backs big holes and Brady takes what they give. Why force a throw when there’s only 4 in the box? Run it until they stop you…Rodgers, Manning, Brees, those guys love throwing it from the 5 and at the end of the season they tally up more TDs than Brady… want another example? See Legarrette Blount in 2016. He had 18 rushing TDs with an avg below 4 per rush and no long runs. Brady drives them down to inside the 5 and hands it off, over and over and over. “What’s the difference?, points are points” he says.

    THAT right there is why Aaron Rodgers will NEVER have the rings Brady has. EVER.

  27. Packers need a coach with a backbone
    ____
    Having a backbone will only get the coach fired. E.g. Winston Moss.
    And it will only get worse now that it’s evident Rodgers is in decline

  28. “You’d think after 50+ years of never winning they’d be a little quietier in here”

    I feel bad for fans of teams whose season is usually over by the halfway point and all they have to look forwards to almost every single season is hoping the teams they hate will be eliminated. Sad really. Especially since the people they should really be angry at are the ones who own and run the bad team they cheer for

  29. The “all angles” comment was from Matt LaFleur and he was joking a bit when asked about if the 3 of them(Head Coach, OC, QB Coach) would all be in the QB room.

    Matt said with a grin “Yeah, 3 former QB’s coming at him from all angles”

    He then went on to basically explain that he would be a constant in the QB room and that the play caller QB relationship is critical to a offenses success.

  30. These coaches are all in for a great time working with the penultimate professional, Aaron Rodgers. They won’t regret a minute of it, and neither did McCarthy.

  31. vikesin2020 says:
    February 18, 2019 at 1:11 pm
    That’s great….the Vikings plan to hit him from all angles as well. Maybe one will even break a collarbone.

    Calm down, Pack fans….it’s a joke. (a joke…..much like our season was last year – – happy? I hit both sides)

    ————————————————————————————–

    You need to add a few words to your handle. Should be: “Vikeswon’twinagainin2020”

    I’m happy every year even if the Packers don’t make it to the Super Bowl because I know the Vikings won’t win a championship.

    Two things I hate and the Vikings are both of them!! LOL

  32. Big Mike’s last words: “the key to play-calling; whatever you as a coach want called with aaron, you simply call the opposite. For instance, if you wanna run the ball, you call a pass passing play…vice versa.”

  33. stellarperformance says:
    February 18, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    These coaches are all in for a great time working with the penultimate professional, Aaron Rodgers. They won’t regret a minute of it, and neither did McCarthy.

    +++++++++++++++++

    You must be a product of the Wisconsin educational system. The meaning of ‘penultimate’ is: ‘the next to last’. So you’re saying Aaron Rodgers is the next to last pro QB. I’d agree.

    I’m sure you meant he’s the ultimate pro, but you tried to swing for the fences and missed. Sad.

  34. There’s a reasonable expectation for success if Rodgers ignores the call. How do the Vikings deal with the entire defense ignoring Zimmer?

    That isn’t an easy fix.
    ====
    After Newman supposedly ignored Zimmer the Vikings went on to have the #1 defense the next season. Easy peasy. Do you realize how unintelligent you sound in here?

  35. tremoluxman says:
    February 19, 2019 at 12:16 am
    stellarperformance says:
    February 18, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    These coaches are all in for a great time working with the penultimate professional, Aaron Rodgers. They won’t regret a minute of it, and neither did McCarthy.

    +++++++++++++++++

    You must be a product of the Wisconsin educational system. The meaning of ‘penultimate’ is: ‘the next to last’. So you’re saying Aaron Rodgers is the next to last pro QB. I’d agree.

    I’m sure you meant he’s the ultimate pro, but you tried to swing for the fences and missed. Sad

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Stella and his thesaurus, LOL

  36. I never thought of it that way, but I think you’re right. Rodgers’ free-lancing was a source of endless frustration to the (outgoing) coaching staff. Also, the results speak for themselves, as the Packers’ offense has not been that good of late. Everyone is livid over the missed call in the Saints v Rams NFC Championship game, but an unwillingness to run the ball is arguably what cost the Saints that game.

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