Matt LaFleur on offense: Everybody’s a little more comfortable

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The Cowboys had almost 230 more yards of offense than the Packers on Sunday, but they also turned the ball over three times on their way to a 34-24 home loss.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said the defense showed “great resolve” in forcing late stops after the Cowboys had rallied from 31-3 down. That effort was married to a strong outing from running back Aaron Jones and an offensive showing that’s much improved from what the Packers put on the field to open the season.

“I just think that everybody’s a little bit more comfortable with hearing the play calls,” LaFleur said, via Albert Breer of SI.com. “On that first Thursday night, nobody had, the starters had never played together. They didn’t play in the preseason, never make an excuse for that, that was my decision, but I just think they’re more familiar with one another. And they’re starting to come together. But again, there’s a lot of room for improvement. . . . Not only from them but from myself as a play caller.”

The offense clearly remains a work in progress for Green Bay, but a 4-1 record and the increasing comfort level are two reasons to feel positive about where things are headed over the course of the season.

36 responses to “Matt LaFleur on offense: Everybody’s a little more comfortable

  1. There were so many significant operational and personnel changes in the off-season, I didn’t imagine the Packers could take control of the division one-third of the way through the season as they have. The potential is obvious. LaFleur is right…..they’ve been learning on the job and improving each week, all facets. I’ll take it.

    Scoreboard.

  2. Quite impressive to not have your #1 WR and then lose your starting center early in a game on the road and not miss a beat.

    Davante back against Detroit at Lambeau this week. I like the upward direction this offense keeps heading in.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  3. There is just something special about this team. We can all feel it right? Even fans of those other NFCN teams can feel it (that would be the 97% of Vikings fans obsessed with the Packers, 2% Bears fans and 1% Lions fans reading this.

  4. The offense is only going to be better. Match that with a turn over happy defense and this year could be special! Wouldn’t mind making a run at Emmanuel Sanders or AJ Green to help out this year. Go Pack!

    Off topic – how in the World did the Pats get that schedule. As defending SB champion aren’t you supposed to have the hardest schedule the following year? No wonder that defense looks lights out – Steelers, Dolphins, Bills, Jets and Redskins. And they get the Giants this week! Seriously!?

  5. Bear fan here. No question the Packers are the favorites to win the division. They are a completely balanced team with a good run game and defense. Aaron Rodgers is essentially playing as a “game manager” right now, and that’s just scary.

  6. Fox should not have Aikman call Packers v. Cowboys. He is so biased he embarrassed himself and the game. It took him until 31 to 3 to finally walk back his talking points about how great the Dallas offense is and how great Zeke is. Overrated.

  7. Off topic – how in the World did the Pats get that schedule. As defending SB champion aren’t you supposed to have the hardest schedule the following year? No wonder that defense looks lights out – Steelers, Dolphins, Bills, Jets and Redskins. And they get the Giants this week! Seriously!?

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    To be fair, those teams were supposed to be somewhat competitive this year.

  8. Rodgers thinks he will play to 40 something. The way he is playing now no one would want him. He is awful this year. So afraid of tossing a pick he just throws or tries to throw the ball away

  9. Holecrap says:
    October 7, 2019 at 10:03 am
    Rodgers thinks he will play to 40 something. The way he is playing now no one would want him. He is awful this year. So afraid of tossing a pick he just throws or tries to throw the ball away

    When I read posts like this, I just have to shake my head and wonder what you put in your coffee this morning.

  10. On Aikman:

    I do agree that he is a Packers hater and a Cowboys apologist, but he is better than 90% of these clowns they roll out that can’t even prepare enough to pronounce the players names correctly. Forget about them having a clue about the game of football. Troy hates the Packers and loves the Cowboys, but at least he knows football.

    Watch a game with Charles Davis as the analyst sometime. You will beg for Troy.

