Let's get to know our new rival head coach......
LaFluer began his NFL coaching career with the Texans in '08 as an offensive assistant. He assisted both wide receivers and quarterbacks during his two-year stint there and developed a close relationship with then offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Shannahans Offense ranked well coming in at #4 overall in '08 and rising to #3 in '09 based on YPG but of course how much credit should go to an assistant is debatable. Shanahan brought LaFleur to Washington to coach the quarterbacks in 2010. A primary responsibility of LaFleur's for the 2012 season was to mentor rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. *cough*
After six years of coaching in the NFL, LaFleur returned to college football as the quarterbacks' trainer at the University of Notre Dame in 2014. Seems like a step backwards to me but what do I know.
In 2015, LaFleur returned to the NFL as the quarterbacks' coach for the Atlanta Falcons working under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Riding Shanahans coat tails again In 2016, LaFleur coached Matt Ryan on his way to winning the NFL MVP. The Falcons reached Super Bowl LI, where they faced the New England Patriots, but squandered a large lead and lost 34–28 in overtime. **cough**
2017, LaFleur joined the Los Angeles Rams coaching staff as offensive coordinator, working under head coach Sean McVay.....The Rams did quite well in 17', but for some odd reason McVay and the Rams were content to let LaFleur seek a parallel move taking the same position as OC with the Titans in '18. This is very unusual, teams do not need to allow coaches to be interviewed unless it is a promotion. But they did.
The Rams of course went on to the SB last season seemingly doing just fine without LaFleur, and in fact their young QB seemed to improve dramatically without him.
The '18 Titans meanwhile finished 27th in scoring offense, 25th in total yards, and Mariota suffered one of his worst seasons as an NFL QB under LaFleur's first outing in full control of an offense. **COUGH**
So far I LIKE what I'm seeing, if this guy lives up to my expectations based on what I know from his career path so far this may end up being one of my all time favorite packer coaches..........