Packers’ Matt LaFleur speaks out on his relationship with Aaron Rodgers
The Green Bay Packers’ Matt LaFleur is stressing it right now — it’s pivotal that he has a good relationship with Aaron Rodgers.
With the Packers riding high at 6-1 following their 42-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders in Week 7, the first-year head coach spoke of how important it is for him be on the “same page” as his franchise quarterback.
Matt LaFleur talks his relationship with Aaron Rodgers through seven games.
Asked about the clip of him and Rodgers playfully punching each other in the chest yesterday:
“I love it. I love it.” pic.twitter.com/J0XcsGpX5o
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 21, 2019
While there had previously been rumors that LaFleur and Rodgers weren’t on the same page, that notion has been put to rest as the Packers appear to be Super Bowl contenders for the first time in years.
The 15th-year quarterback had one of the best games of his NFL career, throwing for five touchdowns and running for another in the victory over the Raiders. Rodgers’ six-touchdown performance happened without top wide receiver Davante Adams, who remains sidelined due to a turf toe injury.
His 158.3 quarterback rating in the game was the first time a Packers quarterback has ever achieved a perfect mark in franchise history.
He also became just the second quarterback in NFL history to produce at least 400 yards, five passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and no interceptions in a single game.
“I still don’t understand how they put that rating together,” Rodgers said, “but it does sound pretty good.”
Rodgers complimented his head coach’s aggressive play-calling, via Ryan Wood of USA Today Sports.
“I feel like this has been coming,” Rodgers said. “I really do. I feel like we’ve been building, and I’ve been feeling a lot more comfortable, and Matt’s been feeling more comfortable with him calling it for me and feeling when I’m in that rhythm, and when to be aggressive and when to pull back.”
One thing is for certain — the current dynamic between Rodgers and LaFleur could not be better. Winning will do that for just about any player and coach.