The Los Angeles Chargers were a playoff team one year ago, finishing 12-4 and tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for the best mark in the AFC. This season, things haven’t gone as well for the Chargers, starting 3-5. But Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur knows the Chargers are still plenty talented and he tried to convey that message to his players. But that message appears to not have hit home with everyone.
The Packers lost the game 26-11, playing their worst game of the season.
LaFleur took his team to California a day early and after the game, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said it was important for everyone on offense to re-evaluate how they used the extra day in California to prepare. Rodgers inferred that some of his teammates may have treated this trip as more than a business trip.
Leaving two days early for a trip west has been done before. Mike McCarthy did it several times. But somewhere along the way, the message for LaFleur got lost in the shuffle. For that reason, the coach is [Read more…]