Packers won’t “look at windows” with Aaron Rodgers

AP

One of the running storylines of the offseason has been the construction of the relationship between new Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

LaFleur brings a new offense that will ask Rodgers to do things in a different way than he’s grown accustomed to doing them for more than a decade. It can take time for new partnerships to flourish, but Rodgers said in April that no one gets “a pass for the first year or two as you get acclimated to the system.”

The team seems to share that view. General Manager Brian Gutekunst told Albert Breer of SI.com that the team isn’t thinking about expansive windows to win with Rodgers.

“The more you’re around Aaron, you realize the bar is set really, really high,” Gutekunst said. “The expectations are always high. They always are around here, they always have been, but I don’t think in today’s football, with today’s athlete, especially a guy like Aaron . . . it’s just different, guys are playing longer, guys are taking care of their bodies differently. Every year is different. I don’t think you look at windows, I think you just look at it year-to-year.”

Gutekunst’s approach to this year has included a more aggressive approach to filling out the defense via free agency while Rodgers and LaFleur work to get on the same page offensively. While both sides will need to come together for great success in Green Bay, the Rodgers/LaFleur side of things is likely to capture more attention.

58 responses to “Packers won’t “look at windows” with Aaron Rodgers

  1. That’s smart idea as you’ll only become depressed if you look at our window. It closed after being wasted on Ted Thompson and the coaching staffs inability to draft and/or develop any defensive talent. Now, we’ve resorted to overpaying marginal defenders after one decent season. We are in for a long, long rebuild boys.

  2. This Packer fan is excited about a fresh breath of air being injected into that stagnant, predictable offense. I also believe Aaron Jones will do well, and the offensive line couldn’t probably be worse than last year, so…
    Bears will be the biggest challenge.

  3. There will come a point in the season when things will be going terribly wrong. It happens with every rookie head coach. Is there enough team leadership to push through it or will the finger pointing start as usual. I think we all know the answer.

  4. One lucky ring. And I mean lucky, GB got in the playoffs that year with a very special thank you gift from the zebras during the last game of the year.
    Look it up, shamefully just smh.
    He should have zero!

  5. There is a window. and there is nothing wrong with recognizing it and utilizing the limited time. It worked for the Raptors in the NBA, they gave up assets to get a player for only 1 year, with no guarantees of him staying, but it brought them a championship, so even if he leaves and they suck for the next 10 years it’s still worth it. It’s been 10 years since Aaron Rodgers won a Superbowl.

  6. It’s a good mindset.

    I’m glad it’s that instead of “we won the division a bunch in the 70s and 80s and so we’re all set.”

  7. filthymcnasty3 says:
    June 28, 2019 at 9:54 am
    This is exactly the kind of thing that has so successfully elevated the Packers and their 13 World Championships above all the peasant level teams.
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    The truly remarkable thing about the Green Bay Packers is the fact that they’ve had sustained success and won Championships throughout the long storied history of the NFL.
    An ever changing league that has morphed light years from its humble beginnings.
    And with it, this team has changed and evolved right along with it.
    Truly remarkable.

    And to think, some teams have never even enjoyed a fragment of such success despite their years in the league, and their fans delusional rants.
    Packer fans are definitely blessed.

  8. I’m not saying the window is closed, but you can hear a whistling sound when the wind blows through it.

  9. Rodgers will be 36 this season. He is ever more frail for his game and in decline as seen the past two seasons. Of course the Packers won’t look at windows with Rodgers. Rodgers window is shutting if not already shut

  10. filthymcnasty3 says:
    June 28, 2019 at 9:54 am
    This is exactly the kind of thing that has so successfully elevated the Packers and their 13 World Championships above all the peasant level teams.
    ________________________________________

    And what were there 8-12 teams in the league for 80% of those championships? That’s why most people don’t even recognize most of those titles and they only have any real meaning to GB fans!

  11. Steve Cunningham says:

    And what were there 8-12 teams in the league for 80% of those championships? That’s why most people don’t even recognize most of those titles and they only have any real meaning to GB fans!

    I can answer this.

    I guess it doesn’t come down to some random idiot speaking for “most fans,” but rather what the NFL recognizes.

    Bye now!

  12. @Steve Cunningham “And what were there 8-12 teams in the league for 80% of those championships?”

    Steve take just a minute and think about that statement – I’ll wait. Now imagine if the NFL went down to 12 teams and those 12 teams could fill their rosters with any of the current NFL players. Would those 12 teams be better or worse.

