Almost two years ago, the Packers hired Matt LaFleur. They made the move because he was viewed, in part, as a rising offensive mind in a league that skews ever more toward that side of the ball.
Now, three-quarters of the way through LaFleur’s second season, the move looks prescient. LaFleur has helped Aaron Rodgers get his career back on track, maximized their use of Davante Adams, and properly utilized Aaron Jones, a conundrum that thoroughly mystified his predecessor.
LaFleur is proving the Packers right. He should be regarded as one of the best offensive minds in the game. And even if he’s not, the Packers don’t seem like they’ll be slowing down any time soon.
The Packers’ offense is clicking, and it’s been that way for most of the year. How much so? Well, they’ve already scored more points than they did all last season.
Another week, another great performance from Aaron Rodgers. And this time, he passed a major milestone in the process.
Rather than running out of bounds or conceding to the defense when he looked bottled up near the sideline, Aaron Jones throttled down, made a nifty sidestep, and finished his 77-yard run in the end zone. In addition to the physical skills required to make such a play, Jones’ run was a reflection of the Packers’ mindset.
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When the Packers face the Titans in a couple of weeks, Tennessee will be without the services of one of its best defensive players.
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