Packers change West Coast travel plans for this week

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The Packers departed for Los Angeles two days before they played the Chargers on Nov. 3, deviating from their normal travel schedule.

This week the Packers play on the West Coast again. This time, they will stick with leaving the day before their Sunday night showdown with the 49ers, coach Matt LaFleur said Monday.

“We’re going to leave on Saturday,” LaFleur said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

Following the Packers’ 26-11 loss to the Chargers, quarterback Aaron Rodgers questioned the decision to leave a day earlier for Los Angeles.

“We’ve got to be honest about our routine and decisions we made the last 48 hours and make sure that our heads are in the right place the next time we come on a big road trip, which will just be in three weeks,” Aaron Rodgers said at the time, referring to the game at the 49ers.

LaFleur said he consulted with the Packers’ medical staff, strength and conditioning coordinator Chris Gizzi, team nutritionist Adam Korzun, head athletic trainer Bryan Engel and “some other people” before making final travel plans for this week. Those “some other people” very well could have included Rodgers.

“What I came to find out was just that the two-hour time difference really doesn’t affect our guys a whole bunch,” LaFleur said Monday as the Packers returned from their off week. “It’s harder on teams going from West Coast to East Coast, so coupled with the fact that how I felt the Chargers trip went, I just thought this was the best route to go for our football team.”

47 responses to “Packers change West Coast travel plans for this week

  1. Just win the game and then you won’t have to wonder what day to leave on for the future playoff games

    While a victory doesn’t guarantee anything, a loss will surely mean that the #1 seed is off the table.

  2. Maybe show some discipline, leadership and a curfew. Obviously the team has to many players who lack maturity and must be handled accordingly.

  3. Once again, the speculation and overreaction meter is turned up to 11.
    This is just a small adjustment to their travel schedule to allow the players less idle time.
    Lesson learned from a couple of weeks ago, moving on.

  4. I don’t know, 49ers have given up 75 points the past 3 weeks to the Cards twice and Seahawks. Thought they had some stout defense…not so much. Rodgers will deliver the W

    Jimmy G is overrated

  5. Looks like LaFleur is in over his head. Thank goodness Rodgers is there to tell him what to do.

  6. The Packers have played a tougher schedule than most teams and have a better record than most teams. They learn from their mistakes and adapt. They certainly don’t lose to 3rd string QBs.

    This is the kind of team that winds up with a first round bye, while other teams in the division will be praying for another miracle to get past the first weekend…because that’s the only way they’d win a playoff game.

  7. 49ers lose a 3 point game with a backup kicker in overtime to a very good Seahawk team and all of a sudden they have been exposed lol. Last time I checked the 49ers are 9-1. The Ravens only beat the Cardinals by 6 were they exposed also? Arizona is a scrappy club that has been in every game except for three. Green Bay fans have no room to say anything considering in your last two games you needed a goaline stop to beat an average Carolina and you got beatdown by a below average Charger team.

  8. amurdora says:
    November 18, 2019 at 6:14 pm
    How long does it take to figure out it’s harder to go forward than backward in time?

    ++++++++++

    I’d say 34 years at least – considering every Bears fan I know still talks about 1985 like it was yesterday.

  9. 49ers weak schedule….Redskins, Bucs, Steelers, Bengals, Browns, Cards twice. Now it gets interesting, they have to play playoff teams with winning records.

    49ers end up 10-6 maybe 11-5

  10. Yeah, those Giants, Bears and Lions are so scary…LOL.

    Truth is, every week is a battle when you are ascending and leading your division. Pointing to supposed “weak” schedules is silly in the NFL when there is very little between top and bottom.

    But keep deluding yourselves about the 49ers…I hope your team is deluded, too.

  11. daphne49er….no delusion, just pointing out that the 49ers have exactly 1 win against a team with a winning record.

  12. As “dysfunctional” as the Packers must be (according to the usual suspect Viking trolls,) they’ve still been able to not only beat the “vaunted” and full-of-themselves Vikings, but maintained a stranglehold on a very competitive division. How does that work? How is it possible? Oh, I know….,,,referees!

    Got it!

  13. Seems the crying is all coming from the soft west coast NoCals who don’t like the fact that their team hasn’t played anyone other than Seattle once.

    9er fans are just like Vikings fans, without the weather beaten introverted mess of a personality. Unfortunately, they suffer from a superiority complex created by ignorance of anything outside the Bay area.

    I went to college with some of these ignoramuses. They thought they were smarter (not), more mature (not), knew more about everything (not), partied harder (LOL!!!), and were tougher (an actual LOL!!!). They were girly men who didn’t know a thing about life but had convinced themselves that they knew it all. Unfortunately, they reproduced.

    I talked to one of them when we first met and he asked “What do you do in Wisconsin for fun?” One of the things I mentioned was going to the beach. He asked “how there was a beach?”

    I told him on Lake Michigan we have lots of beaches. But he couldn’t understand that a lake had a beach, at least not like a beach on the ocean. I told him it was very much like the beach on the ocean but that it was fresh water and you didn’t get all skuzzy when you got out. He said, “it isn’t like the ocean because you can see across to the other side”!

    I spit my PBR into his white zinfandel!

  14. tokyosandblaster says:
    November 18, 2019 at 9:12 pm
    The Packers have played a tougher schedule than most teams and have a better record than most teams. They learn from their mistakes and adapt. They certainly don’t lose to 3rd string QBs.

