Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur had beef with a reporter following a frustrating loss to the Detroit Lions on Thursday Night Football. LaFleur seemed visibly irritated with the whole team throughout the game.
LaFleur “laid into” the offense following several straight drives that resulted in punts or turnovers in the first half. He also had a serious conversation with the linebacker Quay Walker following an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that resulted in the Lions taking a 34-17 lead late in the fourth quarter.
LaFleur didn’t enjoy his defense’s performance, especially in the running game. The Packers gave up over 200 yards to the Lions in the ground game. In his postgame press conference, sent a message to defensive coordinator Joe Barry about needing to change the defense.
LaFleur’s ire didn’t stay with his team.
Green Bay Packers: Matt LaFleur upset with reporters question
According to Matt Schniedman with The Athletic, LaFleur was asked by a reporter about why the Packers struggled in the first half. LaFleur called the question “BS.”
“I mean, you saw it. I mean, we got our ass kicked. If I knew, it wouldn’t have happened.” Before the next question could be finished… LaFleur: “That’s a BS question, man.”
Matt LaFleur was asked what caused the first-half struggles.
"I mean, you saw it. I mean, we got our ass kicked. If I knew, it wouldn't have happened."
Before the next question could be finished…
LaFleur: "That’s a BS question, man."
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) September 29, 2023
Here’s a video of the interaction:
Matt LaFleur: mad pic.twitter.com/ZrA7dyAaNC
— Justis Mosqueda (@JuMosq) September 29, 2023
It’s understandable for LaFleur to be frustrated following that loss. (LaFleur said before the second half he was embarrassed about how the team played in the first half.) But that was a valid question from the reporter.
LaFleur didn’t need to call the question BS. He just needed to say the Packers’ play and coaching on Thursday night was.
After a challenging game against the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur expressed his frustration, not just with the team’s performance but also with a reporter’s question. Dive deeper into the events of that night and stay updated with the latest Green Bay Packers News.
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Frequently Asked Questions
No, Matt LaFleur is not single. He is happily married to BreAnne LaFleur, and they are parents to two sons, Luke and Ty. Together, they form a close-knit family of four.
Matt LaFleur is from Mount Pleasant, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. He played wide receiver during his time there from 1998 to 1999. LaFleur's roots in Michigan shaped his football career and led him to become the successful coach he is today.
Aaron Rodgers was upset with Matt LaFleur because he disagreed with the decision to play for overtime. Rodgers expressed his frustration with every single play call in a postgame transcript from the team. The Packers quarterback was caught on camera giving LaFleur an earful as he left the field.