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Green Bay Packers Coach Passes Away!

Written by Chris Powers

2021 has not even a very good year for professional athletes. It seems that every couple days tragedy strikes a professional sports organization when we learn that either a current or former player has passed away.

Tragedy most recently struck the Green Bay Packers when it was announced just a little bit ago that former Offensive Assistant Coach Joe Clark had passed away. Clark worked as Offensive Assistant Coach for the 1988 and 1989 seasons. He then became the Assistant Offensive Line Coach for the 1990 and 1991 seasons.

In other NFL news, current Green Bay Packers Manager Matt LaFleur recently commented on the state of the quarterback controversy currently brewing in Wisconsin. As you may know, Aaron Rodgers has made it very clear that he no longer wants to play in Green Bay which may end up putting Jordan Love in the drivers seat. See what LaFleur had to say on the subject below:

We’ll have one plan,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Thursday in his last scheduled news conference before training camp. “We’ve kind of pretty much laid that out. Just going to fine-tune some things over the next few weeks in terms of the logistics of our schedule and whatnot. We’ve got what we feel is a pretty good blueprint in terms of how to get our guys ready to play. Obviously, it is a little bit different this year in terms of the number of preseason games and then you compare it to last year, so you’re kind of leaning back on the 2019 season. We feel confident with what we’ll have in place with the guys. We’ll look forward to getting them back July 27.”

“It’s the same message it’s been all the time is you’re only one play away, so you always have to prepare like you’re the starter,” LaFleur said when asked what his message was to Love at the end of the offseason program. “And just to be very intentional about the work that you put in, to go out there with a purpose. To be mindful and in the moment. Every rep for him is so critical, whether it’s on air, on his own or it’s with us in 11-on-11 situations and he’s getting that constant coaching. And I think he’s done a great job of embracing just the whole situation, embracing learning from every rep.

“One thing we talked about after Tuesday’s practice is, ‘Hey man, you’re going to have some great days and you’re going to have some days that aren’t as great. And you’ve got to be able to ride that wave. You’re never too high, you’re never too low and just making sure that you learn from each and every rep.’ And I think he’s done a really good job of that.”

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Chris Powers

Chris Powers has been blogging since 2019 and joined PSE in February or 2021. His primary focuses on the NFL, MLB, NBA and Pop Culture. Since arriving at PSE, he has amassed nearly 10 million views.