  13. Less teams in the league means the average talent level was higher. Only so many true pro caliber players. Spread 200 out over 10 teams or over 30 teams. Average talent is higher in the former, harder to succeed. More impressive.

  14. chris1cat says:
    June 28, 2019 at 9:08 am
    One lucky ring. And I mean lucky, GB got in the playoffs that year with a very special thank you gift from the zebras during the last game of the year.
    Look it up, shamefully just smh.
    He should have zero!
    ********************************
    I just watched the game and have no idea what you are talking about Chriscat1. In fact, the Bears received a gift FROM the officiating crew by virtue of of an interception that should not have been so called. Cutler, of course could do nothing with said gift.

    It was a pretty tight game and hard fought. The Pack needed the win to get in. Lovie played the starters wisely, knowing that his team would be better served without the Pack and Rodgers in the post season.

    Rodgers would go on to win the Superbowl and Cutler would go on to embarass himself again in the NFC championship game.

    If you are going to make an argument, base it on fact, not wishes or untruths.

  15. One of the running storylines of the offseason has been the construction of the relationship between new Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

    I’m not so sure it is as much a running storyline as it is a running joke.

  16. while Rodgers and LaFleur work to get on the same page offensively. While both sides will need to come together for great success in Green Bay, the Rodgers/LaFleur side of things is likely to capture more attention.
    ___
    LaFleur has to work just to get Rodgers to get on the same page. Wow! This will capture more attention in the same way a train wreck captures attention. Stay tuned so you don’t miss a single tantrum or gripe to the media.

  17. Why does the stalker care so much? Why isn’t he/she in a Bears thread if the Packers suck so much?

    Oh, that’s right. He/She can’t stop obsessing on the Packers and their fans. We are his/her whole world.

    Have a great weekend Packer Nation! I am off on a 4 day weekend to Las Vegas.

    Is so good to be great!

    #LivingTheDream

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  18. The Packers might indeed lose to the Bears in the home opener, but no one outside of a bunch of inbreds in Minnesota believes the Vikings will beat the Packers at Lambeau this year.

  19. The Packers might indeed lose to the Bears in the home opener, but no one outside of a bunch of inbreds in Minnesota believes the Vikings will beat the Packers at Lambeau this year.
    ———————

    packers will lose to bears, and common sense is defenses are always ahead of offense in early season games. Question is how baby boss and aaron sort out their differences.

    1-4 in first five games

  20. From everything I see, hear, and read Rodgers is healthy and ready. Can you imagine Cousins enduring the same as Rodgers the last two years? Career……over. Rodgers has the desire to play well into his forties. That’s half the battle. The other half is staying upright. He’s far from over. Heck, an ex-quarterback sports commentator recently named him #1 in the league. Does that sound like somebody with one foot in the grave?

  21. From everything I see, hear, and read Rodgers is healthy and ready. Can you imagine Cousins enduring the same as Rodgers the last two years? Career……over. Rodgers has the desire to play well into his forties. That’s half the battle. The other half is staying upright. He’s far from over. Heck, an ex-quarterback sports commentator recently named him #1 in the league. Does that sound like somebody with one foot in the grave?
    ————————————-

    aaron has been healthy and ready at the beginning of the last two years.

    How do those seasons go again? Do you believe the John Wick thing real, Or is he declining?

    Heck, even an industry professional wrote an article on the packers disfunction. You know, those people you always defer to knowing more than stupid trolls. Meh!

  22. O for 59 says:
    June 28, 2019 at 12:33 pm
    Steve Cunningham says:

    And what were there 8-12 teams in the league for 80% of those championships? That’s why most people don’t even recognize most of those titles and they only have any real meaning to GB fans!

    I can answer this.

    I guess it doesn’t come down to some random idiot speaking for “most fans,” but rather what the NFL recognizes.

    Bye now!
    ###

    Okay… The NFL is the final word.

    The NFL recognizes (via official NFL attendance numbers) that Lambeau Field has never been 100% sold out. Currently the Packers average NFL official attendance numbers show that the Packers average around 78,000 in attendance at a stadium with over 81,000 seats.

    Thanks for playing.

  23. cellarperformance says:

    From everything I see, hear, and read Rodgers is healthy and ready. Can you imagine Cousins enduring the same as Rodgers the last two years? Career……over.
    ###

    Since becoming a full time starter in the NFL, Rodgers has missed 17 games.

