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Packers' Matt LaFleur tells team to sack third-down sack celebrations, says they take too much time

Playoffs: Packers versus Cowboys
Posted at 7:24 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 20:27:10-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Za'Darius Smith said he will no longer be doing his signature celebrations after third-down sacks.

According to Smith, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur asked the defensive captain to stop, for fear that the celebrations are taking too much time.

Also, if the opponent wants to go for it on the fourth down, the Packers could get caught in a bad spot.

NFL rules call for celebrations not to exceed 40 seconds.