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Wednesday Cheese Curds: Matt LaFleur built strong relationships in his rise to the Packers’ throne

Those who worked closely with LaFleur have spoke glowingly of him.

Green Bay Packers Introduce Matt LaFleur - Press Conference Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

There are a lot of unknowns about new Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and they won’t become known until just under a year from now when he finishes his first season.

What is known about him, judging by the amount of people close to LaFleur who went on record with reporters over the last week, is that he is by all accounts a high quality human being.

The term “Packer People” that was coined during the early stages of Mike McCarthy’s tenure was often mocked but it’s something the organization has taken very seriously. Character matters and the Packers want to win the right way.

LaFleur checks all the marks according to those closest to him and those who worked him during his ascension to Packers head coach. From a graduate assistant to his time with Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay in Atlanta and Los Angeles respectively, LaFleur has gone about his business the right way and that will win him many fans in Green Bay.

You can read more on LaFleur’s rise to the throne in Titletown plus why fans should be excited about the offensive concepts LaFleur will bring to the Packers in today’s cheese curds.

Damn, that’s a nice jump’: How Matt LaFleur went from Ashland to NFL—ESPN

There are a lot of people willing to go on record to praise LaFleur and not just as a coach but also as a person. Whatever the on-field results may bring, the rookie head coach seems like a phenomenal guy whose personality should mesh well with Green Bay and the state of Wisconsin at large.

Keeping Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ‘clean’ puts focus on pass protection—

A key component of LaFleur’s offensive system is pass protection and given how many hits Aaron Rodgers took the past few seasons, this will be welcome news to the quarterback. A new offensive line coach will likely be beneficial as well.

Context matters when evaluating new Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett—Packers Wire

Don’t let Hackett’s firing in November distract you from the fact he’s gotten a lot of play out of some rather bad quarterbacks: Blake Bortles, Kyle Orton and EJ Manuel to just name a few. Now Hackett gets Rodgers to work with which is like going from a jalopy to a Corvette.

The Rock Report: Cutting Edge—

Fans wanted innovation on offense with a modern approach to scheming? Their wish has been granted.

Stowaway bird takes business class on 14-hour flight—UPI

This kind of takes “flying is for the birds” to a whole new level.