    Cousins has never missed a start since becoming the full time starter.

    Rodgers spent his first 3 years on the bench with zero starts.

    Cousins had 8 starts in his first 3 years.

    In his first 7 years (Cousins full career so far), Rodgers had 62 starts. Cousins ha 73 starts in his first 7 years.

    Cousins was the QB for every offensive snap last year. Deshon Kizer was forced into action in three games for the Packers last year. The year before, it was Brett Hundley that was forced into action in 11 games (Rodgers started 7 games).

    Rodgers inability to stay on the field has been a serious problem for the Packers.

    Being old, slow, injury prone with declining skills is not a good thing for a QB.

  24. I am confidently looking forward to a most oftentimes mischaracterized Rodgers succeeding in LaFleurs’ vision, gains confidence and respect for the new system, has his exposure to serious injury reduced, and succeeds at the high level he should and deserves.

  25. gtodriver says:
    June 29, 2019 at 7:48 am
    Being old, slow, injury prone with declining skills is not a good thing for a QB.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    This is tough. Whose opinion is worth noting, Simms or goatherder, Simms or goatherder?

    I think I’ll stick with Simms, who has Rodgers as the current No. 1 in the NFL.

  26. gtodriver says:
    June 29, 2019 at 7:29 am
    The NFL recognizes (via official NFL attendance numbers) that Lambeau Field has never been 100% sold out. Currently the Packers average NFL official attendance numbers show that the Packers average around 78,000 in attendance at a stadium with over 81,000 seats.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Luxury suites, which hold 16-20 fans each, are included in capacity totals but not included in attendance figures.

    You can finally stop perpetuating your personal myth.

    Lambeau Field! Sold Out since………well………nearly forever!

  27. A ticket is required for entry to the game, whether you are in an aluminum bleacher or a luxury suite.

    Having hosted college football coaches in a luxury suite multiple times at an NFL game, I know what the tickets for a suite look like. Each suite owner purchases the number of tickets for the stated capacity of the suite for each game.

    Each ticket for said suite lists the suite number/name.

    The state of Wisconsin collects sales tax on each ticket sold. Under reporting would be fraud.

    Are you claiming the Packers are defrauding the state of Wisconsin?

  28. Lambeau Field has been sold out for a long time, not sure about the days before Favre arrived. They have a waiting list for season tickets in the thousands, so yeah, they’re sold out.
    As far as QB’s go, I’m not sure what Simms is using for his evaluation, but I put Brady #1, Mahomes a very close 2nd, & then maybe Rodgers & Brees tied for 3rd. If you were building a team, because of his youth, talent, & ability to pick up a system quickly, Mahomes is who you would want. Ah, but what the hell do I know.

  29. stellarperformance says:
    June 28, 2019 at 8:04 pm
    From everything I see, hear, and read Rodgers is healthy and ready. Can you imagine Cousins enduring the same as Rodgers the last two years? Career……over. Rodgers has the desire to play well into his forties. That’s half the battle. The other half is staying upright. He’s far from over. Heck, an ex-quarterback sports commentator recently named him #1 in the league. Does that sound like somebody with one foot in the grave?
    ————-
    This article has nothing to do with Cousins. If you think Rodgers is in the upper tier you should compare him to upper tier qbs. Although Cousins gets a lot of flack, Aaron can’t beat him and was outperformed in most all statistical categories last year. Also it’s no ones fault but Aaron’s that he is injury prone so the what if game is irrelevant.
    We head this last year too how he was going to have his revenge on Barr, rip the league up, etc. Last year bottom line according to experts is he only won 6 games. Being injury prone is part of many athletes decline.

  30. rrbernier1 says:
    June 28, 2019 at 6:54 pm
    Mid September lady trolls, mid September.
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    On September 15th it will be 995 days and counting since the Packers beat the Vikings. Have fun letting that sink in.

  31. Lambeau Field! Sold Out since………well………nearly forever!
    ———–
    Since…
    1/8/1983.
    1/5/2014 if not for corporate help buying the remaining tickets.

    Look’em up. Fact!

    Once the Packers get outside the safety net of their fans using their season tickets as a money making scheme (e.g. the playoffs) they have issues with sellouts.

