#PackersDaily: It's all on LaFleur now

Aaron chats with Packers fans worldwide after the team announces the hiring of Joe Barry as defensive coordinator & the promotion of Maurice Drayton to special teams coordinator.

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KenEllis's picture

February 09, 2021 at 11:34 am

Well on LaFleur, now that the last of McCarthy's guys is gone with the Pettine firing, but also on Gutey now that the last of Ted's defensive gems (King, Lowry, and M. Adams) are likely out the door this offseason and the only leftover from the defensive personnel he inherited is one of the best players Kenny Clark.

If Gutey keeps using top picks to prepare for the Post-Rodgers future and does not do something about the remaining talent gaps on the D, then there is only so much MLF can do.

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NitschkeFan's picture

February 09, 2021 at 12:08 pm

It sure would have been nice if the 2020 first and fourth round picks could contribute to the 2020 or 2021 seasons in the small window of opportunity that is the end of QB1’s career.

But despite having holes in the roster those two picks will give us nothing until maybe 2022 (or more likely never). What a terrible waste.

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TarynsEyes's picture

February 09, 2021 at 12:19 pm

Gute and MLF are tied to the future they both see and agreed upon at his hiring. Both speak from the side of their mouths when discussing Rodgers, and MLF as like Gute would love nothing more than to win with no leftovers at all from the TT and MM regimes. Gute extended Rodgers before MLF, and now IMO, would love to get the show going with his guys only. A restructuring of the Rodgers contract is needed to believe otherwise, or Rodgers is done no later than the end of 2021 in GB. They'll try to squeeze whatever they can from Rodgers without the help he obviously needs on both sides of the ball. Unless a restructured contract, and a quality draft along with some FA moves, that are near zero to pull off, Rodgers can still demand a trade.

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February 09, 2021 at 02:02 pm

I just don't know where you are coming from. Gutey and MLF's best chance to keep their jobs is to win another Title with Rodgers. The league MVP can run MLF's offense brilliantly and winning matters more than having your own "guy." It's ridiculous to me to think that a HC and a GM would care more about having a team of their "guys" versus having one of the best QBs ever to play the game. The likelihood of being competitive once Rodgers is gone is just not very high.

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TarynsEyes's picture

February 09, 2021 at 02:31 pm

They had a chance to win in 2019, and did nothing to alter the foreseen ass whipping SF would deliver again.

They had a chance to win this year and did nothing in the draft or during the season to alter the know weaknesses, but opted to ride Rodgers knowing the prior failed attempts of doing only that, and they will again, this season, do the same with the added help of a negative salary cap, the loss of players, the inability to be relevant in FA, and will for the final time ride Rodgers to another failure.

There is no chance that MLF is fired or Gute. They have their future QB in Love, and the salary cap will be completely different in 2022, and hopefully the draft picks have fully blossomed.

Ego has a dark side, and Gute and MLF want to be winner with their built team.
Deny if you wish, but I'll keep all possibilities and my opinions open.

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stockholder's picture

February 09, 2021 at 12:27 pm

It's always been on Rodgers. Nothing will change that.

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Tundraboy's picture

February 09, 2021 at 10:23 pm

The reality is that this team will never win it all until it has a defense that imposes it’s will when needed. Post season football demands it. Unless more talent is added besides Clark and a complete secondary to match it we will continue to lose the war in the trenches. Special teams as well. It can no longer be the adventure that we are seemingly always on the wrong side of. Hope springs eternal.

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scoonie_penn's picture

February 10, 2021 at 06:52 am

Hiring Barry because he knows the Fangio defense is like signing JR Smith because he played with LeBron.

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