Stephen A. wonders if Aaron Rodgers will ignore Matt LaFleur | Stephen A. Smith Show

  • Published on Jan 9, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith is skeptical of the Green Bay Packers' hiring of former Titans OC Matt LaFleur as their new head coach. Stephen A. notes that the Titans' 2018 offense was below average and questions if Aaron Rodgers will respect the new 39-year-old play-caller for Green Bay.
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Comments • 145

  • Spongequan
    Spongequan Month ago

    Who’s here after he tore his Achilles

  • Wes Edwards
    Wes Edwards 3 months ago

    Should of never traded jordy nelson and should of released mason crosby

  • David From Colorado
    David From Colorado 3 months ago +1

    Matt LaFleur wasnt calling the plays 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Looks like Stephan A. already making excuses for when Aaron Rodgers fails again.

  • James Ravenell
    James Ravenell 3 months ago

    Matt LaFleur was calling plays in LA he obviously wasn't getting credit for it so that is why he went to the Titans

    TANK SHERMAN 5 months ago

    Idiot hot take. Like any leadership position, McCarthy lost Rodgers over the years because he failed to explain the “why” when designing the offense. McCarthy’s fundamental breakdown in leadership was a failure of buy-in from his QB. If LaFleur can get buy-in from Rodgers, then they will win games.

  • ImHighC
    ImHighC 5 months ago

    Mike McCarthy should have never been fired, rodgers is the reason we failed last year #TradeAaronRodgers

  • Aaron Zepplin
    Aaron Zepplin 5 months ago

    This is boring. Do you trust this guy who has "no clue", or the Packers organization that spent the last six weeks of the season digging into this hire. Gimme a break. Stephen A. is a Rodgers fan, but he's fucking clueless. What a waste of time.

  • Kelly Blevins
    Kelly Blevins 5 months ago

    And I have one more comment before I don't really care either way am I calm it is is Stephen A Smith Des told the records for last two seasons is not made the playoffs and you mean to tell me is Aaron Rodgers not going to listen to a head coach bull

  • Kelly Blevins
    Kelly Blevins 5 months ago

    You know it doesn't matter what and all this is ESPN people whoever is in NFL talks about NFL one thing about it a coach is bigger than what your quarterback is and if her car ficht Aaron Rodgers will go just like if it's conflict in Kansas City with the quarterback Patrick Mahomes will go no player is above a head coach and I don't care what ESPN or anybody else says that's the way it goes in all sports

  • steve elliott
    steve elliott 6 months ago

    If you have no idea what's going on shut the hell up lol and walker was out

  • Jordan Uecker
    Jordan Uecker 6 months ago

    I think Aaron will not have the chance to go against the new head coach just purely because of all of this media attention about him being difficult to work with. Even if he wants to retaliate he will know he can’t because the SECOND he does the media will be on that shit

  • Tennesseekayak D
    Tennesseekayak D 6 months ago

    Aaron Rodgers doesn’t need coaching.

  • Jack Williford
    Jack Williford 6 months ago

    Is S. Smith the most abnoxious sports commentator today?

  • Tony’s Garage
    Tony’s Garage 6 months ago

    Stephen you a Rodgers fan or not? Whats up with this slandering?

  • Gods World
    Gods World 6 months ago +3

    Aaron Rodgers is the main reason why the Green Bay Packers will go down hill from here, it’s a ‘’WE GAME’’ not a ME game.....👈🏼

    • Gods World
      Gods World 6 months ago

      Exactly: He’s old, he’s injury prone, his salary cap is killing the team and he’s bringing the team down, 👈🏼 they need to get rid of him...F off dump ass, You be lucky to be 8 and 8 next year, everyone is passing you by, while I’m at the BREWERS SUCK TO!!!!

    • Sean wall
      Sean wall 6 months ago +1

      Yeah its such a me game he was willing to risk injury after he almost tore his acl in week 1 and played every game and even after being eliminated from the play offs still kept playing risking injury which ended up in a concussion. But yea hes a "me" player right stfu you dont even know wtf youre talking about

  • Dan Roberts
    Dan Roberts 6 months ago +1

    Could you turn him up more I can't hear him

  • xnreyescj
    xnreyescj 6 months ago +10

    Why is he hollering? The mic is right there ?

