Packers' LaFleur excited to work with Rodgers

Packers' LaFleur excited to work with Rodgers

Joe Philbin went 2-2 as Green Bay's interim coach.

"Obviously we cast a fairly large net, much larger than the 10 people that we interviewed", Murphy said.

"I needed to challenge myself", LaFleur said.

The new Packers head coach already has an idea of what the fans are like here in Titletown. He pointed to his wife and parents, appropriately dressed in green and gold, who were seated along the side of the auditorium, and credited them for his success. "We will be process driven in our pursuit of bringing a Lombardi Trophy back here to Green Bay". Rodgers, receiver Davante Adams, and defensive end Mike Daniels are among the players on the council.

"He had a unique combination of confidence and humility", Murphy said.

The latter will be important in Green Bay, because there will be a dedication to the running game to give the offense balance.

Tennessee's offense ranked 25th this year but had injury issues with starting quarterback Marcus Mariota. LaFleur played quarterback for three seasons at DII-Saginaw Valley State.

"I think it would help him develop a little bit more, get him to the top of his game and maybe help the Packers succeed again", said Hunter. "He cares about every player on the roster".

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"We're ready to get after it and I think we have the flawless candidate to lead us to where we want to go. We're excited to get started". Rodgers is a hard player to coach because he is extremely smart and independent.

Meanwhile, it'll be vital for LaFleur to find a comfort zone with Rodgers, who is coming off a down season by his standards. There were plenty of other strong candidates vying for the opportunity to work with an all-time great QB in the back half of his career, but Green Bay was smart to pass on all of them and go with LaFleur.

"I think we're both on the same page".

Matt LaFleur has never been in charge of an National Football League team before, and until a year ago had never called plays for one either. Ryan was named MVP that 2016 season. He joined Mike and Kyle Shanahan with the Washington Redskins, then worked in Atlanta under Kyle Shanahan.

He will replace Mike McCarthy, who coached the Packers for 13 seasons before being fired in early December.

LaFleur, 39, accepted the Packers' offer to become the 15th head coach in franchise history the team announced Tuesday night. Before that, he was offensive coordinator on McVay's staff in Los Angeles.

LaFleur certainly is, and that phone call with the two-time MVP quarterback only energized him more. He interviewed for the head coaching job in Tennessee before Vrabel was hired.

Introductory press conferences are always a celebration and this one signaled a stark contrast in the mood around Green Bay in recent months. "Fits the mold that everybody wants - young, sharp, good looking", said Schmid.

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