3 takeaways from Packers’ Week 4 win vs. Falcons

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur
Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

3. Matt LaFleur shows why he’s one of the league’s best coaches

Many fans — including myself — were unsure when Matt LaFleur was hired as head coach. Well, there’s a good reason why I’m just a fan and not paid to make these decisions. LaFleur has been nothing short of incredible since taking the job.

First of all is LaFleur’s offensive system. Having worked in Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay’s systems in the past, LaFleur knows what it takes to put together a dominant offense. Unlike in the final years under Mike McCarthy, the Packers regularly have receivers getting wide open. Rodgers is comfortable in the system, the play-calling has been excellent, and this offense is on a roll.

At points in the game while Aaron Jones was being rested, the offense was without Jones, Davante Adams, and Allen Lazard. It still didn’t miss a beat and moved down the field with ease. A lot of this comes back to LaFleur.

LaFleur is aggressive and he knows how to win games. As head coach, LaFleur has a ridiculous 17-3 record in the regular season.

The Packers — and LaFleur — weren’t given much respect last season despite earning the number two seed with a 13-3 record and making it to the NFC title game. LaFleur is ensuring that doesn’t happen again this season, and he has to be leading the race for Coach of the Year.