LaFleur and his assistants devoted a lot of time, energy and resources during the pandemic to ready themselves for what’s bound to be a rollercoaster of a 2020 NFL season.
A lot of ideas were scrapped during that process, but the information gained from those discussions gives LaFleur confidence his staff can adjust to a constantly shifting tide.
“That’s definitely something that we’ve been mindful of, because you just don’t know what’s going to happen and you have got to be ready to adjust at a moment’s notice,” LaFleur said. “You’ve got to find a way to get 11 guys out there on the field in all three phases. So yeah, we feel pretty fortunate. We’ve got a great group of coaches around us and we will be pretty fluid.”
The Packers are still in the early phases of the acclimation period for training camp. The team is now able to work as one unit, instead of split squads, after paring the roster down to 80 players following the release of quarterback Jalen Morton and fullback Elijah Wellman on Monday.
At the same time, LaFleur said the team still has two practice schedules at the ready if any currently exempt player on the COVID-19 reserve list is eligible to return. Players on that reserve list do not count against the roster limits.