The questions made sense. After all the relentless reports on Rodgers' tense relationship with former Packers coach Mike McCarthy, many could not help but wonder how much the LaFleur, head coach for the first time, was older. only four years older than Rodgers, would be influenced Quart-winner of the bowl.
Rodgers generally said all the good things in the training camp, aside from a discussion about the value of the newly established joint practices that LaFleur had listed for the Packers. In private, LaFleur was surprised by the scale of the transaction. He worked hard to earn Rodgers' trust after his hiring and considered the moment as a media creation, even though he continued to receive daily questions about the evolution of the situation with Rodgers.
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Green Bay (6-1) leads the NFC North, and the Packers' 11th-ranked offensive is doing more than doing its part. Rodgers is adapting to LaFleur's offensive, which offers many pass-and-go options, while allowing Rodgers to unleash his creativity.
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In retrospect, everyone might have seen Rodgers' performance in 2019 to come. While LaFleur and Rodgers were confident about the Packers' orientation – "Listen, and I honestly think so, I'm really confident about our relationship, where it is, where it's going to go," LaFleur told me when I visited the Packers camp in August – Rodgers' teammates said the same thing about how LaFleur had linked them all at the time.
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"I know that Aaron sometimes says different things, like," Hey, I want to get some of those looks, let's go. And coach LaFleur said, "Yeah, it's a great idea." And vice versa – it works both ways.
Linsley also felt that although LaFleur could be a consensus builder, he also had an advantage – a suspicion that was confirmed after hearing LaFleur play the helmet in the pre-season's first game, after which Linsley 'is hurt.
"He has a very, very competitive – there is no doubt about it," Linsley said. "He is extremely knowledgeable and calm. But listening to him on the headset, he has the fire of the competition. "
I thought it would play well with his super competitive quarterback, especially if the Packers got off to a good start, which they saw.
But there is still much to be done this season and the test on the nation's televised road Sunday against the Chiefs without Patrick Mahomes offers another game in the spotlight.
With a strong performance and a Packers victory, Rodgers and LaFleur will be able to address the media with a smile, while answering questions about anything that is not their relationship. It may be a radical change from a few months ago, but it makes sense.
Winning in this league, after all, tends to speak for itself.
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