Packers coach Matt Lafler invented the phrase and is now getting sick of it.
In June, he opened up to Mike Silver from NFL Media regarding the tension between the solid playcalling structure of the new Packers & # 39; insult and desire for Aaron Rodgers' defender to have more freedom in the tight line, LaFleur called the elemental point between the quarterback and coach the "sound thing." And now that LaFleur is expected to step down to Rogers, LaFleur has clearly reached the limits of his patience on the subject.
"You just won't stop with this sonic thing," LaFleur told reporters Tuesday via Matt Schneidman of TheAthletic.com. "It's amazing What do you want me to say? ,,, It's comical to me . "
Comedy and tragedy in equal parts, given the way it handles. If Lafler and Rogers had just kept quiet about it, no one would know that there was even a "hearable thing". Only after they decide to bring the dispute to the public does it become a real or perceived (actual) power play between a 15-year-old third-year coach and a first-year – real or perceived (real) power game that the 15-year-old quarterback given his stature and salary, he was always destined to win.
So now it's Rogers 1, LaFleur 0. And it's important for the franchise to keep up the further divisions between franchise quartback and neophyte coach. Of course, given Rogers' propensity for passive aggression, future problems are unlikely to remain in the pack unless he makes his way.
The next battlefield, as Peter King pointed out during Tuesday's PFT Live may come in the form of the pace of crime. LaFleur wants to move fast; Rogers may want to go more deliberate. Especially since he now has a license to check the defense and, if he decides, change the game. Now is the time to wait for the "pace thing" to happen.