Packers News: Reaction to Matt LaFleur hire as head coach

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A roundup of the latest Green Bay Packers articles for Tuesday, January 8.

Good morning and welcome to the Packers News Report. The Green Bay Packers have a new head coach! ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday that the team had offered Matt LaFleur the job.

It was a somewhat surprising move with many expecting Josh McDaniels to be the choice, but that by no means makes it a bad decision.

In fact, it’s actually an encouraging sign that Mark Murphy acted so quickly. It shows Murphy and Brian Gutekunst were impressed with the interview and didn’t want to risk losing him to another team.

LaFleur could be the coach to get Green Bay’s offense back to its best. Time will tell, but it’s going to be an exciting offseason to see how Gutekunst builds the roster to suit LaFleur’s plan for the team. Before then, the new head coach will need to decide who to add to his coaching staff.

There’s plenty of reaction to the LaFleur hire in the Packers News Report. Here’s a roundup of the latest articles from around the internet.

News and notes from around FanSided

Green Bay’s coaching staff beginning to take shape (Lombardi Ave)

The coaching staff is beginning to take shape for 2019. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Matt LaFleur is expected to bring back Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator, and Joe Philbin could return.

Three free agents Green Bay should avoid in 2019 (Dairyland Express – Gage Bridgford)

Gage Bridgford of Dairyland Express looks at three free agents Green Bay should avoid this offseason.

More news and notes from around the internet

Matt LaFleur brings bright, young offensive mind to Packers ( – Pete Dougherty)

Five things to know about new Packers coach Matt LaFleur (Packers Wire – Zach Kruse)

Matt LaFleur’s time with McVay, Shanahan will help Aaron Rodgers (ESPN – Rob Demovsky)

The 2018 Packers by the numbers, part 2: The Defense (Acme Packing Company – Evan “Tex” Western)

Packers in need of “Football Players” (Cheesehead TV – Jason Perone)

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