Im a bit concerned how a guy that has never been a HC is going to take the packers to NFCnorth champs or NFC champs or even the super bowl ... I know I know McVay ... but seriously. The NFL news peeps love to do this ... they like comparing one person to some bygone hero (oh this running back runs like b. sanders etc ...(even thou the same guy never played professional ball))
So LaFleur being a 1st year HC what will the most likely path take him and us? ... Perhaps farther then I think.
Whats your take? ... or thoughts ...
First I've always disliked the McVay comparisons as well, because Kyle Shanahan is a clearly better comparison in my mind, since they've worked together much longer. Also because McVay is much more stuck on staying with 3 WRs and 1 TE packages where Shanahan and LaFleur use a lot of different packages and personal.
As far as never being a head coach before, that doesn't bother me much, because that means they must of failed as a head coach first to be a FA coach, that's not necessary a good thing.
And a lot of the successful college coaches haven't seemed to be making the move and college is a different type of player too.
Where there are currently a lot of teams taking chances on younger coaches or successful offense coordinators.
Take even Sean Payton, I think the Cowboys fans regret not making him their head coach, instead the Saints did and have loved it. Sure there are failures too, but that's where the market is, taking chances and getting young smart offensive head coaches locked up.