Packers legend Brett Favre comments on Aaron Rodgers’ issue with Matt LaFleur’s offense
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers already seems to be unhappy with new head coach Matt LaFleur’s offense, telling Mike Silver of NFL.com that he doesn’t want “to turn off 11 years” and expressing displeasure with the lack of command he is being given that the line of scrimmage.
Of course, given Rodgers’ checkered past with former head coach Mike McCarthy, Rodgers already griping about LaFleur is likely to generate some eye rolls from fans and media pundits, but former Packers quarterback Brett Favre thinks it’s all part of the process with Rodgers.
“Every coach wants to put their stamp on things,” Favre said on the Wilde and Tausch show. “You don’t want to change much when it’s working. Aaron can’t play defense, he’s not the running game. He’s a stubborn guy, in a good way. How LaFleur handles that will be very interesting.”
Favre definitely has a point in that the Packers shouldn’t really be aiming to take the ball out of Rodgers’ hands or take too much control away from him, as he is an elite quarterback for a reason.
However, regardless of whether or not Favre is right, this is obviously not a good look for Rodgers, as it is just going to seem like he is yet again struggling to get along with a head coach, something he has been criticized for.
With Green Bay hoping to return to the playoffs for the first time in three years, it will certainly be interesting to see how this new dynamic between Rodgers and LaFleur works.