Packers News: Why future is bright, reviewing Brian Gutekunst’s first year

Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

A roundup of the latest Green Bay Packers articles for Friday, January 11.

Good morning and welcome to the Packers News Report. Thursday was another busy day for new Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur. LaFleur continues to work on his coaching staff.

On Thursday, ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reported that special teams coach Ron Zook and wide receivers coach David Raih won’t be part of LaFleur’s staff.

Another interesting note is that Green Bay will pay former head coach Mike McCarthy around $9 million this year, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

As Demovsky reported on Wednesday, McCarthy will take 2019 off, but plans to return to coaching next season.

In the Packers News Report today: why the future is bright in Green Bay with the arrival of Matt LaFleur, NFL Spin Zone’s review of Brian Gutekunst’s first year as general manager, and more.

Here’s a roundup of the latest articles from around the internet.

News and notes from around FanSided

Future is bright with Matt LaFleur, Brian Gutekunst (Lombardi Ave)

Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson had a lot of success in Green Bay, but the team has made a much-needed fresh start the past two years, first promoting Brian Gutekunst to general manager, and now hiring Matt LaFleur as the new head coach.

Reviewing Brian Gutekunst’s first year (NFL Spin Zone – Joe Kipp)

Joe Kipp of NFL Spin Zone reviews Brian Gutekunst’s first year as the general manager in Green Bay.

More news and notes from around the internet

Packers’ inclusion of Rodgers in coaching search is good process, not cause for concern (Acme Packing Company – Peter Bukowski)

Packers coach Matt LaFleur looking at former Jaguars OC Nathaniel Hackett ( – Tom Silverstein)

Packers taking a risk with Matt LaFleur, but potential for immediate reward exists (Packers Wire – Zach Kruse)

How will Matt LaFleur coach Aaron Rodgers? See Ryan, Matt (ESPN – Rob Demovsky)

Aaron Rodgers represents QB maestro Matt LaFleur’s biggest challenge yet (Cheesehead TV – Zachary Jacobson)

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