Coaching Rumors: Packers, LaFleur, Rhule

Matt LaFleur has the Packers job and he has Rams coach Sean McVay to thank. The two are close friends and it’s likely that McVay lobbied for him, Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel tweets.

McVay employed LaFleur as his offensive coordinator in 2017, but McVay called the plays himself. Then, last offseason, he allowed LaFleur to fly the coop and call plays for the Titans. Without that stepping stone, LaFleur probably wouldn’t have gotten the big gig in Green Bay.

Meanwhile, the Packers are over the moon about LaFleur because his offensive focus will allow the club to keep defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and the rest of the staff, provided that LaFleur is not keen on making major changes.

Here’s the latest round of coaching rumors from around the NFL:

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12 comments on “Coaching Rumors: Packers, LaFleur, Rhule

    • TJECK109

      No one can, that’s why he’s the Jets candidate. Only thing better would be a reunion with Rex

    • afsooner02

      Look what he did at Baylor in 2 years….that place was a dumpster fire after briles and his rapist players were exposed. He has them back to a winning season in 2 years….not too bad.

        • of9376

          Matt Rhule has won everywhere he has coached. Including back to back 10 win season at Temple of all places. He’s also turned Baylor around in just his second year.

          Oh and he is a former NFL assistant coach so he knows the drill.

    • metnoxious

      I felt the same way. I watched a few interviews with him. He’s a modern day coach. He is really bright on offense which fits the Jets. He also seems really well balanced in relating to the players yet has a real code of discipline and conduct. He was great at Temple and not only has turned Baylor around but the whole program since all of its sex abuse issues. Hardly any pro experience but I’d rather have him than some of the guys they’ve interviewed. He’s a New York guy too and has a presence. Just my observations.

    • Michael Chaney

      I think he’s done a great job at Baylor to bring them back from what the Art Briles situation, and he built up Temple in a similar way (although under obviously different circumstances). He’s a guy who knows how to get the most out of what he’s got. Plus he’s worked in the NFL before, which is more than a lot of college coaches can say.

      I definitely don’t think he’s ready to be an NFL coach yet, and I don’t think he should be a candidate at this point. But I do at least see appealing things about him.

  1. GreenBay astros

    Not happy with lefleur. Wanted vic, but I guess we see how an unimpressive OC works out.

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