  • Steven M.
    Steven M. 6 months ago +1

    Stephen, as usual is missing the bigger picture. The Titans offensive numbers last year are irrelevant. Mike McCarthy came from a LAST RANKED offense in SF and did just fine. What Stephen A is saying is "Mark Murphy and Gute are stupid." I disagree. They aren't giving Rodgers $150 million to throw his weight around either. He WILL work WITH this coach, or he WILL fall by the wayside. Lets wait and see huh.

  • dylan gross
    dylan gross 6 months ago +4

    29th worst is the 4th worst...

  • Gifted Images LLC
    Gifted Images LLC 6 months ago +1

    wouldn't it surely behove him to at least give him a chance??? And if it was really that coveted of a job, wouldn't far bigger names be in the mix for it? ....Like McDaniels, for example?

  • jonathan
    jonathan 6 months ago

    Bruh really mad Aaron's not in the steelers lol🤣💀

  • Broski 123
    Broski 123 6 months ago
    said The Same Exact Thing about Sean McVay

  • Devin Cheatham
    Devin Cheatham 6 months ago

    I'm not sure yet either, there really wasn't much of big names for HC that would've been home runs for this team. Not one sexy name was truly out there.

  • Trebor Ortiz
    Trebor Ortiz 6 months ago +1


  • Treyton A.
    Treyton A. 6 months ago +3

    No. Lafleur could have stayed in LA this year and he would have without a doubt be the #1 coaching candidate for all teams! He went to Tennessee to take the next step to becoming a head coach. He's ready and is able to lead.

  • Hunter Mielke
    Hunter Mielke 6 months ago

    apparently Lafleur got a call from Aaron Rodgers before he actually got an offer

  • Majik0715
    Majik0715 6 months ago

    That's right Stephen A you "don't know what the hell is going on". Shut your big ugly face. LOL.

  • packr72
    packr72 6 months ago +4

    The media is amazing. They can make a guy who played under the same coach for 13 years into a coach killer.

  • Mike Stanecki
    Mike Stanecki 6 months ago

    S.A.S. doesn't know his butt from a hole in the ground.

  • Txusmc69
    Txusmc69 6 months ago

    Why does he act like Marcus Mariota it's on the same level is Aaron Rodgers? Did he ever think maybe it wasn't the offense but just maybe it was because he has a quarterback that's only been in the league of few years and it's still basically learning the ropes. It's not like when Rogers went out last year Brett Hundley came in and play like Aaron Rodgers.

  • Falcon
    Falcon 6 months ago

    To quote you, you clown: "Let's pump the brakes!"

  • ramon g
    ramon g 6 months ago

    He left out like 3 A's tho when he was saying baaaaaaaad man lmao

  • Taylor Harris
    Taylor Harris 6 months ago

    00:02 - 00:03
    I thought my internet cut out.

  • Craig Leavy
    Craig Leavy 6 months ago

    No issues but all negative comments SAS give him a chance and you fail to mention his personal in TEN

  • True That Boxing
    True That Boxing 6 months ago +1

    Well Stephen A. unfortunately for you the Packers care less for what you think. This is the guy they hired and nothing can change that. So all that can be done is hope for the best.

  • Nath John
    Nath John 6 months ago +1

    Not even a Packers fan... But why is everyone ignoring the fact Marcus Mariota is utter trash? The fact the Titans had the 7th ranked rushing attack is a huge plus considering teams would just stack the box against them, LaFluer isn't a bad hire at all IMO... Stephen A really is a dumbass.

  • Detroit Mi Dunkin
    Detroit Mi Dunkin 6 months ago

    Fuck Aaron Rodgers

  • jake08311
    jake08311 6 months ago

    The real question is, does or should anyone care what another idiotic rant Stephen A shouts out have any meaning whatsoever? There really is a simple answer. This guy is so full of himself that he doesn't have a clue when he is spinning off the rails. Unfortunately, Stephen A is turning into a very bad mirror image of Colin Cowherd and that is just sad.

