Matt LaFleur saw “glimpses” of really good, really bad things on offense

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There were a lot of questions last offseason about how the Packers offense would fared under head coach Matt LaFleur in his first season on the job and it’s a good time to assess how things went now that the Packers’ season is over.

The team ranked 15th in points scored, 18th in total yards and in the middle of the pack of several other metrics over the course of the regular season. That paints the picture of a mixed bag and LaFleur had a similar take at a press conference on Wednesday.

“There were some glimpses of really good and then there were moments of really bad,” LaFleur said. “We’ve got to try to eliminate those and certainly there’s some pointed areas of emphasis we’ll make sure we improve upon. It’ll be fun to get everybody on the same page again, and I think everybody has a much better understanding of what we’re trying to do and why we’re trying to do it.”

LaFleur pointed to third-down efficiency as an area the team needs to improve after converting 36 percent of their chances in 2019. He also said he hopes to add more up-tempo options to the offense after focusing on the base packages last year.

11 responses to “Matt LaFleur saw “glimpses” of really good, really bad things on offense

  1. How many times do they have to show Rodgers shaking his head to realize it isn’t McCarthy or LeFleurs fault? The guy had at least 10 games last year where he barely reached 200 yds passing.

  2. Yes, but Rodgers is “having fun with football again: so that is all that matters. Perhaps that offense isn’t so great, nor is Rodgers. Even as he wants you to believe it was McCarthy’s fault:

    2014: 1st in points scored, 6th in yards per game
    2015: 15th in points scored, 23rd in yards per game
    2016: 4th in points scored, 8th in yards per game
    2017: N/A – Rodgers was injured and only played 7 games
    2018: 14th in points scored, 12th in yards per game
    2019: 15th in points scored, 18th in yards per game

    Hmmmm?

  3. You win your division and the schedule is tougher the following year. I think that gets overlooked when we see how many teams make the play-offs one year then fail the next.

  4. To all you haters – final 4, back to playoff and 13-3 in a new scheme and a new coach. Maybe we should trade Rodgers and fire LaFluer. Nothing good happened this year. (That is sarcasm since everything as to be explained)

  5. Matt, if you want to go up tempo you’re going to have to talk to your QB. When every time you snap the ball you’re flirting with delay of game you can’t go up tempo. Three things Rodgers needs to do. Just snap the damn ball. Throw it before a fan can count to five. And take the short route more often. Do I think he can do that? I really don’t. And I’m a Packer fan.

  6. Big mistake when they drafted Gary instead of taking the best player available, D K Metcalf!

  7. GB had such an easy schedule this year. They played the NFC East and lost to the only good team in it (when the Eagles were healthy). The eked out of both games against the Bears. They should have lost the first game against the Lions and won the second by a late field goal. And Cook was out of their final game against the Vikings. In the AFC, they had to play the West where only KC was any good, and they got to play against them when Mahomes was on the bench.

    Next year they get the NFC West, AFC South and NO! I don’t see them getting gifted the #2 seed again. They’ll be lucky to get #3, but they won’t be anywhere near the NFCCG next year, that’s for sure

  8. fishman5656 says:
    January 22, 2020 at 2:24 pm
    To all you haters – final 4, back to playoff and 13-3 in a new scheme and a new coach. Maybe we should trade Rodgers and fire LaFluer. Nothing good happened this year. (That is sarcasm since everything as to be explained)

    All us Bears fans thought the same thing after the 2018 season. See how that panned out. Bear Down

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