JASON WILDE For the State Gazette
GREEN BAY – Matt Laffler isn’t quite sure what he can do to fix this whole mess, but the Green Bay Packers head coach vowed on Saturday night to try.
On a day when Yahoo! Sports said NFL MVP manager Aaron Rodgers told the team he would not return as long as Brian Gutekunst was general manager and team president / CEO Mark Murphy publicly acknowledged that there was a “problem” between the team and the quarterback. LaFleur sounded like a man stuck in the middle.
LaFler and Rodgers have been able to build close working relationships and friendships over the past two seasons – even after Rodgers ‘relationship with former head coach Mike McCarthy deteriorated – and Rodgers’ misfortune from the organization doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the coach. Gutekunst and Murphy had flown to the West Coast earlier this season to talk to Rodgers
“I know the reports there.” I mean, this guy is our quarterback, he’s the leader of our team, and I want nothing more than to see him in Packer’s uniform again, “LaFleur told Zoom Call after the NFL’s three-day project ended.
“We have managed to achieve many great feats in the last two years – two consecutive games in the NFC Championship. I know the seasons didn’t end the way we wanted them to, but in my eyes, he’s the greatest to ever do it. I don’t care (not to do) Super Bowls or what not. We want him back here. ”