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Packers fans seem confused about the new head coach

Associated Press
Posted at 9:20 PM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 22:20:50-05

MILWAUKEE — The Green Bay Packers named Matt LeFleur their new head coach just as the 39-year-old just finished his first season as the offensive coordinator with the Tennessee Titans.

LeFleur is anything but a household and some fans were definitely confused.

"I'm going to be honest I have never heard of the guy," said Corey Piper on his way to the Bucks game.

For those who do know him, such as WTMJ Sports Central with Greg Matzek host, he likes what he the sees.

"Keep in mind nobody knew much about Mike Holmgren when he came to Green Bay. I don't think anybody knew anything about Mike McCarthy when he came to Green Bay it doesn't mean he doesn't come with a strong resume and great credentials," said Matzek.

ESPN Milwaukee raidio host Gabe Neitze said LeFleur has what the NFL wants.

"At 39-years-old, he's a young offensive mind. Everybody in the NFL is looking for the young offensive mind. That can take the offense to the next level," said Neitzel.

And when it comes to whether he will bring out the best in Aaron Rodgers, Matzek thinks he's a good fit.

"He's only a few years older than Aaron Rodgers. I think if you bring a bright and different approach to the offensive that's a little bit more today's NFL," said Matzek. "I think that's what you will see with Matt LaFleur in Green Bay."

Fans said they are ready to start a new chapter for the Packers.

"He's young, there's a a lot of opportunity, we'll see what comes," said Ryan Glasford of Milwaukee.

"I feel he's positive, he should make a difference and should probably get the best out of Aaron Rodgers and probably make the playoffs again," said Justin Schuller of South Milwaukee.

LaFleur is the youngest Packers head coach since Curly Lambeau, who was a player and a coach at the same time back in the early 1900s.