Matt LaFleur

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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Players

Thursday Thoughts: Longshot Linebacker

Seven of the nine players drafted by the Packers last month have already been signed, and Eric Stokes and Amari Rodgers will almost certainly join them in the next few weeks. The current CBA is far from perfect, but standardizing all rookie contracts has made the months of June and July a lot less stressful […]

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Players

Summer Of The Disgruntled QB II

From the team that brought you Summer of the Disgruntled QB comes the sequel every fan of the Bears and Vikings has been waiting for, Summer of the Disgruntled QB II. It may be 13 years later, but don’t worry, many of your favorite characters are returning. And to make things even better, the roles […]

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Off The Field

Packers Take Road Less Traveled

Robert Frost would absolutely love the Green Bay Packers’ offseason because the team has certainly taken the road less traveled. Aside from re-signing Pro Bowl running back Aaron Jones, nothing coach Matt LaFleur and GM Brian Gutekunst have done the past few months has been conventional. Whether that’ll make “all the difference” remains to be […]

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Players

Monday Musings: Tonyan & Analytics

General manager Brian Gutekunst spoke to the press for 15 minutes on Tuesday, and he paid homage to the late Ted Thompson by saying nothing of interest. If you’re a fan over 40, you probably miss the far more loquacious Ron Wolf with each passing year. Anyway, here are three of the many Packers-related thoughts […]

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