    On Zeke:

    Didn’t someone say that Zeke would rush for 200 yards at least and maybe 300 against the Packers D? Someone was wrong as ALWAYS. That’s ok though, you just keep changing SN’s when you embarrass yourself. That game ends soon little one.👌

    Toodle Loo👋

  11. Fox should not have Aikman call Packers v. Cowboys. He is so biased he embarrassed himself and the game. It took him until 31 to 3 to finally walk back his talking points about how great the Dallas offense is and how great Zeke is. Overrated.
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    Same with Joe Buck. He’s AWFUL. Did he ever play a down of football in his life?

  12. Packers need to run the ball like they did yesterday if they want to keep it up. Also, don’t blame the Pats because the AFC North and NFC East being terrible.

  13. It was great to see Rodgers zipping perfect placed dimes yesterday like he has in the past. He’s clearly still top 3 in the League, and with the best running back in the division to hand off to, it’s only going to extend his reign as the true king of the North. We could be looking at the Packers reeling off another 4 or 5 division championships in a row.

  14. Let’s get all worked up over 1 game in early October and start making predictions about the state of the union…It’s 1 win calm down people it’s nice but it’s 1 win

  15. gtodriver says:
    October 7, 2019 at 8:53 am
    LaFleur is afraid to comment on his QB for fear of being fired.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I don’t think anybody on the Packers is going to get fired for saying “congratulations on the fine road win” to anybody.

  16. jimmyjohns01 says:
    October 7, 2019 at 9:52 am
    Off topic – how in the World did the Pats get that schedule. As defending SB champion aren’t you supposed to have the hardest schedule the following year? No wonder that defense looks lights out – Steelers, Dolphins, Bills, Jets and Redskins. And they get the Giants this week! Seriously!?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Scheduling is unrelated to win-loss records. It’s an inter and intra conference rotating algorithm.

  17. The most disappointed fan base this Monday is not the Cowboys, but the Viking fans. They had this penciled in as a loss and now they don’t know which way to turn.

    But Packer fans can’t get too carried away, this is just a win in October and the more meaningful W’s will come in December when there will be a lot more to play for. Still, its one week at a time and the Packers need to look at this as an analomy on the part of the Cowboys and just focus on next week, when they have a very good chance at going up over 2 games on the Vikings.

  18. stellarperformance says:
    October 7, 2019 at 10:35 am

    jimmyjohns01 says:
    October 7, 2019 at 9:52 am
    Off topic – how in the World did the Pats get that schedule. As defending SB champion aren’t you supposed to have the hardest schedule the following year? No wonder that defense looks lights out – Steelers, Dolphins, Bills, Jets and Redskins. And they get the Giants this week! Seriously!?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    stellarperformance:Scheduling is unrelated to win-loss records. It’s an inter and intra conference rotating algorithm.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Stellarperformance is mostly correct.

    Here’s how the NFL’s schedule formula works:

    You play 6 games against the other 3 teams in your division.
    You play 4 games against each team in one of the other 3 divisions in your conference. Those divisions are rotated each year. This means you play every team in your conference at least once every 3 years during the regular season.
    You play 4 games against each team in one of the 4 divisions in the opposing conference. Those divisions are rotated each year. This means you play every team in the other conference once every 4 years during the regular season.
    You play 2 games against teams that finished in the same place in their respective divisions as you did in your division (e.g. a 1st place team will play 2 other 1st place teams, a 2nd place team will face 2 other 2nd place teams, etc.). These teams come from your conference and come from the 2 divisions not used in the second bullet above.

    So…you play two teams based on your finish in the previous year. The other 14 games are not based on performance (wins).

  19. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 7, 2019 at 10:41 am

    There were 4 total WR catches by the Packer vaunted WR depth.

    +++++

    Good point Cheese, that’s one more than Diggs had but at one-sixth the price!

  20. “LaFleur is afraid to comment on his QB for fear of being fired.”

    Why should he comment on his quarterback when he is doing a great job of keeping them in the winning column at 4-1.the teams they beat all have supposedly great defenses,chicago,minnesota,denver and dallas so why should the coach say anything to Mr Rodgers other than GREAT JOB.