  32. I do seem to recall a perfect storm of a Rodgers injury, a major snowstorm, and a brand new (and since reverted) ticket purchasing process which was newly implemented by the Packers and created a complete uninformed mess. I was there. I saw it. When news services made it clear tickets were still available, walk-ups numbered in the hundreds, in a driving snow and high winds. Everybody smiling. To assure consistency some local businesses did purchase remaining tickets at the twelfth hour but it wasn’t necessary. They certainly did not “rescue” anything. It was being sold out in-person under any circumstance. It was a wonderful thing to see. That’s a first-hand fact. Any other assumed description is Fake News.

    Another date at another time is not in-effect, per NFL record-keeping, due to it being a strike-shortened season. All bets were off.

  33. “A group of corporate partners bought the remaining tickets for the Green Bay Packers’ January 5, 2014 playoff game, helping that community avoid a television blackout of the game.

    Our sister station WITI in Milwauke reports they joined forces with several Green Bay-area businesses to buy up the remaining available tickets Friday, January 3, 2014.”

    “A group of businesses, including WITI-TV Fox 6 in Milwaukee and WLUK-TV Fox 11 in Green Bay, ended up purchasing the remaining tickets to keep the TV broadcast on the air in the Milwaukee and Green Bay TV markets.”

  34. The salvaged TV broadcast 72 hours in advance was inconsequential to the on-site, walk-up ticket sales. As I said…….it would’ve sold out under any circumstance by game time, TV or no TV.

    The end result was the same = Sell Out.

    You’re trying to assert the ticket fiasco was due to lack of interest. Nothing could be further from the truth You’re not only grasping at straws, you’re wishing, hoping, and praying for a lack of ticket interest to be true…….if only for one game.

    Nope……it was still a sell-out, and you should’ve seen the conditions! Talk about dedication. Participating in that sell out was something to be proud of.

    Thanks! This has been fun!

  35. gtodriver says:
    June 29, 2019 at 11:06 am
    Are you claiming the Packers are defrauding the state of Wisconsin?

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    No, that’s what you’re claiming. I’m simply sharing with you the knowledge I have of the NFL policy to not include the seat-count of luxury skybox environments. That explains your “disparities” ……..in a nutshell.

  36. Tickets sold, not tickets used, is the announced attendance. Luxury suites are not included in the seats-sold requirement 72 hours in advance of a black out.

    Truth can be a bitter pill for those that badly need to hate.

  37. Fact: it was a sellout.
    Fact: it was a sellout because corporations bought the remaining tickets.
    Fact: it was a sellout because corporations bought the remaining tickets because Packers fan were not getting it done.

    There is no going back. Corporations were the ones that bought the remaining tickets not Packer fans. All the “would of” that you use as yet another excuse it just your biased opinion and a prediction no better than the one you repeated over and over all last year. “The division runs through Green Bay”

  38. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 29, 2019 at 5:44 pm
    Fact: it was a sellout.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    The end.

  39. Doug Swanson says:
    June 28, 2019 at 1:04 pm
    @Steve Cunningham “And what were there 8-12 teams in the league for 80% of those championships?”

    Steve take just a minute and think about that statement – I’ll wait. Now imagine if the NFL went down to 12 teams and those 12 teams could fill their rosters with any of the current NFL players. Would those 12 teams be better or worse.
    ___________________________________________________

    Apples to watermelons!

  40. It sure sounds like there is no lack of interest in Packer tickets whatsoever, as usual. That’s why the consecutive sell-out streak at Lambeau won’t end anytime soon.

    “The Green Bay Packers have struggled to find wins the last two seasons as they have only won a total of 13 games during that span. However, when it comes to attendance, the Packers remain one of the league’s best. With the 2019 season about to begin, there will be a great number of Packers fans attending games at Lambeau Field to show their support. And in 2018, Packers fans came in bunches as they finished third in average home attendance according to ESPN. The Packers averaged 77,834 fans per game and the only two teams who had better numbers were the New York Jets (77,892) and the Dallas Cowboys (91,619). The Packers had a total of 622,677 fans attend eight games at Lambeau Field last year which also ranked third in the NFL.”

  41. This thread is an epitome of why Packer fans are dopey. They brag about something silly because they feel it makes them special people. But when it’s pointed about the silly thing they are bragging about is not accurate they makes excuses saying the inaccuracies don’t count so they can still be special people.

    Flat out dopey🤣🤡🤡🤡

  42. Nobody is as dopey as you! Always have to state your opinion on every Green Bay Packers related article. We all know you jumped off the love boat, and want swim to a real teams bandwagon!

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