Aaron Rodgers appreciates Matt LaFleur’s “very clear messaging”

AP

The Packers have gotten some time to get used to head coach Matt LaFleur since the offseason program started earlier this month and one of the things that has come through for the players is the sense of a new beginning.

LaFleur said on Tuesday that he will “always pay credit and respect” to the past successes of the Packers organization, but said that he’s focused on “making history” rather than living in it. LaFleur’s focus on now has found support from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

“I think the great thing about Matt is it’s been very clear messaging,” Rodgers said, via PackersNews.com. “He’s been great in front of the room. It’s a forward focus. It’s about building today for a better tomorrow. He’s done a great job of talking about how the most important thing is us moving forward together and having a deference and appreciation for the past.”

The overall history of the Packers is a rich one, but missing the playoffs the last two years means the recent past hasn’t been quite as fruitful. Moving past all of it will be necessary for LaFleur to truly make a fresh start in Green Bay.

24 responses to “Aaron Rodgers appreciates Matt LaFleur’s “very clear messaging”

  1. LaFleur is fortunate to have a leader like Rodgers to work with, and Rodgers is fortunate to have a brand-new, focused, youngblood coaching him instead of somebody settled in coast-mode.

  2. LaFleur said on Tuesday that he will “always pay credit and respect” to the past successes of the Packers organization, but said that he’s focused on “making history” rather than living in it.
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    The Packers worst season ever was 1958 – with a 1 – 10 – 1 record.

    So is he looking for 0 – 16 or 0 – 15 – 1?

  3. The past 2+ weeks has been classroom and conditioning only. Yesterday was the firt actual practice “on the grass” as LaFleur put it.

    LaFleur closed the practice to the media which is rare for a practice in the offseason. I like that LaFleur doesn’t care about what is rare and is doing things his way. LaFleur did say that practice would be open to the media today.

    Aaron I think is enjoying having to learn a new offense. Aaron is highly intelligent and his brain gets bored easy so this new challenge of a new system inspires him and he enjoys it. When you hear him talk about the offense he gets a gleam in his eyes and you can tell he knows this is going to be very good.

    Another great thing about a new offense is that our opponents are going to have no clue what is coming at them for the first 5 weeks or so of the season until enough tape gets out to game plan this new offense. Another great thing is that we have a lot of those first games at home. Tough schedule, but I think it will work to our advantage.

    #GoPackGo!🧀

  4. Fresh start. Clean air. New attitudes. Upgrades added in free agency. One of the best draft positions they’ve been in in decades. As long as Rodgers stays healthy, this team will compete for a playoff spot and smart money will be that they get one.

  5. I’m glad Matt LaFluer has come in with such a forward thinking and positive message.
    He’s got his work cut out for him.

    It’s no real surprise, since his hiring, I’ve heard so many positive things about his leadership skills, attention to detail, and his overall preparation as a coach, from NFL insiders and people who’ve worked closely with him.
    But, as always, it all boils down to production, wins and losses will tell the story.

    I know one thing, if LaFluer can only produce two lousy playoff appearances over the next five seasons, Packer fans won’t be blindly singing his praises like so many other ignorant fan bases out there, and he’ll most likely be out of a job.

  6. stellarperformance says:
    April 24, 2019 at 7:07 am
    LaFleur is fortunate to have a leader like Rodgers to work with, and Rodgers is fortunate to have a brand-new, focused, youngblood coaching him instead of somebody settled in coast-mode.

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    a leader like rodgers? funny. i almost spit my coffee out. rodgers is the most self serving qb in the nfl behind big ben.

  7. I’m not sure if this was put together by LaFleur, but Aaron said that the whole team had a bowling night out “the other night”

    No news on who is the best bowler on the team. There is a rumor that Bakhtiari is a decent bowler. I’d bet Linsley can spin a ball as well.

    #GoPackGo🏈🎳

  8. Where have I heard all this optimism before? Oh yeah, last year after Thompson and Capers were fired. I guess they didn’t fire enough guys last year so they fired some more this year and now everything will be great.

  9. “I think the great thing about Matt is it’s been very clear messaging,”
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    When Lafleur’s message changes to “don’t be the problem” like Murphy’s message get back to me what Rodgers thinks of Lafeur’s messaging at that time.

    Because Rodgers is the penultimate professional, right Packer fans?

  10. Come on, the Pack can’t help but be better this year with a healthy Rodgers and a new offensive scheme that the average junior high coach won’t be able to decipher. I don’t think they are any more Super Bowl bound than my favorite team, and it may be painful to say, but I suspect the Pack will be right back in the mix this year. Should be fun to have several competitive NFCN teams in 2019.

  11. No one will do a better job of carrying out Aaron’s orders than Matt LaFleur.

  12. As a Vikings fan, strong competition makes you stronger so I never wish ill on any NFC north team. Having said that, it is harder to turn the ship than to just keep sailing. After two consecutive losing seasons, the Packers were steaming in the wrong direction. LaFleur has his work cut out for him, not just building a better defense or finding a way to work with Rogers, but to create the culture he wants. They have been active in free agency and most of the news coming out of there seems positive. But the Pack isn’t back until their record shows it is. Let’s just see how well they play. Should be fun to watch the North this year.

  13. Parity! Everyone goes 8-8 and nobody but the Patriots qualify for the SB. We know it won’t be GB!

  14. Wait… I think I feel something… it’s almost like… could it really be.. hope? I’m definitely looking forward to hearing about what happens this season. I mean “hearing about” because I haven’t been able to sit through a game since Mathew-gate in weeks 2 and 3 (and then never calling it again on anybody). I personally find this leagues’ paranoia of consistent officiating to be too frustrating to watch anymore. But I still want the Packers to “win” because life in Wisconsin is always better with the Packers are winning.

  15. Wafflestomp says:
    April 24, 2019 at 8:20 am

    I know one thing, if LaFluer can only produce two lousy playoff appearances over the next five seasons, Packer fans won’t be blindly singing his praises like so many other ignorant fan bases out there, and he’ll most likely be out of a job.

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    Playoffs??? Playoffs????? From what I’ve seen lately producing a win over the lousy Lions could earn LaFluer an extension.

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