Matt LaFleur

Players & Coaches

Thursday Thoughts: Das Boot

It’s that time of the year when I get to offer this bit of unsolicited advice to football fans – if you sit in front of the TV and watch the NFL Combine for hours a day, you might want to re-examine your life. Anyway, here are a few Packers-related thoughts that ran through my […]

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Players & Coaches

Clements Returns To Coach QBs

Matt LaFleur hasn’t hired Aaron Rodgers’ favorite elementary school gym teacher as a strength coach yet, but he just might if it would help to entice the four-time MVP to come back to the team next season. That’s the only thing one could surmise after hearing the surprising news on Thursday that Tom Clements will […]

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Players & Coaches

No Surprise Packers Want 12 Back

Injected with sodium pentothal, head coach Matt LaFleur would probably confess that he can’t stand quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Team president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst almost certainly feel the same way and probably tell it to whoever’s willing to listen when they get home from the office. Yet it was no surprise to […]

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Players & Coaches

Coach Proves To Be LaFraud

Many people are to blame for the Packers’ now annual choke in the playoffs. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who’ll likely win his fourth MVP next week and is being paid over $33 million, led the offense to 10 points. Tight end Marcedes Lewis fumbled to thwart early momentum and allow the reeling 49ers to regain their […]

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Previews & Reviews

Early Look At Saturday’s Game

The 49ers needed a come-from-behind overtime win in Week 18 to make the playoffs, and they needed a late stop, along with some clock mismanagement by the Cowboys, to advance to the divisional round. Now they’ll face the Packers in the postseason for the fourth time since 2012. San Francisco ran for over 600 yards […]

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Players & Coaches

Monday Musings: No Interviews

There are now 14 teams in the playoffs and a wild card game on Monday night. This isn’t surprising coming from a league that can never make enough money. Honestly, the only surprise is that the owners haven’t figured out a way to have games on every day of the week. Anyway, here are a […]

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Previews & Reviews

Preview: Packers vs. Lions

The Packers conclude the regular season against Detroit for the fifth time in the past six years on Sunday. Instead of listing five keys to victory in what is – regardless of what coach Matt LaFleur said all week – a meaningless game, here are five thoughts that ran through my mind recently: 1) I’ve […]

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Coaches

LaFleur Deserves More Respect

In the history of the National Football League, only a pair of first-time head coaches have won 30 of their first 37 games. One was George Seifert, who took over the 1989 San Francisco 49ers the year after Bill Walsh led the team to a championship. The other is Matthew Patrick LaFleur, who took over […]

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Players

Thursday Thoughts: 2021 Draft

A lot will be made this week of former general manager Ted Thompson passing on T.J. Watt in the 2017 draft, but I never had a problem with trading down. I had a problem with selecting Kevin King and Vince Biegel instead of Dalvin Cook and Carl Lawson. Anyway, here are three more Packers-related thoughts […]

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Off The Field

Monday Musings: Al Of Famer

The Saints choosing to play their opener in Jacksonville because of its proximity to New Orleans and the hot weather makes perfect sense, but choosing Jacksonville because Packers fans are less likely to travel there seems both petty and stupid. Packers fans will travel anywhere to see their team play – something Sean Payton and […]

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