Three reasons to be excited about the Packers in 2019
2. New scheme on offense
Mike McCarthy will go down as one of the greatest head coaches in Green Bay Packers history. He not only brought a fourth Lombardi Trophy to Green Bay, but he also led a dominant offense for multiple years. Between 2011 and 2016, the Packers finished first in scoring offense twice, and finished in the top five on four occasions. Aaron Rodgers won two league-MVP awards in that time, and Green Bay also reached the NFC Championship Game twice.
The offense struggled for the second half of 2015, the first half of 2016 and for just about all of the 2018 season, but it’s important not to forget just how good some of McCarthy’s offenses were over the years.
But the offense needed a fresh start this offseason after last year’s disappointment. New head coach Matt LaFleur should bring an exciting, fresh scheme to the offense, and he can help the Packers get back to the top five in scoring offense.
You only have to look at some of the coaches and offenses he’s been a part of in recent years. As the quarterbacks coach in Atlanta, the Falcons led the league in points per game in 2016 and reached the Super Bowl. As the Rams’ offensive coordinator a year later, Los Angeles finished, you guessed it, number on in scoring offense.
Having worked with Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay, LaFleur knows what it takes to build a modern offense. The Packers have the talent in place, and this year they’ll also have the scheme.