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Matt LaFleur: Packers Offense Is Getting More Comfortable

Oct 7, 2019 9:26 AM

The Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys 34-24 on Sunday afternoon despite getting outgained by 230 yards.

Matt LaFleur said the defense showed "great resolve" in forcing late stops after the Cowboys rallied from a 31-3 deficit.

Aaron Rodgers didn't put up big numbers, but Aaron Jones had 183 total yards and four touchdowns.

"I just think that everybody's a little bit more comfortable with hearing the play calls," LaFleur said. "On that first Thursday night, nobody had, the starters had never played together. They didn't play in the preseason, never make an excuse for that, that was my decision, but I just think they're more familiar with one another. And they're starting to come together. But again, there's a lot of room for improvement. ... Not only from them but from myself as a play caller."

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Davante Adams Not Expected To Miss Significant Time With Toe Injury

Sep 27, 2019 4:41 PM

The toe injury suffered by Davante Adams in the Green Bay Packers' Week 4 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles is not believed to be serious.

Adams underwent an MRI on Friday.

Adams is not expected to miss significant time with the injury.

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Matt LaFleur: I Don't Know What Pass Interference Is Anymore

Sep 27, 2019 9:28 AM

There were several pass interference reviews during Thursday night's Philadelphia Eagles-Green Bay Packers game.

Matt LaFleur challenged a play in the second half that saw Marquez Valdes-Scantling streaking down the field while being defended by Avonte Maddox. The cornerback initiated contact with the wideout before the ball arrived.

After review, the call stood and no flag was thrown.

"I really don't know what pass interference is anymore," LaFleur said. "I'll just leave it at that."

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Davante Adams Has Turf Toe Injury

Sep 27, 2019 9:18 AM

Davante Adams suffered a turf toe injury in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's Green Bay Packers-Philadelphia Eagles game.

Adams was unable to put his right shoe on after the game and when asked if the toe was too swollen or too painful to put his shoe on, the receiver said, "I don't even want to try."

He totaled 10 catches for 180 yards, but missed the final 10 minutes of the game.

The Packers failed to score from the 1-yard line and 3-yard line on two drives without Adams.

"It sucks," Adams said. "You feel like in situations like that, you let the team down. Obviously I would've been out there if I could, but I'm in a little bit of pain, and it was tough. With a toe injury and the type of player I am -- what my game is based on is explosion and things like that, so if I can't get out there and really do my thing how I want and I'm in a lot of pain, I'm sure my teammates understand that.

"But it's tough, because I feel like those are the type of moments that I'm built for and I've been able to capitalize in bringing home a win -- or help bring home a win -- for my team in the past, so it sucks."

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Aaron Rodgers: It's Time For Packers Offense To 'Do Our Part'

Sep 25, 2019 10:47 AM

The Green Bay Packers are 3-0 thanks in part to what appears to be an elite defense.

Beginning this Thursday, Aaron Rodgers wants to see the team's offense dominate as well. The Packers rank No. 28 in total offense.

"It's time for us to do our part on offense," Rodgers said. "Moving forward, we're going to play a stretch of really good football teams. At some point, we can't expect our defense to shut everybody down. They have been, but at some point the offense is going to have to wake up and start making some plays."

Rodgers has thrown for just 647 yards, the second-lowest total of his career through three games of a season. His 57 completions through three games rank as his lowest total to this point in a season since 2009.

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Aaron Rodgers, Matt LaFleur Downplay 'Animated' Exchange

Sep 16, 2019 7:49 AM

Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur downplayed an "animated" sideline interaction during the Green Bay Packers' 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

The exchange occurred when Rodgers came off the field after the final possession of the first half, a three-and-out that ended with a Rodgers throwaway on third-and-16.

"It was about the look on defense," the quarterback said. "I was actually kind of surprised that he was coming over to talk about that, but we got it all sorted out over there on the sideline. It actually wasn't a big deal. ... We're a little animated at times. I can't say we were yelling how much we love each other, but we definitely weren't MF-ing each other or anything. It was talking about the look there and getting on the same page."

Neither Rodgers nor LaFleur were surprised or seemed annoyed by the line of questioning -- a sign they had already moved on from the exchange.

"That's just two competitive guys, and I'm sure it's not going to be the last one we have," LaFleur said. "But you know, just competitors, heat of the moment and it is what it is. I would much rather have that than anything else because you want guys that are extreme competitors, and that's what he is."

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Aaron Rodgers Might Wear Play Cheat Sheet On Wrist

Sep 13, 2019 8:49 PM

Aaron Rodgers might wear a playcalling cheat sheet on his wrist for the first time of his career on Sunday.

Rodgers experimented with one during practice on Friday to get Matt LaFleur's playcalling relayed more quickly.

The Green Bay Packers would like to increase their tempo.

