Matt LaFleur calls Packers effort on Sunday night “unacceptable”

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The Packers opened up their November schedule with a trip to California that saw them get outplayed by a home team that featured someone named Bosa playing a leading role in their pass rush.

Sunday night found the Packers back in California getting blown out by a team with a Bosa playing a leading role in the pass rush. It was Nick Bosa and the 49ers rather than Joey Bosa and the Chargers this time and the 37-8 loss left Packers head coach Matt LaFleur unable to dress up an abysmal performance.

LaFleur said neither the team’s plan nor its play was good enough on a day when they failed to gain 200 yards of offense.

“I’m disappointed in myself with how we got outcoached and we got outplayed,” LaFleur said. “The bottom line it’s unacceptable. We have to look at ourselves. There’s a lot to correct if we want to be the team we want to be.”

The Packers are still 8-3 and in good shape when it comes to making the playoffs, but, as Aaron Rodgers pointed out this week, the path through the NFC will likely require a win in Santa Clara. Sunday night showed Green Bay has a lot of work to do if they are going to get one.

60 responses to “Matt LaFleur calls Packers effort on Sunday night “unacceptable”

  1. “I’m disappointed in myself with how we got outcoached and we got outplayed,” LaFleur said. “The bottom line it’s unacceptable. We have to look at ourselves. There’s a lot to correct if we want to be the team we want to be.”

    You may want to talk to your exalted supreme HC, GM and Personnel Director, Aaron Rodgers, about this.

    Some leaders lead by example. Others operate on the “Do as I say, not as I do” mantra.

    Rodgers uses the second method.

  2. “The bottom line it’s unacceptable. We have to look at ourselves. There’s a lot to correct if we want to be the team we want to be.”
    —————-
    Aaron: “ I agree. Come see me after you figure out your problems.”

  3. Even the usual blatant holding by the Packers OL couldn’t keep the pass rush off of Rogers. Good work Niners D.

  4. cellarperformance says

    I feel good about this one. Packers are at full strength, and the entire process since the start of the season has been two steps forward, one step back. They get just a little bit better each week.
    ###

    Last three games – an embarrassing loss to the Chargers, eke out a win against the Panthers with a backup QB and last night, after a bye week, an even worse loss to the 49ers.

    Rodgers should have been well rested, but he looked older and slower than normal. Tim Boyle looked better than Rodgers. It sure was a good thing that Gutekunst extended Rodgers with the biggest contract in NFL history (at the time) when Aaron had 2 years left on his deal and was coming off an injury…

    Even with your green and yellow sunglasses on, you can’t believe what you wrote above.

  5. Outcoached and outplayed. There is for sure some work to do. This team is better than that and going forward will need to step up and show it. You get knocked down and you get right back up and dust yourself off and get back in the fight.

    One positive is that Bryan Bulaga’s injury is not thought to be serious. Losing Bulaga against a team like San Fran was deadly.

    Time to get to work and rise above.

    On to New York

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  6. Coach McCarthy always said that the Pack had to check their “pad level” amongst other McCarthyisms … Coach LeFluer just kind of mutters “unacceptable” a lot after games like this. Ray Rhodes just chewed his gum harder and faster.

    He’s new but Gute still needs to add some “attitude” to this team. The Packers were bullied from start to finish and offered no fight-back … none. The closest was Adams’ stupid chest butting penalty that essentially set the tone for the entire game.

  7. What’s unacceptable is Rodgers attitude… Where is the passion, the enthusiasm, the effort, the will to win?

    His body language is horrible!

    The 49ers are an excellent team and that defense is legit. The Packers were never in the game, that was shameful!

    My Hope is that he finishes the season on a high note so they can get something for him in the offseason, I am done with this guy!

  8. Most overrated QB just showed us again he needs McCarthy’s offense to put up those inflated stats.

  9. There’s something different about Rodgers this year. He doesn’t seem to have the “it” factor.

    Dare I say that Cousins is the best QB in the division right now!?!

    Let that sink in cheese heads!!!

  10. This is what they looked like after a bye. Pathetic as anything on the television yesterday. At least their head coach looked confused from the opening kickoff. You weren’t out coached, you didn’t show up. Second time in CA this month.

  11. GB defense now ranked 28th. The NYG defense is ranked 27th.
    ——————————————-
    They ranked 15th on total point allowed.

    Oh, sorry, we are talking about a team that is not Patriots.

