Kuhn: Rodgers, LaFleur "Getting Along Just Fine"

Former Packer John Kuhn explains why there's no problem in Green Bay

Taz and the Moose
August 28, 2019 - 9:50 am
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Much has been made of Aaron Rodgers’ relationship with new head coach Matt LaFleur this offseason, but Rodgers’ former teammate, John Kuhn, believes it’s much ado about nothing.

“These guys are getting along just fine,” the two-time Super Bowl champion and Packers analyst said on Taz & The Moose. “Aaron, honestly, he is so nationally adored when it comes to the media, it’s amazing how he can talk about things on one hand and it can be taken in another. This offense, they haven’t run this offense up here. For 13 years, it’s been Mike McCarthy’s offense. Aaron, toward the end of that time period, was just calling plays, especially in no-huddle situations, two-minute situations, audible situations – he had that full autonomy to call plays. Now he’s trying to learn a system where there’s two plays called in the huddle and (he has to choose) the best play.

“When you come to the line of scrimmage as a quarterback, you’re trying to answer a question,” Kuhn continued. “What’s the best way to defeat this defense? Some of the questions are 400-level questions, so he’s trying to come up with 400-level answers. It’s a different way to speak a language. It’s a different way to come up with answers.”

In training camp, Rodgers’ seemingly wanted more autonomy at the line of scrimmage, but his comments, Kuhn said, may have been misinterpreted.

“When they started training camp – and this happens in every training camp – the defenses usually get the best of the offense the first week of training camp,” Kuhn said. “Well, that happened here in Green Bay, but it was a little bit stronger because the offense was learning a new way of doing things. The last couple weeks, you’re really starting to see what could possibly be with this Aaron Rodgers-Matt LaFleur relationship in Green Bay. The offense has really started to show us some things, started to move the ball, and come up with some big, explosive plays.”

If Rodgers is truly unhappy, Packers fans would know it.

“Aaron is very good at subtly letting the public know how he feels about things,” Kuhn said. “This whole thing was being taken from a comment about audibles. He was merely trying to say this is a different way to do the offense. Give this thing a couple weeks, and Aaron will subtly be letting everyone know how he feels. He’s very good at communicating with the public through the media. He’s a very intelligent guy and he’s a very respectful guy, but he’ll let people know what’s going on.”

Click below to listen to Kuhn’s interview in its entirety.