  21. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 7, 2019 at 10:41 am
    There were 4 total WR catches by the Packer vaunted WR depth.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Rodgers spread the ball around to nine different players, not just one or two whiny, squeaky wheels.

    Scoreboard.

  22. reefromwhatyouare says:
    October 7, 2019 at 10:12 am

    On Aikman:

    I do agree that he is a Packers hater and a Cowboys apologist, but he is better than 90% of these clowns they roll out that can’t even prepare enough to pronounce the players names correctly. Forget about them having a clue about the game of football. Troy hates the Packers and loves the Cowboys, but at least he knows football.

    Watch a game with Charles Davis as the analyst sometime. You will beg for Troy.

    On Zeke:

    Didn’t someone say that Zeke would rush for 200 yards at least and maybe 300 against the Packers D? Someone was wrong as ALWAYS. That’s ok though, you just keep changing SN’s when you embarrass yourself. That game ends soon little one.👌

    Toodle Loo👋
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    Bro, I’m not gonna lie, I told my kids this weekend that I thought Dallas was going to run all over the Packers Defense. I could not be happier being wrong.

    If this defense which as drastically improved against the pass can actiually stop the run, the NFL better watch out. Last time A-A-Ron had a top 10 defense – he won a SB. Just sayin’…

  23. That was a great win by the Packers, although it looks like Dallas may be a bit overrated. The only teams they’ve beaten are the three worst teams in the league. Nevertheless, the Packers’ defense is for real and the offense is improving. Rodgers is not the same guy he used to be but it looks like he doesn’t need to carry the team anymore. They clearly learned a lesson from last week as they kept running the ball in goal-to-go situations. I think Fox had a graphic late in the game showing that Jones scores 70% of the time while Rodgers is only 5 of 14 in those situations.

    The season is still early and there’s only a one-game difference between the first-place team and the last-place team, so it should be an exciting year.

  24. Obviously I’m pleased to see the Packers come away with another important road win against a significant conference opponent.

    And to move their record to 4-1, when most fans would agree that GB still isn’t playing it’s best football, or at least has struggled to put it all together.
    I can accept the sloppy play as long as we’re competing and so far we have been.
    There’s much room for improvement and it’s exciting to think that this team can get even better.

    A very long season ahead with much more to accomplish, nobody’s winning anything in early October, but it still feels nice to get off to such a great start.
    Another important divisional game lies ahead, hopefully this team can keep this momentum rolling.

  25. tritz32 says:
    October 7, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Off topic – how in the World did the Pats get that schedule. As defending SB champion aren’t you supposed to have the hardest schedule the following year? No wonder that defense looks lights out – Steelers, Dolphins, Bills, Jets and Redskins. And they get the Giants this week! Seriously!?
    ——
    The NFL schedule is set every year by a formula. (The formula changed when the NFL wentto 32 teams)
    4 games against one AFC division.
    4 games against one NFC division.
    6 games against divisional opponents.
    2 games against the other 2 AFC division, against the team(s) finishing in your slot from the prior year.

    It’s been done this way, for every team, for decades.
    But I know this doesn’t sound as nice as crying ” The patriots have a soft schedule. How is this possible. wa wa wa wa wa …..”

  26. Packers took advantage of major miscues by the Cowboys. Kudos to the Packers for taking care of business. I just hope Cowboys get another shot at packers in the post season.

  27. torchamundo says:
    October 7, 2019 at 1:49 pm
    It also helps the refs don’t see the Packers holding…
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    This made me laugh beer out my nose. I have never seen refereeing put a team in a position to win more often than they did last night for Dallas. Are you kidding? Roughing the passer? Were you watching? Two turnovers within the Packer 5, given back on a silver platter?

    Please!

  28. LaFleur is afraid to comment on his QB for fear of being fired.
    =====

    Went right after Aaron on the sideline more than once yesterday.

    But feel free to jump to whatever conclusion you’d like.

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