Listen: Green Bay Packers, NFL And Cheney Hanan Mcveigh discussed on After Hours With Amy Lawrence
"It's gotten quiet around NFL, head coaches is it possible that we will not have another surprise. We're way past black Monday. In fact, we're now a Monday pass black Monday. Maybe this is it. Seems like very often. We have another domino that drops unexpectedly sometimes with a team that made the playoffs. I mean think about the Tennessee titans last year. But maybe this is it I hate when guys lose their jobs. I understand it's it's the nature of the beast. It's the business of sports. But I I really hate it. So aid is a lot of openings two of those. Of course coming during the season one of which was the Green Bay Packers who had the third longest tenured head coach Mike McCarthy and as long as I've been in network radio Mike McCarthy was on the sidelines for the Packers. How about this though? They had a ton of interviews set up and they cancelled all the rest of them including Josh mcdaniels offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots. So according to Ian Rapoport now, this is just one guy from the NFL network. He's very plugged in. It doesn't mean it's gospel. But according to Ian, Rapoport, mcdaniels only had the Packer interviews scheduled that was it. So does that mean now that he won't go on other interviews, this is the only one he had accepted? According to Ian Rapoport that may mean he's going to stick with the patriots. Because he didn't have any other interviews scheduled despite the fact that there were teams interested now, I did see a report out of the Cleveland that he was also intrigued by the Browns job. But the Packers interview was the one that he had accepted and actually scheduled. Packers decided after they met with Matt leflore offense coordinator most recently at the Tennessee titans that they did not need to interview anymore. It's like swiping, right? And deciding you found the person you're going to spend the rest of your life with after one face to face meeting. Okay. It seems a bit sudden. But the Packers are now working out a deal with former Tennessee OC. Every time. I say that I feel like I'm talking about the reality show Matlock floor. Now he was only with the titans this past season. And obviously it was a bit of an offensive mixed bag. They did not have Marcus mariota the entire time. They were going back and forth between mariota and Gabbard. Because of injuries Blaine gabbert, they did do a lot better later in the season, the more they relied on Derrick Henry. But the titans did not make the playoffs. They lost in week seventeen at home against the colts. And that was with a playoff spot on the line. However, Matt leflore impressed impressed in my gosh. How about a New Year's resolution that I know I won't keep not say stupid stuff on the radio. Yeah. That won't happen. So the floor impressed the Packers brass enough. That they decided they were done looking even though he has not been a head coach before and he only has one season of play calling under his belt. You know, the kicker is he obviously sold them on his ability to step into a role of the head coach. But here's the kicker. This is what everybody's looking for right now. Someone who's the next coming of Sean McVeigh? And it doesn't hurt that. He also worked with Kyle Shanahan. Those are two of the hot names in coaching right now for their creativity for their ability to get the most out of young quarterbacks. Even though there's not a long track record. Cheney Hanan McVeigh. They've both gotten recent head coaching jobs right coming off of big years with their last teams getting the most out of offenses in quarterbacks. And now in the I don't want to say the twilight of Aaron Rodgers career because I don't think that's fair. But he doesn't have another fifteen years in the NFL more than likely he's in his mid thirties. And so the idea is to have someone who can take advantage of his incredible talent. And his unique skill set. Put that together with some balance. So more of the run game with a healthy Aaron Jones, obviously, you want more mature receivers they were really stuck with a very young core receivers as guys kept getting injured and to put all the pieces together. So that you're not wasting the talented Aaron Rodgers that's kind of been the. The eulogy for Mike McCarthy he wasted. Aaron Rodgers which I don't think it's fair. But it does matter I could yell about until he blue in the face and people are gonna form their own opinions. It's a team sport. But Rogers very often it's been asked to carry the Packers. And let's be honest Rogers has away he wants to do things and a lot of times. He doesn't really care what the coach or the play caller is indicating he's gonna take liberties. And and do what he wants. And he feels like he's earned that. And a lot of cases, he'll make it work. But it wasn't working for a lot of different reasons with the Packers this year. So here comes this creative offensive mind in leflore a guy who was under Shanahan with him in Atlanta. But also with McVeigh he did not call plays in LA so McVay took over as the head coach for the Rams in two thousand seventeen. He was the offensive coordinator the floor with the Rams that first year. But he did not call plays. Okay. So that was McVeigh's responsibility. So in taking over with the titans as their offense coordinator, Mike variable as the head coach, you wonder if that was the attraction, why leave Los Angeles so quickly. Well, you get to call your own plays in Tennessee. He does have a ten seasons of NFL experience and going back to the Atlanta portion of it. He was the quarterbacks coach for the two thousand and fifteen fifteen and sixteen seasons and that includes the appearance in the Super Bowl. So it's it's this idea of we want the next Sean McVay, we want a creative offensive mind. Someone who will think outside the box and the NFL is a copycat league. So think about the number of offense of coordinators who are getting their first shot at head coaching. And with McVeigh it's working and was Shanahan it should work. They need to have a healthy quarterback. But even Matt Nagy who was hired out of Kansas City as the offense coordinator under Andy Reid. It's funny to think about McVay, right? Who's what thirty two is McVay thirty is even thirty three yet. And he's got a tree. That's kind of interesting. He's thirty two any as a coaching tree. This may be the only branch I think this is the only Sean McVay coaching bread so far. But this is what NFL teams want. They want the next coming of Sean McVeigh, they want the next Kyle Shanahan and as close as they can get right now is battling floor. So congratulations to coach leflore. The next guy to work with Aaron Rodgers and to be installed as Green Bay's head coach. You can find me on Twitter AOL radio. What's your reaction? And also this idea that they canceled an interview, Josh mcdaniels. To essentially hire someone I don't want to call the no name because that's not fair. He's been in the NFL coaching ranks for ten years but one year of play calling. So I wonder how that sits with Josh mcdaniels. So again, Twitter Facebook, what's your reaction to Green Bay's choice of its next head coach to replace Mike McCarthy, you couldn't get more opposite end of the spectrum. Could you? And then the New Year's resolution, you know, you will not keep. With our toys"