First there was “the audible thing.” Now there’s “the joint practice thing.”
It seems that no matter what, “that thing you do” for Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur will draw national attention while they work to get on the same page
The reality is both men want to win and LaFleur has been clear he isn’t going to shove his system down Rodgers’ throat. It’s going to be “their” offense instead of “his.” There’s going to be disagreements and there are things Rodgers is going to have to change and adapt to. That’s why the Packers hired LaFleur in the first place.
Rodgers will be playing under center more than he has since his early days as the starter. He will likely have somewhat less amount of control at the line of scrimmage, though it now seems like LaFleur will let Rodgers loose at the goal line and the two minute drill (see today’s first curd story for more).
Any speculation over the relationship between the two remains mindless noise and clickbait. Winning cures all and if the Packers start winning early, then the jokers spewing their nonsense in August will be exposed for who they really are sooner than later.
Now onto today’s curds.
Matt LaFleur Is Here to Modernize the Packers Offense—and Maximize Aaron Rodgers’s Prime—The Ringer
When you cut through the noise and look at these things called “facts” and “context” you can see both coach and quarterback are committed to making this thing work. They’re going to be fine and if the Packers do struggle, it won’t be because of a rift no matter how often former lawyers and disgruntled former employees say so.
J’Mon Moore determined to build off ‘best practice,’ get off wide receiver bubble-PackersNews.com
J’Mon Moore played himself onto the roster bubble against the Houston Texans and in order to get off it, he has to take things one step at a time. That starts with practicing better and it looks like Moore has done that.
Picture has changed for Packers’ young inside linebackers—Packers.com
With Oren Burks likely lost for a long time, perhaps even the season, the youngsters behind Blake Martinez will have to accelerate their learning curve.
Ka’dar Hollman making a case for playing time—Dairyland Express
Ka’Dar Hollman made the first big play of the preseason with his interception of Joe Webb and has been a camp standout. He must be on Mike Pettine Ra’Dar to not just make the team but seem some regular season action.
A bear broke in. Police responded. Then it punched through a wall ‘like the Kool-Aid Man—Washington Post
Police see mess the bear made: “Oh no.” Bear bursts through the wall: “OH YEAAAAAHHHH!”