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Wednesday Cheese Curds: Matt LaFleur plays his part

The Packers’ head coach is saying all the right things regarding Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love, and the Packers’ future at quarterback.

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Matt LaFleur has always toed the party line when it comes to the Packers’ ongoing standoff with Aaron Rodgers. Heading into his fifth year (somehow!), LaFleur has been gracious to a fault about Rodgers, grateful for his time with the legendary quarterback, while still expressing optimism about the Packers’ future with Jordan Love.

LaFleur has, in my estimation, handled this situation well — but this is the easy part. All you have to do is show up and stick to the script. The hard part is taking Jordan Love from promising backup to capable starter, and there’s still considerable work to be done there, even if Love has made great strides since the Packers drafted him in 2020.

But that’s a future problem. For right now, at least, LaFleur is playing his part to perfection, which is more than can be said for many of the other involved parties, most of whom don’t seem to be able to stop talking.

Matt LaFleur: Packers ’fooling ourselves’ if expectation is Jordan Love plays like Aaron Rodgers in ’23 | Packers News

Setting expectations is crucial to success, and LaFleur’s expectations for Jordan Love seem appropriately managed for 2023.

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It’s funny to hear Lafleur talk about Doubs this way after requesting patience for Jordan Love.

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When the owner is saying things like this, the asking price seems destined to go up.

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Speaking of owners, the Washington Commanders are about to have a new one. Here’s a little bit of backstory into how that process works.

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Jurassic Park was a cautionary tale about the dangers of meddling with nature, but sure, go ahead and eat your genetically engineered mammoth meatballs.