  • Dreb23
    Dreb23 6 months ago

    Maybe that’s why Aaron Rodgers hasn’t made it to super in the past decade because he doesn’t respect people he being too head strong

    • Computer
      Computer 6 months ago

      How many championships has your quarterback won😪

  • ThatOneGuy 123
    ThatOneGuy 123 6 months ago

    Lmao they took someone from the TITANS! The suck dick and the Packers will be worse lmao

  • LeeTravius Mckay
    LeeTravius Mckay 6 months ago +8

    6:12-6:16 Stephen A 😂😂😂

  • Jed I. Knight
    Jed I. Knight 6 months ago

    I hope he gets traded or something. They doing him so dirty. Like why tf they doing that!!😭😭😭😭

  • Juan Romero
    Juan Romero 6 months ago

    Bench his bitchass till he learns some respect that's all you gotta do lmao

  • sam reddy
    sam reddy 6 months ago

    Yes for sure you don't know anything

    • Metro Tmobil
      Metro Tmobil 6 months ago

      U white people don't like a black man to speak his mind one day u will pay for ur actions maybe not here but when u leave this world

  • Gary Ridgeway
    Gary Ridgeway 6 months ago

    Stephen a just mad they didn’t hire a black dude I promise you he wouldn’t be bashing Matt if he were black

  • Sunmad Parkcir
    Sunmad Parkcir 6 months ago +1

    Packers just likes M Name

  • llewylnmoss
    llewylnmoss 6 months ago

    You are definitely knocking him by continuously bringing up his record.

  • Mr. Josh
    Mr. Josh 6 months ago +1

    sorry stephen a. but youre not a real steelers fan. Plus big ben won us 2 superbowls and rodger has only 1.. against the steelers which sucked but we had the chance to get 3 and could have won that game too.

    • omieg89
      omieg89 6 months ago

      Mr. Josh Big Ben was atrocious during the Steelers super bowl 40 run. They won in spite of him.

  • Bobby Walsh
    Bobby Walsh 6 months ago

    You don’t think he talked with him? You don’t think ownership went straight to Rogers and said are you good with this? I’m confident they did.

    • cpk1994
      cpk1994 6 months ago

      No because they already told him he had no say. The law needs to be laid down with Rodgers and make it quite clear he is not above the team and his selfish antics will no longer be tolerated.

  • Geoff Thompson
    Geoff Thompson 6 months ago +4

    People are forgetting Matt LaFleur helped create a wining system in Tennessee, to the point that losing Marcus Mariota in their final game cost them a spot in the playoffs. The Colts got an easy touchdown when Tennessee had to gamble on a 4th down late in the game. And they also got easy points, along with the points the Titans lost, with 2 picks Marcus Mariota wouldn't have thrown. That's a 14 to 21 point swing, with Tennessee easily winning the game. The rankings of their offense don't matter because they created a winning formula, including Matt LaFleur's play calling, as Mike Vrabel talked about. LaFleur also coached the Rams and knows the system from an offensive juggernaut.
    The Packers made a good move.

    • Mark s
      Mark s 6 months ago

      @Lalala wrong Titans would have won with Mariota. Coming from a Patriots fan. Titans are extremely talented and underrated. They just couldn't pass without Mariota

    • Lalala
      Lalala 6 months ago

      Colts were the better team , even if Titans had Mariota healthy

    • George Ismail
      George Ismail 6 months ago

      You might have to rewatch this segment again from SAS cause apparently you weren't listening!!!

  • Jan Nelle
    Jan Nelle 6 months ago +1

    People act like Aaron Rodgers is a horrible person and doesn't want to be coached.

  • Laura m Rutledge
    Laura m Rutledge 6 months ago +1

    I bet Rodgers would listen to me

  • Techno-mage
    Techno-mage 6 months ago +1

    Apparently Rodgers thinks he should be the coach and QB. You can't coach a guy who wants to go rogue.
    Just maybe GB would've had a better season if Rodgers actually did what he was supposed to; cuz clearly his rogue ways ended in failure.

