Matt LaFleur concerned about lack of ‘fire’ from Packers
The Green Bay Packers put forth a lackluster effort in the NFC Championship Game, to say the least, losing to the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 37-20 in a matchup that wasn’t even as close as the final score indicated.
On Wednesday, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur spoke of his team’s poor showing this past weekend, saying he could not comprehend how they came out so flat:
“That’s something that I’m still trying to figure out right now as we speak,” LaFleur said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “I mean, I don’t understand that because you’re there. You have an opportunity to go to play in a Super Bowl. And for that to happen, it’s extremely … it’s bothersome.”
Green Bay also lost to the 49ers 37-8 back in Week 12, so you would think the Packers would have had revenge on their minds when they headed to Levi’s Stadium for the second time in less than two months.
But LaFleur’s club fell behind early on, and before the Packers knew it, they were down 27-0 going into halftime.
“We have to look at ourselves, everybody,”added LaFleur. “I’m going to look inside of myself and see why weren’t our players playing with their hair on fire. I think everybody in our organization has to do that.”
LaFleur also noted the gap between Green Bay and San Francisco and said that it was something the Packers would address during the offseason.
Green Bay may have won 13 games this season, but as of right now, it’s pretty obvious that the Packers are not on the same level as the Niners or clubs like the Kansas City Chiefs.