  12. masoncrossbar says:

    My Hope is that he finishes the season on a high note so they can get something for him in the offseason, I am done with this guy!
    ###

    I hate to break this to you, but Aaron is untradeable at this time.

    Because the Packers extended him last year, their will be a $21,400,000 cap hit if Aaron is traded. That’s what happens when you give a QB $80,000,000 in the first 12 months of his new deal…

    Just think, if they hadn’t extended him, Rodgers would be in the last year of his contract and the Packers could just let him hit FA and possibly get a compensatory draft pick.

  13. Ugly performance by the Cheeseheads that clearly showed they’re something less than a legitimate Super Bowl contender at this point. They’ve got five weeks to improve and figure it out.

  14. Pack got throttled and they are done. How do they come back from a 37-8 beat down. They lost any chance of home field throughout the playoffs. There is no way they are beating San Fran, NO, or Seattle in the playoffs. Playoff team, but most likely one and done.

  15. What’s worse than throwing up a goose egg & being down by over 20 points at half?

    Not having any mental fortitude as a team or positive body-language leadership from the QB position & the inability to come back to win!!!

    Go ahead & talk about tiebreakers in November amongst yourselves!

  16. It was really bad. Started on the first drive with ball security. Can’t get down 7 points in 2 minutes.

    The Packers and Vikings should both finish 12-4 this year, barring injuries.

    I’ll concede that the Packers might lose in Minny.

    Good thing the Packers will have the better division record.

  17. Hey if you guys need a QB that can come back from a 20 pt deficit, maybe the Vikings can make a trade for you in the offseason. Aaron plus a 2nd round pick sounds kinda fair.

  18. For the past year and a half all Vikes fans have heard from the Greenies is Cousins isn’t worth 84 Million dollars, looks like a bargain now against Aaron’s contract of what 103 million? Rodgers only leads Cousin in two calories yards and INTs

    Better Completion %
    More TDs
    Better QB rating

    It could be Green Bay peaked too early, they had better figure it out because no game is a gimmie and Giants and Washington on the horizon.

  19. This loss doesn’t bother me. Since Day One with all the new changes the best this team could expect is two-steps forward, one-step back, and nothing has changed. It’s still two-steps forward, one-step back. They’re still in first place without a loss in the division. If somebody had said “the Packers will be leading their division at Thanksgiving with an 8-3 record,” I’d have said “I couldn’t ask for more, let’s cut to the chase right now.”

    When you additionally consider the well-oiled, deep, vaunted, established Vikings still trail the Packers………it’s all good! The best part? The trolls are still triggered! The Vikings still technically trail the Packers, and that fact annoys their trolls enough to disrupt their holiday plans. Believe me……it’s all good. I’m Thankful for this growing and developing team. They’ve exceeded all my expectations and there is much more to come.

  20. The only person who should be embarrassed is Erin Rodgers. His body language and lack of professionalism was horrible. It looked like he didn’t want to be there from the get go.

  21. The entire team gave a half hearted effort! Both the DL and the OL should be made to buy tickets if they are just there to watch the game! That is a reflection on the coaches and the upper management! The Packers will not make the playoffs if things don’t change! Start focusing on players who want to play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 25, 2019 at 7:50 am

    One positive is that Bryan Bulaga’s injury is not thought to be serious. Losing Bulaga against a team like San Fran was deadly.
    ________

    Right, that was the problem.

  23. Let’s not be too harsh on the Packers. After all, they’re still learning that tricky new offense.

  24. doncry4meargentina says:
    November 25, 2019 at 9:26 am

    And the decent begins.
    ___________

    Actually, the decent has ended. The descent has begun.

  25. I wanted to come here and make fun of the Packers and their fans, but they sound so damn pathetic today that it’s not even fun. That team flat out quit last night. They quit more than the Bengals winless team.

    Not even the normal garbage time yards and TD’s against a soft zone for Aaron. Nope. The halftime adjustment and plan was to huddle up, call draw plays, and hope the clock keeps running.

    Any team can have a bad game. But if I was a Packers fan, I’d be more concerned about the fact that this team has no fight in them.

  26. purpleppleater84 says:
    November 25, 2019 at 8:25 am

    There’s something different about Rodgers this year. He doesn’t seem to have the “it” factor.

    Dare I say that Cousins is the best QB in the division right now!?!
    _______________

    This year? Rodgers hasn’t had the “it” factor since 2016. Cousins has dramatically outplayed Rodgers since he arrived in Minnesota.

