New coach Matt LaFleur visited Barstool Sport’s podcast, Pardon My Take.
Right of the bat, they riffed him for managing to injure himself playing basketball earlier this year. They covered the tough week 1 game with the Bears, his relationship with Sean McVay, his time with Tennessee Titans as offensive coordinator, team discipline, living in Green Bay, the role of the tight end position in his offense, and of course, his relationship with Aaron Rodgers. It’s worth listening to if you’re curious about LaFleur’s mindset as far as utilizing Rodgers and Green Bay’s strengths next year. You can check out the podcast here: https://www.podcastone.com/pardon-my-take
ILB Oren Burks said he originally thought he would need to have surgery to repair an injured pectoral muscle and would be out for the year, but after consulting with a specialist it was determined it would heal on its own. Said it’s day to day and no time frame has been given.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) August 13, 2019
If surgery were necessary, his season would have been instantly over. Hopefully, we’ll see him recovered within the next month or so.
Aaron Rodgers was highly complimentary of TE Robert Tonyan today in an interview with @SiriusXMNFL.
"The guy is super talented. Has incredible hands. I think he has a very bright future in this league."
"Great teammate. Great pro."
"He does everything the right way."
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) August 14, 2019
Aaron Rodgers on getting on the same page with Marquez Valdes-Scantling: "I'm dialing in his speed. He's so damn fast."
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) August 13, 2019
MVS is expected to make us all proud going into his second season with the team. See Also: Did Gutekunst Get an Under-the-radar Find in Valdes-Scantling?
Tony is a really great part of the locker room. He’s just got a great personality and brings a great energy to our team. I give Tony a lot of credit. I think he’s continued to improve his entire time being here. What a lot of people don’t see, and I’m going to brag on Tony here for a little bit, is when I’m leaving here some nights, Tony’s still working out. He’s still doing something back in the weight room or he’s watching something. He’s always working. This guy is in here early and he leaves late – legitimately. Not like hyperbole of what it means to be a certain type of player in this league. I can vouch that Tony is usually the first one in here and one of the last to leave.
The undrafted cornerback from Alabama was added to the full roster in September of last year after a brief stint on the Los Angeles Rams practice squad and then the Packers practice squad. He has amazing speed and was also a track star in high school and when he was with Alabama. He did have some discipline issues with Bama including starting a fight that led to his suspension from the 2015 Cotton Bowl.
Aaron Rodgers on Matt LaFleur: “I don’t need to go out there and prove to everybody how great Matt and I are getting along… look, we’re having a great time and we’re communicating. The conjecture is for clickbait news stories that you guys can put on your websites.”
— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) August 13, 2019
It’s way too early to be making judgement calls about the Rodgers/LaFleur relationship but that does not stop some sites from speculating for that sweet Rodgers drama traffic boost.
Well, Danica likes it. They probably do Smokey and the Bandit roleplay all the time.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 13, 2019
Plenty of chatter around these parts about Rodgers’ distaste for preseason football and some speculation as to how much play time he will get with the new offense for the Big Bears Game™.
The Packers have waived CB Derrick Jones, who was claimed off waivers from the Jets on Sunday, because of a failed physical, per a source.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 13, 2019
Easy come, easy go. Jones just wasn’t up to the physical standards of the team. Jones played for Ole Miss and was a sixth-round pick for the Jets in 2017 and has only played in four NFL games.
Packers picked up Bohanon to boost their roster in the Fullback position. There are many indications that this will be a very important position for coach LaFleur’s and OC Hackett’s offense this year. Coming from Wake Forrest, Bohanon was drafted in 2013 during the 7th round by the Jets.
New Packers FB Tommy Bohanon pic.twitter.com/MWOPTqWQs1
— Bill Huber (@BillHuberSI) August 13, 2019
I had a sweet ride to practice https://t.co/Av5QWTjYPx
— Tommy Bohanon (@TommyBo40) August 13, 2019
Here are some key takeaways from Gutekunst’s words with the media(Source – 2pt_perversion on Reddit):
Forgot the part about kevin king playing catch. With all the balls hes throwing this training camp we could have a dark horse #2 qb contender.
Starters…not King because he just sits on the sidelines every game. I really don’t remember a single play he has made in his career. Just put us all out of our misery and cut him or put him on IR. It’s like waiting for the drunk girl to throw up…just do it already.
I don’t get the Burks hype at all. Hes done nothing even when he has been healthy. If Summers can play then he should be starting the other ILB spot.
The articles I’ve seen are not so much saying Rodgers and LaFleur have any major issues but that it could happen and is a concern. Which… yeah, it could happen and yeah, it is a concern. They did have that audible thing to work out. LaFleur clearly did not want Rodgers with total play change permission and Rodgers clearly wanted it. They pretty much said that and said they were trying to make it work. Keep in mind that Rodgers play-changing is the reason the run game was so underutilized and Rodgers ability to do that ultimately led to Gravycheeks firing. No wonder LaFleur wants to clip those Aaron wings!
Then Rodgers did snipe at the whole mixed practice thing. That is so Aaron. Undercut, undercut, undercut, collapse and Aaron says “Oh, what, me? I’ve been just soooooo supportive. Not me.”
So we have, at my count hardly even in the know, both agreeing they have a difference of opinion they are trying to work out on audibles and Aaron doing a classic Aaron undercut. Both reported on accurately. I mean, heck, they just printed the quotes from these guys! Then you have Aaron, classic, undercutting the media. He learned that from Trump or maybe the other way around. Accurate reporting it just a bunch of fake news. Anything not Aaron worship is fake news.
Also, keep in mind that porn stache is a gay porn stache. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Just accuracy counts.
Also, the Beard misspelled “stache”. I also misspell but thought I should correct it anyway. Not a hypocrite, just helpful!
PS I think LaFleur taking down the old pictures of hall of fame type players and replacing them with current players in order to change the culture is way lame and way stupid and way superficial. Picture it: You’re a player and you’ve decided you do not care about making millions in the NFL and will not try your best. But then Coach LaFleur changes up a few posters. Suddenly, you do want to be famous and make millions while playing a great game! Oh, that LaFleur magic!