Matt LaFleur: We Better Have A Short Memory
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur didn’t mince his words following their Monday night loss to the Giants.
Matt LaFleur said his team was bad in all aspects of the game and accused them of underestimating their opponents.
The 24-22 defeat leaves Green Bay at 6-7 and with a nonexistent margin for error regarding postseason qualification.
Matt LaFleur says they must put the result behind them ahead of Sunday’s matchup with the NFC-leading Tampa Bay.
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Jordan Love’s throwing was inaccurate, and he had his first game with over two interceptions since Week 10.
“Not good enough,” Love said. “Obviously, not good enough to get the job done there at the end. Obviously two costly turnovers hurt us a lot. Just not good enough.”
“Obviously, extremely disappointed,” Matt LaFleur said.
“I think our team learned a valuable lesson in terms of if you don’t play your best, it doesn’t matter who you’re playing, where you’re playing them, when you’re playing, you’re not going to win the game. We lost the turnover battle and weren’t good enough in situational ball, third-down red zone. We had plenty of opportunities. Give New York credit, they went out there, and they played better than we did tonight. This game is about execution, and we didn’t execute to the best of our ability.”
“You can look and nitpick each phase of the game,” LaFleur added. “Special teams wasn’t good enough. Offense wasn’t good enough. Defense wasn’t good enough. All three collectively, and when you’re bad in all three phases, that’s what happens. You lose the game.
“We better have a short memory. You’ve got to learn from it and move on. We’re on a short week now against a team in Tampa that is fighting for their playoff lives and the leaders of their division. So, we’re going to have to play a lot better than we did tonight in order to come out on top.”