  27. The Pack will be fine, but they will be fine because the only decent team they play the rest of the year is the Vikings. They will likely win the NFCN, cheesers will be deluded into thinking the team is good because of the weak schedule, and they will be one and out in the playoffs. And in case you think I’m trolling, I have no expectations for my favorite team in the playoffs either.

  28. Well thats what happens when you spend most of your money on a self centered yet talented qb. No talent to go compliment

  29. You know the Cheesers are triggered when they start talking about steps forward/steps back & tiebreakers in November.

    That was a flat-out embarrassing drubbing coming off a bye after they already have a hanus West Coast loss on the schedule.

    Looking at your shadow & talking tiebreaker in November is not a good look.

  30. If any team has high expectations and concerns for guaranteed success in 2019, no team is under more scrutiny than the Vikings. The Packers are by far exceeding their own expectations, not the case with the Vikings. In 2010 the Packers were 8-4 and Rodgers was concussed in a loss to Detroit, and eventually followed up with a SuperBowl victory behind an MVP performance by Rodgers.

    Memories like that, and many, many more before it sustain me as a Packer fan. People forget; The grateful memories of Packer successes is the hopes and dreams of Viking fans. We got it. They want it. Nothing’s changed.

  31. Remember when the Packer fans told us that the Vikings’ 38-7 loss to the Eagles was one for which we should be eternally ashamed?–even though the Eagles went on to win the Super Bowl? Well, 37-8 is pretty darn close, so let’s remind them of that one frequently as they did for us.

  32. Last week Packer fans were talking about getting the number 1 seed. 🤣😆🤡

    Last week Aaron Rodgers said if they don’t beat the 49ers this week they would have to beat them later on, presuming a wild card round win. Oh the arrogance. Maybe he should have brought some of that arrogance to the field Sunday night instead of having the body language of a dejected sour puss. Aaron Rodgers is an anti-leader when the going gets tough and a big mouth when front running.

  33. Soft as Charmin.
    28th ranked D. Lololololo if the nfl doesn’t continue its pushy to get Rodgers in the playoffs one last time the Packers will he lucky to win more than 2 more games this season

  34. Petine’s d has become so easy to beat. First off there is no gap control
    . they go all out for a sack every play. Their middle lbs would not make most team’s rosters.
    And their secondary have adopted the arrogance of their QB even though most can’t make plays.

  35. stellarperformance says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:56 am

    If any team has high expectations and concerns for guaranteed success in 2019, no team is under more scrutiny than the Vikings. The Packers are by far exceeding their own expectations, not the case with the Vikings.

    __________________________

    stellarperformance says:
    June 27, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    The LaFleur/Rodgers tandem of new blood and old veteran promises to be something special. The Vikings will be certain to copy the winning formula when Zimmer gets torched on the hot seat.

    __________________________

    Yeah, those were some low expectations on your part.

  36. Matt you came off a bye week and had your team perform like that. Lucky you don’t have an owner or they would say that is just coaching. Or a satisfied team with an 8-2 record at the break. But they appear to be just not very good, they continue to get help from the refs though. The packers can count on that from the NFL.

  37. I think everyone’s asking the same question.

    Has a team ever started 8-2, and missed the playoffs?

  38. Rodgers look on his face was like ‘damn, I could’ve been playing for a better team, my favorite team growing up in my home state of California. Now instead I’m stuck in green bay’.

  39. I love how these trolls speak as though the Packers’ season ended last night. They should be so lucky.

  40. fmc651 says:
    November 25, 2019 at 1:16 pm
    Nobody is fearing facing the packers going into the playoffs

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Nobody is fearing facing kurt cousins going into the playoffs

  41. elclarperformance says:

    I love how these trolls speak as though the Packers’ season ended last night. They should be so lucky.
    ###

    The Packers could finish 10 – 6, tied with the Eagles (currently 5 – 6) and miss the playoffs due to the tiebreaker.

    If the Packers play like they did against the Chargers and the Niners, 10 – 6 is very possible.

    (I want to emphasize that discussing tiebreakers in November with 5 games left to play is foolish, but Packer fans seem to have a fascination with tiebreakers)

  42. A very enjoyable and much deserved beating for sure……0-13 on third down…..is that even possible? Cue up the DVR. I’m going to watch and enjoy this comedy again.

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