LaFleur has said he’s committed to helping Rodgers by emphasizing the run — the coach’s offense is built around the outside zone. LaFleur badly needs another running back from this year’s draft to do it, but there’s no getting around that a good running game could be Rodgers’ best friend.
LaFleur also will need his quarterback to stick with the run, though his version of the West Coast offense might have built-in protection because it doesn’t offer the latitude to change plays that McCarthy’s did. LaFleur told Green Bay TV station WBAY that most of his calls have two options for the quarterback at the line of scrimmage but don’t allow audibles to a new play.
“That has never been a part of the offensive system yet,” LaFleur said. “But I’m sure that when you are dealing with a guy that has the experience and the success that he’s had, I’m sure our offense is going to evolve and maybe that element will come into play.”