Matt LaFleur will consider giving up calling offensive plays

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Matt LaFleur has already changed his defensive and special teams coordinators. Could he adjust his offensive play caller, too?

That would mean taking himself off those duties, which he’s handled since becoming the Packers head coach in 2019.

After finishing the season leading the league in scoring and No. 5 in yards, the Packers ostensibly don’t need a chance. But LaFleur feels everything is under consideration if it would help the team.

“In regards to the play calling, I would have no problem handing that over to [offensive coordinator] Nathaniel Hackett. That’s how much confidence I have in him,” LaFleur said in his Monday press conference. “Our process, I think, is very, very efficient on offense. And Nathaniel heads that up. But in regards to will that happen, that’s something that I think we’ll continue to talk about over the course of this offseason. And if it’s best served for me to give that up for the benefit of the team, that’s exactly what will happen.”

That being said, LaFleur doesn’t foresee it happening as of Feb. 1 because at this point he doesn’t think it’s necessary.

“That’s just how much confidence I have in our offensive staff, that whether it’s myself or Hackett calling the plays, I don’t see it being any different,” LaFleur said. “I think too many times that these guys don’t get the credit that they deserve. He is such a great offensive coordinator, really [setting] the table and making sure everything is just on point for us to go out there and execute at the highest level. And he does such a great job and I just don’t think he gets the recognition he deserves.”

10 responses to “Matt LaFleur will consider giving up calling offensive plays

  1. It doesn’t matter who calls plays as long as Rodgers is there. He can get us in the right play at the LOS. The question is who is going to understand the analytics and have the guts to go for it on 4th down with the season on the line? Clearly, LeFleur is not the guy to make those decisions.

  2. This would be a good idea. Maybe that way you can overrule your defensive coordinator when he makes a lousy call at the end of the half and you won’t need to fire him to save yourself.

  3. he’s not giving it to Hackett… Rodgers went in and said that HE would call the plays from now on, and Lafluer said “yes sir”. it cant be any more obvious.

  4. For several years prior to Matt LaFleur taking over Rodgers had a .500 record.

    Matt LaFleur is doing just fine.

  5. Does not matter because Rodgers ignores whoever is calling plays and run what he wants anyways

  6. Maybe that way you can overrule your defensive coordinator when he makes a lousy call at the end of the half and you won’t need to fire him to save yourself.
    —–
    Literally like one of the most successful starts to a coaching career and set a Packers record for wins in first 2 seasons. You really think he needs to save himself and that’s why he fired the DC!?

  7. cheeseisfattening says:
    February 1, 2021 at 6:47 pm
    Does not matter because Rodgers ignores whoever is calling plays and run what he wants anyways
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Cousins would be wise to pay attention. Two NFCCG in a row, after all indications and predictions from out-of-touch observers for more than two years running! If that’s the difference, I’ll have more of the same thank you very much.

  8. This was the best Packers offense I have seen in my lifetime.

    I’ve just never seen a run like this, where players were simply WIDE OPEN.

    This would be a GIGANTIC mistake.

    Just a classic example of paralysis by over-analysis.

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