    This is the kind of team that winds up with a first round bye, while other teams in the division will be praying for another miracle to get past the first weekend…because that’s the only way they’d win a playoff game.

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    We lost to a backup in KC, not a third stringer, and also The Packers almost lost to them to. The Chiefs put up plenty of points against your ‘great’ defense. If not for a gift fumble from McCoy the Packers would have lost to KC to. Also the ‘Backup’ for the Broncos is better than Flaco and the Broncos defense is ranked 4th in the league right now. It probably would have been a closer game for the Packers to if they played the Broncos without Flaco, and with their defense playing much better now. Once again, no logic in your posts. At least the Vikings win games by miracles, not NFL officials constructing victories for you ‘Cough, cough’ Lions game.

  15. atthemurph says:
    November 19, 2019 at 9:08 am
    Seems the crying is all coming from the soft west coast NoCals who don’t like the fact that their team hasn’t played anyone other than Seattle once.

    9er fans are just like Vikings fans, without the weather beaten introverted mess of a personality. Unfortunately, they suffer from a superiority complex created by ignorance of anything outside the Bay area.

    I went to college with some of these ignoramuses. They thought they were smarter (not), more mature (not), knew more about everything (not), partied harder (LOL!!!), and were tougher (an actual LOL!!!). They were girly men who didn’t know a thing about life but had convinced themselves that they knew it all. Unfortunately, they reproduced.

    I talked to one of them when we first met and he asked “What do you do in Wisconsin for fun?” One of the things I mentioned was going to the beach. He asked “how there was a beach?”

    I told him on Lake Michigan we have lots of beaches. But he couldn’t understand that a lake had a beach, at least not like a beach on the ocean. I told him it was very much like the beach on the ocean but that it was fresh water and you didn’t get all skuzzy when you got out. He said, “it isn’t like the ocean because you can see across to the other side”!

    I spit my PBR into his white zinfandel!
    ——————————————–

    Sounds like somebody ate too many cheese curds and are suffering from an inflated sense of self worth. Typical Packer, player of the year for the cheese heads is Jerome Boger!

  16. codylaws says:
    November 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm
    They’ll still lose that game, bet on it.
    —————–
    Don’t bet the house……your mom will be pissed!!!

  17. Really nothing to see here. It is the normal routine for the Packers to leave on Saturday afternoon for a Sunday road game.

    The Packers do a walk-thru practice on Saturday in Green Bay before leaving for a Sunday road game. The only difference between this road trip and the prior California trip is that the Packers did their Saturday walk-thru in California at USC.

    This game is between the top 2 teams in the NFC and will go a long way in determining who will be the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  18. Apparently a half game lead in a division can now be classified as a “stranglehold”. Isn’t this the same poster that has said numerous times he is very happy they played the Vikings early on since the Vikings are playing so well right now?

    I said early on that these away games would make or break the Packers, after their easy beginning schedule. Well, here we are. A bad loss to the Chargers and now on the road to a 9-1 team. And then finishing the season with two on the road and 3 division games.

    This division is going down to week 16 & 17. Stay tuned.

  19. I think I’d rather play an overrated 49ers than a proven Seahawks right now. Viking trolls are counting their chickens before they’ve even purchased the eggs!

  20. The Packers have been alone in first place in the division since week 2. What would you call a stranglehold?

  21. What would you call a stranglehold?
    ___
    The toilet paper industry over the people of Green Bay.

    In football I’d say the euphemism would require a situation where a single game would not change everything. But that’s just me. I’ve watched football before and know standings in week 2 – 12 don’t count for much at the end if the year. Btw congrats again on the packer’s week two regular season win. Something like must be special for how long you were celebrating it.

  22. Wisconsin Narcissists says:
    November 19, 2019 at 2:43 pm
    Are the Green Bay refs flying with them too?
    ——
    Grown adults crying and whining about a football game that other men play. You are the definition of pathetic.

  23. cheeseisfattening says:
    November 19, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Btw congrats again on the packer’s week two regular season win. Something like must be special for how long you were celebrating it.
    ________

    You are hilarious.
    For that short two year window that the Vikings were able to wrestle a few wins and a tie against an injury plagued, dismal Packer team, you Barneys were actually counting the days, in multiple posts, since Green Bay’s last win against them.
    Now that, in itself, screamed lame insecurity.

    By the way, it’s now been 371 days since the Vikings beat the Packers! 😉

  24. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 19, 2019 at 11:00 am
    Really nothing to see here.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@222

    Nothing to see here? Lafail pulled everyone together to talk about this trip. Its only a two hour time difference. Hopefully everybody can stay awake and not get sleepy again. Grown men acting like children. lol

  25. cryingqueens says:
    November 19, 2019 at 3:50 pm
    ——
    Grown adults crying and whining about a football game that other men play. You are the definition of pathetic.
    —————-
    Hey don’t be so tough on Stella- he has finished crying about Barr breaking his hero.

  26. tokyosandblaster says:
    November 18, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    The Packers have played a tougher schedule than most teams and have a better record than most teams. They learn from their mistakes and adapt. They certainly don’t lose to 3rd string QBs.

    ____________

    They don’t learn from their mistakes, thank God the refs adapt.

    Fixed it for ya.

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