"It gets [the play] out of my mouth a lot faster, I'll tell you that much," LaFleur said Friday. "So yeah, maybe it helps me get him the play a little bit quicker."

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Aaron Rodgers Asks Fans Not To Do Wave When Packers Have Ball

Sep 12, 2019 9:12 AM

Aaron Rodgers wants Green Bay Packers fans to refrain from doing the wave when he's running the offense.

"My only ask is that we don't do the wave when we're on offense," Rodgers said ahead of the team's home opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Packers will play five of their next six games at home.

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Aaron Rodgers Calls Fans Booing Andrew Luck 'Disgusting'

Aug 27, 2019 8:07 AM

Aaron Rodgers came to Andrew Luck's defense on Monday, calling fans that booed the quarterback in the wake of his decision to retire "disgusting."

"I thought it was pretty disgusting," Rodgers said. "He's making a really tough decision and then before that, he makes the decision, I don't know why that doesn't stay in house to kind of protect him a little bit. Although when I think about it, I thought it would've been more of a standing-ovation type thing and a thank you than boos.

"I, 100 percent, respect him immensely for his decision. I salute him for choosing quality of life. He's a fantastic player, he had a great career and he's got a lot to be proud of. Like many of us in this locker room, if not all of us, we all have interests outside of football. Andrew is an extremely bright guy, and I'm sure he'll have a lot of things to transition into. I know what it's like to deal with rehab and going through injuries. I've been on IR twice. It's tough. He was on it pretty much for an entire season and next offseason trying to get his arm back. Again, in my opinion, not playing with him but just reading what his teammates said, tough guy. What he went through to get himself back on the field is what it means to be a leader and I'm excited for him."

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Packers Sit Aaron Rodgers Due To Back Tightness

Aug 15, 2019 8:45 PM

The Green Bay Packers sat Aaron Rodgers in their second preseason game on Thursday due to back tightness.

The Packers called the more "precautionary."

Rodgers had participated in all 14 of the Packers' training camp practices but did not play in last week's preseason opener against the Houston Texans.

Rodgers has yet to play a game in Matt LaFleur's system.

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Mike Daniels To Sign With Lions
Mike Daniels was released this week by the Packers.

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Packers Release Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels was due to make $8.5 million this season.

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Carl Lawson: Aaron Rodgers Is Easier To Sack Than Most QBs
Aaron Rodgers was sacked 49 times last season and was on pace to be sacked more than 50 times in 2017 despite playing in just seven games.

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Randall Cobb: Packers Are An 'Ex-Girlfriend That Broke Up With You'
Randall Cobb is a member of the Cowboys after spending his entire career with the Packers.

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Brett Favre Wants Packers To Let Aaron Rodgers 'Play His Game'
Matt LaFleur plans to limit Aaron Rodgers' freedom at the line of scrimmage in his first-year as the head coach of the Packers.

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Packers Claim TE Michael Roberts After Voided Trade
Michael Roberts failed a physical with the Patriots last week.

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Aaron Rodgers Wants Freedom At The Line Of Scrimmage
Aaron Rodgers doesn't seem happy that new coach Matt LaFleur's offensive system provides little freedom at the line of scrimmage.

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Matt LaFleur Suffered Torn Achilles Playing Basketball
Matt LaFleur will coach from a golf cart during OTAs and in June.

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Aaron Rodgers Confirms Cameo On 'Game of Thrones'
Aaron Rodgers has confirmed via Instagram that he made a cameo appearance on Sunday night's episode of "Game of Thrones."

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Ted Thompson Diagnosed With Autonomic Disorder
Ted Thompson was the long-time general manager of the Packers.

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Packers Sign First-Round Pick Darnell Savage
Darnell Savage is the first of the 2019 first-round picks to sign a contract.

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Packers Draft Darnell Savage With Pick Acquired From Seahawks
In the deal, the Seahawks acquired the 30th pick and two fourth-round picks.

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

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2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
After months of film work and sourcing, Jeff Risdon's final mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

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Aaron Rodgers Calls B/R Story 'Smear Attack'
Aaron Rodgers wanted to clear up the idea that the Packers are "worried about me as the leader of the football team moving forward."

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Issues Between Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy Kept Packers Down
Aaron Rodgers seemed to loathe Mike McCarthy from the moment the Packers hired him in 2006.

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Mike McCarthy Objected To How He Was Fired By Packers
The Packers hadn't made an in-season coaching change for more than 60 years.

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Jordy Nelson Retires From NFL
Jordy Nelson retires with 8,587 yards receiving and 72 touchdowns.

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Bears-Packers To Kick Off NFL's 100th Season
The NFL will begin the 2019 season with the Bears hosting the Packers on the first Thursday of Week 1.

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Clay Matthews Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Rams
Clay Matthews is coming off a five-year, $66 million contract with the Green Bay Packers at the age of 32.

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