Packers interviewed 10 candidates before settling on LaFleur

Packers hiring Matt LaFleur not Todd Monken could have big impact on Bengals

Packers hiring Matt LaFleur not Todd Monken could have big impact on Bengals

He will become the 15th head coach for Green Bay's storied franchise after being interviewed on Sunday.

"New Packers coach Matt LaFleur will travel to Green Bay later today and is expected to be formally introduced tomorrow at Lambeau Field", he reported.

"I think there's excitement, but there's tempered excitement", Milwaukee's 105.7 The Fan host Chuck Freimund said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence.

"The conversation went great", he continued. "A lot better situation than the Packers were in, so in that sense, you got to be optimistic that he's going to be able to get it done for them", said Schmid. "I think he's equally excited. But I think the experience he had in Tennessee, there's no doubt that made him a better coach, and we think he's absolutely ready to be a head coach". "We're also excited about the person - he is bright with a great work ethic and a flawless fit for Green Bay and the organisation". "I have had the opportunity to be here a few other times". LaFleur's first National Football League coaching experience came as an offensive assistant for the Houston Texans in 2008-09, where he worked with the quarterbacks and wide receivers.

"Anytime you're the playcaller, you want that collaboration with your quarterback", LaFleur said after his news conference. So I think we're in alignment there because, like I said before, this game is about winning.

Ryan's quarterbacks coach that year? Given LaFleur is only 39 and coming off a one-season stint coordinating a Titans offense that finished No. 27 in scoring, there are reasons to be skeptical about the level of success he will bring to Green Bay. We like to have plays, we like to say plays that start off looking the same but are different, plays that play off of plays. When you're making adjustments when the defense is out there. While with the Falcons, quarterback Matt Ryan earned NFL MVP honors. Again, it comes down to developing that relationship, that trust, especially with the quarterback.

"First thing that Matt said was I'm speechless, I knew then that this was genuine excitement", Murphy said.

Shortly after the phone call ended with Rodgers, LaFleur's phone rang again. Murphy couldn't stop smiling, and jumped in several times to tell stories about LaFleur.

LaFleur and his wife, BreAnne, have two sons, Luke and Ty.

His first big break in the National Football League came when he took a job as Washington's QB coach in 2010.

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