Matt LaFleur takes over in Green Bay as the head coach
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur has never been in charge of an NFL team before, and until last year had never called plays for one either.
On Wednesday, he took over the Green Bay Packers, who have missed the playoffs two years in a row — and a team with a two-time MVP quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, whom LaFleur must help to get back to playing his best.
"I briefly spoke to (Rodgers) prior to accepting the job," LaFleur said during an introductory news conference at Lambeau Field.
Packers president Murphy to hire next coach, GM involved
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers' head-coaching vacancy should be appealing for one big reason.
He plays quarterback and signed a four-year, $134 million contract extension this year.
Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, though, will not be involved in the process of selecting Mike McCarthy's successor, but is free to provide input, team president Mark Murphy said on Monday.
Cardinals stun fading Packers at Lambeau; McCarthy fired
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The lowly Arizona Cardinals pulled off an upset at Lambeau Field that was so much a stunner that the Green Bay Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy after the game.
Zane Gonzalez kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:41 left, Green Bay's Mason Crosby missed a 49-yard attempt as time expired and the Cardinals braved wintry conditions to hold on for a 20-17 victory on Sunday.
Jim Taylor, fierce fullback for mighty Packers, dies at 83
Jim Taylor, the ferocious Hall of Fame fullback who embodied the Green Bay Packers' unstoppable ground game during the Vince Lombardi era and helped the team win four NFL titles and the first Super Bowl, died Saturday. He was 83.
He died unexpectedly at a hospital in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the team said.
Taylor played on the great Packer teams and was the league's MVP in 1962. He scored the first rushing touchdown in Super Bowl history.
Giving and caring: Jordy Nelson’s family had lasting impact on northeastern Wisconsin
GREEN BAY (WBAY) — Many fans in northeast Wisconsin may be disappointed Jordy Nelson won't be suiting up for the green and gold next year, but there is sadness from many organizations and nonprofits that witnessed the impact he made off the field.
Packers: Team president Mark Murphy promotes Ed Policy on business side
GREEN BAY -- Mark Murphy may not spend time helping coach Mike McCarthy with game-planning -- as the Green Bay Packers president/CEO said he would be when asked what conversations he and McCarthy would be regularly having under the team’s new power structure.
Tom Oates: Brian Gutekunst a good hire as Packers’ general manager, but leadership structure is a cause for concern
GREEN BAY — For 24 hours, people thought Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy had hired a new general manager with all the proper credentials and that the process of fixing the team’s depleted roster would begin in earnest.
On Monday, they found out who Murphy really hired as general manager.
Packers: Amid colossal changes, Mike McCarthy hopes to restore championship mentality
GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy smiled at the memory. It’s been nearly seven years now since the Green Bay Packers’ coach shared the postgame podium with general manager Ted Thompson and team president Mark Murphy, passing the Lombardi Trophy back and forth, celebrating the team’s Super Bowl XLV championship, together.
Tom Oates: GM hire holds key to Mike McCarthy’s future in Green Bay
GREEN BAY — Although the winds of change are blowing through all levels of the Green Bay Packers football operation, it’s possible we haven’t seen anything yet.
Badgers football: Wisconsin set to make ‘major scheduling announcement’ with Notre Dame, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers
The University of Wisconsin, Notre Dame, the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers are holding a joint press conference Monday at 11:30 a.m. in Chicago to announce a "major football scheduling announcement," per a UW release.
Packers propose naming Ashwaubenon road Ron Wolf Way
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have proposed designating a new roadway in the Titletown District near Lambeau Field as Ron Wolf Way.
The organization says the proposed change will be discussed at an Aug. 22 meeting of the Village Board of Ashwaubenon. The village's Plan Commission formally reviewed the proposal on Tuesday.
Packers president Mark Murphy says the road will be appropriately named in honor of Wolf's "tremendous impact" on the Packers organization.
Packers: Super Bowl in Minneapolis on team president Mark Murphy’s mind at annual shareholders meeting
GREEN BAY -- Afterward, Mark Murphy made sure he clarified one thing: It was not intended as a guarantee. Let’s call it a lesson in Midwestern geography with a dash of hopeful thinking mixed in.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Training camp has yet to begin and Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy is already looking forward to the end of the season.
Finishing the year at the Super Bowl, which is being played in Minneapolis at the home of the NFC North rival Vikings, would be quite a treat for Packers fans.
"I tell you it's going to be a lot of fun this year for all our fans to drive across the state of Wisconsin," Murphy joked at the Packers' annual stockholders meeting on Monday.
Packers: Green Bay posts net income of $72.8 million for 2016-17 fiscal year
GREEN BAY — Calling the club “a very financially stable organization” — something that couldn’t always be said during some fiscally challenging eras of the Green Bay Packers’ storied history — team president and CEO Mark Murphy unveiled yet another in-the-black balance sheet to reporters on Wednesday.
Packers: Team president Mark Murphy won’t push GM Ted Thompson into retirement
GREEN BAY — For that vocal faction of Green Bay Packers fans who have turned complaining about general manager Ted Thompson into an offseason hobby, team president/CEO Mark Murphy has some bad news for you: Neither Murphy nor the organization wants to push the longtime GM into retirement — even if it means losing out on attractive candidates to replace him.
- Wisconsin State JournalWith staff nearing completion, new Packers coach Matt LaFleur gets ready to get to workFebruary 7, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalTom Oates: NFL, college ranks offer plenty of candidates — each with doubts — to be next Packers coachDecember 16, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalTom Oates: General manager Brian Gutekunst is most qualified to find next Packers coachDecember 5, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsPackers President on Mike McCarthy firing: 'We needed a new voice'December 4, 2018
- The SunUConn Romps by Notre DameDecember 3, 2018