The Green Bay Packers are undergoing a seismic organizational transition, and head coach Matt LaFleur may not survive. After a promising start to the Jordan Love era, the Packers have gone 1-5 in their last six games, scoring 20 points just once.
Green Bay, according to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, is still looking for a running back ahead of the NFL’s October 31 trade deadline. Instead, the Packers traded cornerback Rasul Douglas to the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, thereby abandoning the 2023 season.
On the Monday episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons spoke with Cousin Sal and stated that LaFleur is now on the hot seat after missing the playoffs in Aaron Rodgers’ last year with the team in 2022.
“Green Bay is going the wrong direction, and I actually think LaFleur is in first-coach-fired territory now,” Simmons said. “Yeah, I think he’s one of like three or four coaches right in there,” Cousin Sal responded.
“He might lead the league right now for there’s a flag, a positive play has been called back on offense or defense, followed by the shot of the confused coach on the sidelines. I think he’s our league leader this year — Matt Lafleur,” Simmons added. “Just kinda like, ‘Aww man, that woulda been a really good play. I can’t believe we got another penalty.’”