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    December 17, 2019 5:08 AM EET
    We did it folks.Long gone are the iso routes and over-reliance on scramble plays; in comes the next man up in a line of potential coaching wunderkinds. The Green Bay Packers’ new coach Jamaal Williams Jersey , Matt LaFleur, was brought in to clean up the Packers’ offense and ‘repair’ Aaron Rodgers.To see how LaFleur might change up the offense, I went through The Tennessee Titans’ film and watched the passing game that LaFleur called. Even though the underlying offensive statistics (both through the air and overall) weren’t good, the playcalling didn’t appear to be the issue. Since I’m sick of talking to myself, let’s go through some of the passing schemes together.There were two things that became abundantly clear about LaFleur’s offense in 2018 that Green Bay can easily replicate. Tennessee used tons of bunch and stacked receiver formations, and there’s a creative and heavily utilized screen game.None of those things have really ever been in the Green Bay offense; while the Packers do like to call screen passes, there is very little variation to them.Let’s talk about their formations first.Bunch & Stacked FormationsBe prepared to see a lot of bunch formations in 2019.Tennessee loved to use a bunch formation; not only that, though, the groups of receivers were typically lined up close to the offensive tackles:By having your receivers in a stack formation, this causes two things; first, it’s an immediate overload of most zone coverages.Second, it creates easy opportunity for pick plays right off the line of scrimmage; if a team decides to stick with press man White Darnell Savage Jersey , it’s difficult for defenders to fight through both the receivers as well as the other defenders.To defend bunch formations, teams often do two things; they either switch the coverage into cover 2 or cover 3 zone;or they pattern match but give cushion and swap off receivers if necessary while jamming the receiver on the LOS (the Texans were slow to line up here).There’s a lot of cushion given, which creates ample room for hitches and quicker breaking routes.Not only that, but by having your receivers start closer to the QB, it makes the throw easier and faster. Marcus Mariota ends up throwing to the left side here, but pay attention to the bunch side:That’s easier money than your high school acquaintance's multi-level-marketing scheme. This wasn’t an unusual idea for LaFleur either.In the next clip they motion across the formation into a tight bunch but don’t throw to that side.When the defense shifts over to the bunch side, it leaves a cornerback and linebacker to cover a tight end and running back.Mariota recognizes the matchup on the backside, and they have Dion Lewis run an actual freaking route instead of a dumpoff.What a novel concept — a good route-running running back matched up against a linebacker, not just jogging to the sideline never expecting a pass.It’s a simple adjustment that Green Bay never decided to do under Mike McCarthy, and it hamstrung their playmakers.Anyway, watch the top of your screen:Knowing that defenses run a lot of zone coverage against bunch sets, an interesting route concept that Tennessee ran was the double post Kenny Clark Jersey , with a curl underneath.The Chargers defend this play by running what is essentially a Tampa 2 to the bunch side, and leaving the backside in man coverage to fend for himself.#31, Adrian Phillips, drops to the deep middle and picks up the first post, while the CB and LB get focused on the curl route as they are the underneath defenders.Derwin James pulls a Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and doesn’t get within 7 yards of anybody on the play, dropping way back.This leaves a window for the outside post in front of the safety and behind the linebacker.Mariota was looking at the curl route, but he had a nice lane for the outside post.Stacked formations essentially offer the same thing, without depleting the other side of your formation of receivers.Defenses will try to disrupt the man on the LOS and play soft on the receiver stacked behind him, affording the receiver time to get into his route or give ample space for quick catches.ScreensDeception is at the heart of any screen call, and Green Bay’s screen calls have been as deceptive as a Nigerian prince emailing you for $2,000,000.I want to start with my favorite one so far; the RB motion to a 5-wide formation jailbreak screen. Goodbye Ka'dar Hollman Green Bay Packers Jersey , soft coverage:The hair on my arms stood up when I envisioned Aaron Jones doing this, with Lane Taylor and Corey Linsley out in front.Let’s add some more wrinkles. I want to this offense to look like Great Gam Gam!No, no, this simply won’t do. More wrinkles!That’s more like it.Fake jet sweep, fake dive right, tight end screen left with your jet man blocking in front. I want this play to replace my blood, it makes me feel so good.If a lack of creativity truly was the demise of Mike McCarthy’s tenure in Green Bay, then the answer may have arrived in the form of a tanned dreamboat named Matt LaFleur.It goes without saying that he will need to get Aaron Rodgers on board for any potential changes, but the blueprint is there for a new, innovative offensive scheme. Tony Mandarich is included on any list of the biggest draft busts in NFL history, and he says his story is a cautionary tale not for NFL scouts who struggle to identify the top prospects coming out of college, but for NFL players who struggle with substance abuse.Mandarich said in a long interview with Jeremy Schaap on ESPN that the major challenges for him in the NFL were getting off steroids (which he says he used in college but never as a pro) and getting on painkillers (which he says he struggled with for years).“I was taking 40 Justin McCray Jersey , 50, 60 painkillers a day, and drinking,” Mandarich said of his career in the NFL, where he arrived in Green Bay as the second overall pick in the 1989 draft but played only three seasons.Mandarich also says that much of his success at Michigan State was a result of steroid use, and he says he decided when he got to the NFL to stop using steroids because the NFL’s testing program was more stringent than the testing in college football.“The testing, I felt, was too hard,” Mandarich said. “I didn’t want it even talked about, so I just didn’t do them.”Mandarich said he thought he’d only lose 10 percent of his strength when he got off steroids but lost much more than that and couldn’t be the same player. However, after quitting painkillers and getting healthy, Mandarich returned to the NFL Ka'dar Hollman Jersey 2019 , signing with the Colts in 1996 and spending three years in Indianapolis as a solid if not great player. Mandarich said that when he played with the Colts, off steroids and off painkillers, “It was the first time I played a game without a drug in my body since high school.”Today Mandarich says he’s happy and healthy and working as a photographer. He gets invited back to Green Bay when the Packers have events for former players, but he declines, saying that part of his life is behind him, and he thinks he’d get booed.