  • Clown
    Clown 6 months ago

    You coach him

  • Austin
    Austin 6 months ago +2

    Stephen A Smith is retarded

  • Nicki Minaj
    Nicki Minaj 6 months ago +5

    I dont believe this will make a difference

  • kaream ghanem
    kaream ghanem 6 months ago +10

    He said the same thing about Sean mcvay. How he came from the Redskins offensive coordinator look at him.

  • Charissa Thompson
    Charissa Thompson 6 months ago +10

    This could be disaster

  • AMN Gang
    AMN Gang 6 months ago

    Matt Floor😂😂😂

  • SaucEScrillA ScrillA9128
    SaucEScrillA ScrillA9128 6 months ago +3

    Everybody relax 😭

  • Carlos Inda
    Carlos Inda 6 months ago

    I wonder when will Stephen a smith get aaron rodgers dick out of his mouth?

  • Hail-Mary J
    Hail-Mary J 6 months ago +10

    Rodgers is great, but his ego is TOO damn big to listen to anybody. If I had a dollar for everytime I've seen him roll his eyes at somebody....

    • Sean wall
      Sean wall 6 months ago

      @Massachusetts Sports Central then i must be mistaking you for someone else

    • Massachusetts Sports Central
      Massachusetts Sports Central 6 months ago

      Have never once ended an argument with "5 Rings"
      That is a BFD but that isn't a be all end all.

    • Sean wall
      Sean wall 6 months ago

      @Massachusetts Sports Central no because i was the one using stats where you said 5 rings and ignored performance or talent around players. Not that it matters its an opinion everyones entitled to it, idk maybe you did have a good argument but way too many people just use 5 rings and nothing else

    • Massachusetts Sports Central
      Massachusetts Sports Central 6 months ago

      +Sean wall if you remember someone that likely gave a shit ton of stats and facts to support any point that I made to scores of ignorant idiots, then yes same guy.

    • Sean wall
      Sean wall 6 months ago

      @Massachusetts Sports Central oh i remember your ass with all that ignorance if youre the same massachusetts sports central from months ago

  • youngboy3082
    youngboy3082 6 months ago +21

    Damn ESPN putting SAS to work

  • Anthony Slazas
    Anthony Slazas 6 months ago +1

    Aaron will give a chance one preseason game if he doesn't like what he hears he be tuning out Matt and doing what he thinks is best. Arizona might not be the only team to fire a coach after 1 year.

  • Domingo Viera
    Domingo Viera 6 months ago

    This guy Matt has no resume. Titans offense sucks and beat bad teams in 2018.

  • Frankie Russell
    Frankie Russell 6 months ago +4

    Aaron Rodgers might step on Matt Le Floor.

  • Revy's Bitch
    Revy's Bitch 6 months ago +64

    I think people are blowing Rodgers "ignoring" McCarthy out of proportion. Seems to me like he just didn't like a particular play and changed it, I think almost every veteran QB in the league does that. Also Stephen A sounds just like he did when McVay got hired and we all know how that turned out. Maybe he should wait and see before criticizing.

    • Techno-mage
      Techno-mage 6 months ago +1

      @Droid6689 To be fair, there is no way of knowing which plays were rogue and which weren't. Therefore I yield to that.

    • Droid6689
      Droid6689 6 months ago +1

      @Techno-mage How do you know his rogue plays ended in falure? The only one I know of was a 40 yard bomb to MVS. The legendary toss to Jared Cook in the playoffs years back was also reportedly a "rogue play"

    • Revy's Bitch
      Revy's Bitch 6 months ago

      @cpk1994 Someone sounds biased...

    • cpk1994
      cpk1994 6 months ago

      There is a difference between changing a play at the LOS because of the defensive look(which is what all the other QB's do and Rodgers undermining his coach by changing plays he doesn't like before he even looks at the defense. Rodgers quit on McCarthy and it shows him to be nothing but a selfish piece of garbage..

