If you're looking for Coach-Speak 101, this is the blog post for you.
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur met with the media ahead of training camp this weekend. All was hunky-dory until he was asked about that night -- the night his team drafted a quarterback, Jordan Love, presumably to take the place of one of the most surgical quarterbacks the game has ever seen, Aaron Rodgers.
This was his response...
I know they're like, all but forced to say this. You don't wanna say, "yeah we plan on getting rid of Aaron Rodgers at some point, some point soon preferably." But, the draft pick says all it needs to say.
You can have this idea that you want Rodgers to play the Brett Favre in this situation, and mentor Love everyday for a few years. That's totally fine if that happens, as that would be the ideal situation. But, realistically, that doesn't always happen. I can think of MORE than a few times when a young QB was brought in to 'sit' behind the veteran, and ending up starting before the season was over, and then taking the job. Not gonna name any names, though.