The Green Bay Packers kick off the 2020 season this weekend in Minnesota.
“There’s a lot of time that we’ve had throughout training camp to get prepared for this moment,” head coach Matt LaFleur tells WTMJ.
All that preparation has left LaFleur with a team he’s happy to take the field with.
“I think these guys have come together nicely in a short period of time. I think every body is well-invested into what we’re doing. But it’s one thing to talk about it, we gotta go out there and do it.”
The head coach says going into the field game, it’s important not to over scheme.
“I think the tendency, typically, is you want to put all this new stuff in. It kind of goes back to your basics. Things that you have confidence in that your guys, no matter what the look may be, you’ll have confidence in their ability to go out and execute.”
There will be no fans in the stands this weekend, so the team must focus on creating their own energy.
“It is going to be different,” adds LaFleur. “I don’t think any of us have ever experienced a game with literally nobody in the stadium. I think it’s important to talk about it so the guys know what to expect. That is going to be important, especially when you talk about the quality of opponent we’re about to face with the Minnesota Vikings. They’re a playoff team and we know what they’re capable of doing. It’s a North opponent, and what a great opportunity to start the season of against a division foe.”
For much more from LaFleur on Wisconsin’s Morning News, click in the player above.