Matt LaFleur: Detroit Whooped Us Pretty Good
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur didn’t mince his words in assessing their 34 – 20 defeat to the Lions.
A flop of a first half proved too much to overcome as Green Bay entered halftime 27 – 3. Although they brought it back to 27 – 17, the offense and the run defense couldn’t get it together.
Quarterback Jordan Love had two interceptions and was sacked five times by Detroit. Matt LaFleur says the team has to do a better job of shielding him.
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“Give Detroit a lot of credit. They came in and whooped us pretty good,” Matt LaFleur said. Jerr
“I was pleased with our team’s effort in the second half. I challenged them at halftime to just continue to go out and compete and I felt we did that. We had an opportunity; we were down 10 and we had a bad penalty to make it a three-possession game.
But, every area, there’s a lot of improvement out there for us. I think any time you go out there and you can’t effectively run the football and conversely can’t stop the run, that’s a recipe for losing football and that’s what happened tonight. Give Detroit credit. We knew they were a tough opponent, but they manhandled us really in every phase.”
“It’s hard to throw on your back. We have to protect him better,” LaFleur said of Love.
“I mean, you saw it. We got our ass kicked. If I knew, it wouldn’t have happened,” he said.
“It wasn’t good enough. They whipped us. They manhandled us. Again, if I knew the answer to that, it wouldn’t have happened.
“We’re going to have to do something different because it’s insane to do the same things over and over again and expect a different result,” LaFleur added.