Matt LaFleur had the best start to his head coaching career of anyone in NFL history. After winning 13 games three seasons in a row, the Green Bay Packers finished 2022 8-9 and outside of the playoffs. An embarrassing loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 18 capped off what was a disappointing campaign. Following the loss, Coach LaFleur addressed the media, and had some dire words for the state of the team.
The full interview can be viewed below:
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 9, 2023
On the Packers Rookie Players
When discussing all the new players on the team, Matt LaFleur said:
“I think that anytime you got some young players, you got some new players, anytime there is any sort of transition, it’s going to take time. And ultimately, what we have to do, what I have to do, what are staff has to do is that we have to do a better job for our guys, to put them in a better position so that the learning curve is expedited.
Matt LaFleur Defended Aaron Rodgers’ Play This Season
On being in a position that he has never been in as head coach (missed the playoffs:
“I want to make sure we cover everything with a fine-toothed comb. You know what I mean? And look at every facet of our program, and what we’re doing, and what we’re asking guys to do. Not only that, but the standards and expectations that we have in each area. I think that a lot of times when you have success, certain things can get covered up by winning games. And I think everything has pretty much been exposed right now. So we’ll take a look at everything in terms of how we operate, and, you know, it’s evident that whatever we did this year was not good enough