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Happy 85th birthday to Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr

Happy 85th birthday to Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr

It's already enough of a task to improve on a resume that saw LaFleur play a role in the Rams' offensive breakout in 2017, Matt Ryan's MVP season with the Atlanta Falcons in 2016 and Robert Griffin III's stellar rookie year in 2012.

"I think there's excitement, but there's tempered excitement", Milwaukee's 105.7 The Fan host Chuck Freimund said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence.

"To be following in the footsteps of Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi, Mike Holmgren, Mike McCarthy", LaFleur said Wednesday upon being introduced as the 15th head coach of the Green Bay Packers.

"He has the unique combination of a quiet confidence but yet a humility", Murphy said. "Went through the nine (interviews) and quite honestly, no one really stood out". We needed a good offensive one.

"Matt was our last candidate, and we'd heard great things about Matt through our vetting process". "[That] is going to really help us win". The hiring was announced Tuesday by President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy.

It was 2015 and LaFleur was the 35-year-old first-year quarterbacks coach of the Atlanta Falcons, where Matt Ryan was about to begin his eighth season as an National Football League starter and had three Pro Bowls on his resume.

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LaFleur, a former college quarterback who has been an offensive assistant in the National Football League since 2008, called plays for the first time for the Tennessee Titans last season. He'd be flying all over the country talking to everybody.

LaFleur comes to Green Bay from Tennessee, where he was offensive coordinator this past season on Titans head coach Mike Vrabel's inaugural staff.

"It would have been easy to stay in LA., you look at the season they are having there", LaFleur says.

"I took the risk because I knew I had to get out of my comfort zone and grow as a coach. But I think the experience he had in Tennessee, there's no doubt that made him a better coach, and we think he's absolutely ready to be a head coach". The Green Bay coach's unique blend of old and new school is not only what Rogers needs to get the support he once had, but it will also give the future Hall of Famer the kind of offensive freedom he has never experienced. "A lot better situation than the Packers were in, so in that sense, you got to be optimistic that he's going to be able to get it done for them", said Schmid. It's been a fast and frantic rise for LaFleur up the coaching ranks, and the franchise's leaders believe the Packers will be the ones capitalizing on his ascension.

Introductory press conferences are always a celebration and this one signaled a stark contrast in the mood around Green Bay in recent months.