A new head coach always brings an adjustment period. That was true when Mike McCarthy took over in Green Bay. It was true when Mike Sherman got the job as well, just as it was with Ray Rhodes and Mike Holmgren before him.
And so it will be with Matt LaFleur. But what will that adjustment look like?
We don’t know yet, but it’s going to be different for Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Packers offense. LaFleur emphasized his commitment to the run game and balance at the Combine on Wednesday.
But it won’t be just that. The Packers offense is going to be entirely different in 2019, and how they navigate the changes the new coach adjustment period will bring will be a defining feature of this upcoming season.
Aaron Rodgers still ‘can’ change plays, but audibles not abundant | ESPN
Rodgers’ displeasure with Mike McCarthy’s play calls – and subsequent audibles – was a consistent storyline last season. It sounds like he’ll have a lot fewer opportunities to make changes this season.
Graham expected to return; status of Matthews, Cobb and Perry uncertain | Packers News
In his news conference at the Combine, Brian Gutekunst seemed to indicate that Jimmy Graham would be back in 2019.
Case for and against Packers trading for OLB Justin Houston | Packers Wire
In an appearance on Ian Rapoport’s podcast, Gutekunst predicted we’ll see more trades this offseason. The Packers Wire takes a look at one such potential trade here.
WIAA complaint filed after high school basketball incident involving Mike McCarthy
We know Mike McCarthy can get a little heated when calls don’t go his way, but that’s a bad look when 1) he’s no longer coaching and 2) it’s a high school basketball game.
Emma would love a letter from your dog | On Milwaukee
Emma is a seven-year-old with an inoperable brain tumor and wants to receive letters from dogs. Dog owners of the APC community, do the thing.