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GREEN BAY Womens Marcedes Lewis Jersey , Wis. 鈥?Matt LaFleur has never been in charge of an NFL team before, and until last year had never called plays for one either.Packers CoverageGreen Bay Packers 2019 NFL draft capsulesPackers close out 2019 draft, select LB Summers in seventh roundPackers add CB Hollman, RB Williams in sixth roundPackers address defense in fifth round, select DL Kingsley KekePackers use third-round pick to select TE Jace SternbergerPackers draft versatile OL Elgton Jenkins in second roundPotential Packers Day 2 picks in 2019 NFL draftTop Tweets: New Packers LB Gary emotional after NFL dream realizedPackers trade up, draft safety Darnell Savage at No. 21 overallPackers select Rashan Gary with 12th overall pick in 2019 NFL draftOn Wednesday, he took over the聽Green Bay Packers, who have missed the playoffs two years in a row 鈥?and a team with a two-time MVP quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, whom LaFleur must help to get back to playing his best.“I briefly spoke to (Rodgers) prior to accepting the job,” LaFleur said during an introductory news conference at Lambeau Field.“That’s kind of how I had an idea that maybe I was in the running for it.”According to team president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst Womens Geronimo Allison Jersey , LaFleur was by far the best of the other nine candidates who interviewed for the job after longtime head coach Mike McCarthy was fired on Dec. 2, with four games remaining in his 13th season in charge.“Obviously we cast a fairly large net, much larger than the 10 people that we interviewed,” Murphy said. “Went through the nine (interviews) and quite honestly, no one really stood out. There were a lot of strong candidates, but there wasn’t one that just jumped out at us.“Matt was our last candidate, and we’d heard great things about Matt through our vetting process. A lot of the coaches and others that we talked to talked about his background, his experience. So were really excited going into it.”Murphy, Gutekunst and executive vice president/director of football operations Russ Ball then emerged from LaFleur’s interview Sunday in Nashville even more excited 鈥?and agreeing that they had their man, despite having planned to host a second round of interviews.After sleeping on it Jaire Alexander Jersey White , they offered the job to LaFleur on Monday, and he arrived in Green Bay on Tuesday night to sign his contract.“It’s always been a dream of mine to be an NFL head coach, but to be the head coach of the Green Bay, it is surreal,” LaFleur said.LaFleur comes to the Packers after one season as the play-calling offensive coordinator of the聽Tennessee Titans, a job he took a year ago because he knew he needed to “challenge myself.”He’d spent the 2017 season as the聽Los Angeles Rams’ offensive coordinator under Sean McVay, and Murphy said he believed LaFleur would have been “the hot candidate. He’d be flying all over the country talking to everybody.”Instead, the Packers were the only team to interview LaFleur for a head coaching job since the season ended.“It would have been easy to stay in L.A. You look at the roster and you look at the success they’re having there this year, it certainly could have been easy to stay there,” LaFleur said Womens Montravius Adams Jersey , referring to the Rams, who’ll face the聽Dallas Cowboys聽in the NFC divisional playoffs on Saturday night.“I took the risk because I knew that I needed to get out of my comfort zone and grow as a coach.”Meanwhile, it’ll be vital for LaFleur to find a comfort zone with Rodgers, who is coming off a down season by his standards. Although he threw only two interceptions in 16 games, he also threw only 25 touchdown passes, the lowest full-season total of his career. He also completed only 62.3 percent of his passes, the second-lowest rate of his time as a starter, and finished with a 97.6 passer rating, well below his 103.1 career rating.Rodgers also played all season with a left knee injury sustained in the season-opener against Chicago and left the season finale with a concussion after three offensive series as the Packers finished 6-9-1.It’ll be up to LaFleur to get Rodgers back to the MVP form he showed in winning the award in 2011 and 2014, and in rallying the Packers from a 4-6 start in 2016 to a berth in the NFC championship game that year.The Packers lost that game to the聽Atlanta Falcons http://www.packerslockerroom.com/authentic-jamaal-williams-jersey , led by quarterback Matt Ryan, who won the league’s MVP that season.Ryan’s quarterbacks coach that year? LaFleur.“I’ll tell you what, I cannot wait to get to work with him,” LaFleur said of Rodgers. “I think he’s equally excited. There’s a lot of work to be done in front of us, but just looking forward to that opportunity.”At the same time, LaFleur will have to coach the entire 53-man team, not just the quarterback. And the Packers are convinced he can both lead the team and reinvigorate Rodgers.“I think we’ve got the perfect candidate to lead us to where we want to go,” Gutekunst said. “There’s one goal 鈥?always has been one goal 鈥?and that’s to win world championships. We’re excited to get started.” The Packers have brought in a challenger for Mason Crosby’s job." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareSharePackers claim kicker Sam Ficken off waiversPhoto by Sean M. Haffey/Getty ImagesAs the 2019 NFL Draft comes into focus, the Green Bay Packers continue to look at ways to improve their roster. On Monday, the team claimed kicker Sam Ficken off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.Ficken has spent parts of the last four years with NFL teams Womens Kyler Fackrell Jersey , mostly with the Los Angeles Rams as an injury replacement for Greg Zuerlein. Ficken converted two of his three field-goal attempts and four of his five extra points in 2017. He missed two field goals for the Rams in 2018, leading to his release in early October.Accordingly, the Packers’ interest in Ficken remains somewhat unclear. Mason Crosby, their kicker for more than a decade, converted over 81 percent of his field goal attempts this past season, including an impressive 5-7 mark on kicks of 50 or more yards. Crosby does carry a 2019 cap number of $4.85 million, considerably more than Ficken would cost should he make the team. That could possibly weigh into the front office’s thinking when it comes time to determine the 53-man roster.Alternatively, head coach Matt LaFleur and his new coaching staff plans to put everyone associated with one of the worst special-teams units in the league on notice after another poor season. Crosby has faced competition for his job before, most notably fending off challenges from Giorgio Tavecchio and others during the 2013 training camp and preseason.
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