Matt LaFleur Is Only First-Year Coach to Win in Week 1
It is not easy to be a first-year coach. There is a great deal of hype for a new coach. People are excited to hopefully have a coach that will lead them into the future. The first game of the year doesn’t always go as planned though. Last year, no first-year coach won their first game of the season. This year, one coach tied (Shoutout to Lions for being the complete joke that they are as a franchise) and one coach won. That one coach was Matt LaFleur on Thursday night. That has to be a good omen, right?
Of the seven new head coaches that have played so far this week, #Packers coach Matt LaFleur is the only one to win.
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) September 9, 2019
Looking at all of the first-year guys, LaFleur probably has the most talented roster out of them. But the game he had was not easy at all. Only Zac Taylor, his former co-worker, had a tougher game having to start his coaching career in Seattle. LaFleur started his career in Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. He is also the first Packers coach to win in Chicago since Vince Lombardi. Sure, things were not pretty in first time out as a head coach but not many people are facing the Bears defense. Let’s keep it up in the home opener. No Ray Rhodes shit, Matt, although, Minnesota Vikings are a much better team than that Jets team.