LaFleur moves on from wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted

The former Jaguars wideout was in his first year as an NFL coach. 

Interesting move from Matt LaFleur, considering the personnel on hand. But clearly, the results at wide reciever weren't good enough and it's a results-oriented business. 

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LeotisHarris's picture

January 30, 2020 at 06:53 pm

Well, crap! The last dude named Alvis the Packers had worked out pretty well.

Show of hands: how many CHTV posters knew Alvis Whitted was our WR Coach? (not me)

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Cheesey51's picture

January 31, 2020 at 07:40 am

Arizona state or Colorado is where he came from. I thnk the packers drafted aplayer he coached in college in last years draft
Who is up next? Anyone hear any possibilities?

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stanthemanwiththeplan's picture

January 30, 2020 at 07:02 pm

Time to call up Donald Driver!

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Jared's picture

January 30, 2020 at 07:17 pm

I’m impressed that he made the decision instead of waiting another year.

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frankthefork's picture

January 31, 2020 at 12:36 pm

Packers lost in the trenches...thus Petine (sic) and D-line coach should be gone.
After the 1st quarter of NFC champ game, logic would have 7 stuffers up front to stop the run.
Rookie coach, please work on clock mgmt, getting the ball out quick, open to change, and never defer, always score first.

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packerbackerjim's picture

January 30, 2020 at 09:25 pm

the young WRs did not progress during the season, save for Lazard. It was a definite regression for MVS, tho he did fade end of 2018. It would seem coaching was part of the issue, apparently more than most of us suspected. More talent and better coaching is essential if GB is to excel.

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packergal's picture

January 31, 2020 at 08:15 am

packerbackerjim,

Agree. Player evaluation is also important.

Ask yourself: Why did QB1 have to ask MLF and Alvis to insert Lazard because of his work and study habits? Why didn't the coaches do that solo?

Please find a WR coach that can develop WR and evaluate their progress and ability to contribute.

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mamasboy's picture

January 31, 2020 at 03:18 pm

That's a very good point packergal. Maybe that played a part in LeFleur dumping him.

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January 30, 2020 at 10:09 pm

That group had a very poor year. I'm glad MLF did let that go unanswered. I don't like seeing coaches fired, but I think it's definitely worth trying something else.

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January 31, 2020 at 02:22 am

Like Jared posted I'm impressed he didn't wait another year. I was actually hoping/expecting some changes even on a 14-4 team. Last January MLF was a young, inexperienced, HC who had 2 years as an OC and 1 season as a play caller and some of hires suggested that IMO. I mean did you ever of the TE, WR, OL, and Asst. OL coaches hired by MLF last season? Some came from college programs, some were assistants to the assistant coaches. My point is I didn't see much if any real experience in his staff. I would also imagine coming to GB to be the Packers WR coach would be more attractive THIS offseason than it was last offseason.

MLF replaced Simmons with IMO a MUCH BETTER DB coach in Jerry Gray. I like experience on a staff. The Packers Defense has a ton of it and it showed. The Packers Offense didn't and it showed. Again IMO Gray was an upgrade over Simmons. Hopefully he nabs a experienced WR coach who can help guys already on the roster and also those they add this offseason.

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Razer's picture

January 31, 2020 at 06:10 am

Like Nick and Jared, I am impressed that LaFleur didn't waste any time in moving on. This is different from the McCarthy tenure.

Would like to know what the precipitating factor(s) was for this firing. Was this primarily results, personality, attitude or some other factor that pushed this decision? Hope we get a good one next go around.

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Rossonero's picture

January 31, 2020 at 12:22 pm

Perhaps Luke Getsy will get to take over his old job as WRs coach, in addition to already being the QBs coach.

Remember - Getsy was our WRs coach in 2016. He quit in 2017 and left to be the OC of Mississippi State, before returning to Green Bay in January 2019 and taking over as QBs coach.

If not Getsy, then I just hope there's someone out there who can unlock MVS's potential. The fact that Rodgers continues to speak highly of him says a lot. Rodgers did the same with DaVante Adams, even when Adams was struggling in his 2nd season (2015). We were all really frustrated by Adams' erratic play in his 2nd season, but then he took a big step in his 3rd season. That's what we need from MVS in 2020.

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Cheesey51's picture

February 01, 2020 at 12:20 am

Maybe MLF will hire his brother away from SF after the SB
Former WR coach was from Arizona State or Colorado ?

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4thand1's picture

February 02, 2020 at 10:24 am

NFL not for long. McCarthy, keep guys until it's too late, another example of this new regime willing to make changes.

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