Now that the 2019 season is over for the Green Bay Packers, head coach Matt LaFleur is taking some time to reflect.
“Certainly not the way we wanted to end. But in hindsight, I think our team accomplished a lot. They came together as a team, were able to win the NFC North, won a home playoff game. But ultimately, there’s more out there for us. I hope the guys come back hungry and ready for next season.”
Overall, he says he enjoyed his first year in Green Bay.
“This is a special place,” says LaFleur. “It’s a special community. There’s a lot of great people within the organization. The fans were so supportive all season long.”
Some of his major takeaways from the year…
“The way these guys approached it; how they bought into what we were trying to get accomplished, and there were a lot of great accomplishments,” adds LaFleur. “I know sometimes, right after the season, it’s hard to see everything that you really did and you really got accomplished. Just a special, special group. It’s probably the most fun I’ve had coaching in my life. It was certainly a lot of work, but when you’re surrounding by good people, not only on our coaching staff but our players as well, it doesn’t feel as much like work.”
LaFleur will now take some time off and enjoy quality time with his family before getting to work for next season.
“Every year is going to have its own new set of challenges. We’re going to have new expectations of us. We did a lot of great things this year, and I think we’ve raised the level of what everyone expects from us and what we expect of ourselves.”
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