Matt LaFleur explains decision to cut Kylin Hill: 'Being a member of the Green Bay Packers, it’s a privilege'
The Green Bay Packers announced running back Kylin Hill and punter Amari Rodgers, both 2021 draft picks, were released this week following Sunday's overtime victory over the Cowboys.foxnews.com
Aaron Rodgers screamed in the face of Packers head coach Matt LaFleur in the final moments of regulation before their overtime win against the Cowboys
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers completed a comeback over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, but only after the QB exchanged some heated words with head coach Matt LaFleur.news.yahoo.com
Analysis: Broncos, Wilson may pay for whitewashing preseason
The Denver Broncos didn't circle their season opener on their calendar even though it's Russell Wilson's homecoming at Seattle. Had they emphasized their $296 million man 's return to the city where he spent a decade, bringing the Seahawks their only Super Bowl title, the Broncos wouldn't have kept him on the sideline with their other starters in the preseason. “This is what I have been doing the past three years," explained new Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett, who was schooled in the sit-'em philosophy by Packers coach Matt LaFleur, who copied the doctrine from Rams coach Sean McVay, who's been doing it since 2018.news.yahoo.com
Packers getting healthier as they begin their playoff drive
Aaron Rodgers didn’t seem perturbed after Green Bay closed the regular season with a 37-30 loss at Detroit that snapped a five-game winning streak, but had no bearing on its playoff position. The reigning league MVP instead was encouraged to be working behind an offensive line that’s getting closer to full strength after 2020 All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari and rookie center Josh Myers returned from knee injuries. Bakhtiari was making his season debut. “We talked about momentum, and that was important, but I really wanted to get out there with Dave and Josh,” Rodgers said.news.yahoo.com
Aaron Rodgers-led Packers facing Lions for reward, not risks
Aaron Rodgers knows the Green Bay Packers, who have clinched the NFC's No. 1 seed, can't improve their playoff positioning with a win over the lowly Detroit Lions. The reigning NFL MVP still wants to play Sunday at Ford Field, even though that would increase his chances of getting injured. “There’s risk every time you take the field," Rodgers said.news.yahoo.com
Brian Kelly was such a jerk to Robert Saleh that the Jets coach remembered 15 years later
Jets coach Robert Saleh only worked at Central Michigan with Brian Kelly for one year, as a defensive assistant in 2004, and it was not a happy one. Saleh and now-Packers coach Matt LaFleur, the older brother of Jets coordinator Mike LaFleur, were on Kelly’s staff as low-level assistants in their 20s. According to a 2019 ESPN article, they thought they were invited to a party at Kelly’s house, ...news.yahoo.com
Inside the locker room: Detroit Lions try to explain dreadful second half in 35-17 loss to Packers
Then the second half struck, with the Packers putting together some sustained drives, taking full advantage of two turnovers and sloppy play, and a narrowly missed fourth-down conversion after taking the lead for the first time. Even the one possession we didn’t score in the first half was by our own doing. Then you go to the second half and, we had the fumbled snap, so that’s a wasted snap. We had a good thing going in the first half and it was looking how we expected it to look, really. You’re hoping you’re going to get it to T.J. And it didn’t work out.mlive.com
Aaron Rodgers reportedly told Packers officials he does not want to return to Green Bay
First news broke that Tim Tebow had worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars -- at tight end, mind you -- and now ESPN is reporting Aaron Rodgers has told Packers officials he does not want to return to Green Bay. The Packers wanted to convert a $6.8 million roster bonus into a signing bonus, which would have freed up more than $4.5 million in salary-cap space for this season. Green Bay made an offer, according to ESPN, but Rodgers rejected it and the sides reached an impasse as the roster bonus vested. Rodgers wanted Green Bay to take the 49ers’ deal, but the Packers turned it down. Rodgers also would like a trade to Denver or Las Vegas, according to ProFootballTalk, but it remains to be seen whether Green Bay will cave to his demands.mlive.com
Packers planning for long-term future that includes Rodgers
Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur say they expect Aaron Rodgers to remain their teams starting quarterback in 2021 and beyond. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur say they expect Aaron Rodgers to remain their team’s starting quarterback in 2021 and beyond. The subject came up again when Rodgers discussed his future after the NFC championship game. Absolutely he will be here for a long time.”LaFleur also said Monday he is promoting Maurice Drayton, who worked as assistant special teams coach this past season, to take over as special teams coach. The Packers announced Friday that special teams coach Shawn Mennenga was fired and that Mike Pettine wouldn’t return as defensive coordinator.
Aaron Rodgers' 'uncertain' future hangs over Green Bay
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) walks off the field after the NFC championship NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers said he's not sure what his future holds in Green Bay. Green Bay allowed a total of 16 sacks in its other 16 games. The NFC championship game reflected the occasional inconsistency of Green Bay’s defense under Pettine. Green Bay’s most notable flaw during its seven-game streak was its occasional tendency to have a breakdown on special teams.
Packers Earn First-Round Bye Against Lions
The Packers (13-3) fell behind the last-place Lions by two touchdowns in the second quarter and didnt lead until Crosby made his second game-winning kick against Detroit this season. Green Bay won a fifth straight game despite Rodgers struggling for much of the afternoon. The Lions (3-12-1) closed with nine straight losses for their longest losing streak in a season since going 0-16 in 2008. The Packers pulled into a 20-all tie after linebacker Blake Martinez had a sack and interception on consecutive snaps. Lions: WR Kenny Golladay didnt return after being evaluated for a concussion following a 42-yard catch in the second quarter.detroit.cbslocal.com