Packers coach Matt LaFleur hoping that ‘clear vision’ will end complacency
It is no secret that the Packers have fallen vastly short of expectations in recent years. LaFleur said during an appearance on the PFTPM podcast that he will set the bar high for this team moving forward.
“I think it’s all about the type of people you bring in the building and then again having a clear vision of what you want and setting standards,” LaFleur said. “I’ve been around again some really good coaches and one in particular, Kyle Shanahan, would always tell us you’re either getting better or getting worse and we gotta make sure that everyday we take advantage of that day and make sure we do everything in our power to become better.”
LaFleur has certainly come a long way in a short amount of time. Just two seasons ago he was making his NFL debut as an offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams. His ability to help lead the turnaround on offense under head coach Sean McVay led to him being poached by Tennessee.
He now holds one of the most notable coaching jobs in the NFL.
The biggest storyline surrounding the Packers will be LaFleur’s relationship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay was among the teams that followed the league’s trend of bringing in young, offensive-minded coaches. However, there is plenty of speculation regarding how a player of Rodgers’ caliber will respond to someone that is still largely unproven as a coach. LaFleur can get things off on the right foot by acquiring some more talent on both sides of the ball this offseason.