  • Tyron Wells
    Tyron Wells 6 months ago +4

    Cant wait for us to win as a team not Arod and Adams

    • AGK927
      AGK927 6 months ago

      @Tyron Wells Yes Sir all the way. Dont forget a out Alexander and even josh jackson they will be really good

    • Tyron Wells
      Tyron Wells 6 months ago

      @AGK927 And Aaron Jones

    • AGK927
      AGK927 6 months ago

      Dont forget about Martinez he was 2nd in tackles this year and last year he was 1st

  • Sanctimonious Max
    Sanctimonious Max 6 months ago +18

    surely Aaron Rodgers will respond to the demands of a former backup QB for the Omaha Beef

  • Mr. do it yourself
    Mr. do it yourself 6 months ago +2

    It wont work out

  • The Future Is Here
    The Future Is Here 6 months ago

    Great analysis SAS
    Hue Jackson deserves this job more than this jabroni
    Why does he deserve the Packers job?

  • Codename Crescent Centaur

    I think it's a good hired. Whoever Green Bay decides to go get to be their HC, people are still gonna complain no matter what.

    • Run Ronaldo Run #THEBESTINTHEWORLD
      Run Ronaldo Run #THEBESTINTHEWORLD 6 months ago

      Pfft the Offense he worked with was 27th in the league and Titans fans where complaining that they aren't using Derrick Henry correctly.

  • Seikou Sawaneh
    Seikou Sawaneh 6 months ago +3

    That’s last comment about Ben and Aaron Rodgers was so disrespectful 😭 I don’t hear no excuses next year


    Pfft why is it the same people every time? Can't anyone just get a different coach... The Packers really should've looked deeper for a new head coach. I still don't think Matt LeFleur will fix everything. Joke front office.

  • Slick Ric
    Slick Ric 6 months ago +52

    Aaron Goat Rodgers haters incoming..

    • Skoldier 19 Vikings
      Skoldier 19 Vikings Month ago

      Rodgers is an arrogant whiny scumbag

    • Codename Crescent Centaur
      Codename Crescent Centaur 4 months ago

      @Levi LaBuda gam!ng cry louder so that we can hear the bitch you really are. Fucken pathetic ass rodgers fan.

    • Ch33seWeasel
      Ch33seWeasel 5 months ago +1

      @Walter Sobchak I've watched all of Favre's and Rodgers' careers, and there is no doubt in my mind, that while Favre was arguably more fun to watch, that Rodgers is the better player. More accurate, better on the run, better on the pre-read snap, far less prone to mistakes.
      There are very few losses that I can point to and say; "Rodgers cost us this game." The opposite is true of Favre. I'm not going to sit here and say Rodgers is perfect; He does hold on to the ball too long, last year seemed to be a breaking point between he and McCarthy, he is semi-prone to injury, and it's clear he's no the easiest guy to work with. But to say something this lacking in proof is utterly ridiculous. Rodgers currently has the highest passer rating of all time. He currently has a 4:1 INT:TD ratio.
      Consider this year; Rodgers had a down year, I agree with this completely and wholeheartedly. But a down year for Aaron Rodgers means he threw for 4,444 yards 25 TDs and only threw 2 INTs.
      Quick bit of trivia, and seriously go find the INTs, BOTH passes that were intercepted HIT Jimmy Graham square in the hands before being intercepted by the defender. Neither pick was even his fault.
      Brett Favre threw at least 13 INTs in every season he played in the league, except once; His first with the Vikings (7) Aaron Rodgers on the other hand has only two seasons in which he threw double digit-INTs, His first season, 2008, and the year the won the super bowl, 2010 with 11.

    • Ch33seWeasel
      Ch33seWeasel 5 months ago +1

      @kevin w Bill is the Greatest Coach of All Time. Brady might have won a title or two without him.

    • Ch33seWeasel
      Ch33seWeasel 5 months ago +1

      @Liftedbari Nope, it's Rodgers, he can make all the throws Marino ever could, but does it way better than he ever did it on the run.

  • IllisT 91
    IllisT 91 6 months ago +6

    Packers blow !! Tryna find the next mcvay or nagy. TRY AGAIN CHEESEHEADS

    • Treyton A.
      Treyton A. 6 months ago

      @IllisT 91 lmao this man said mustard. double retardation here

    • Daltonh
      Daltonh 6 months ago

      @IllisT 91 mustard? To go with your salt? I think the word you were looking for might be --> "mustered"

    • Lalala
      Lalala 6 months ago

      Nagy is trash, just a window dresser

    • ThatOneGuy 123
      ThatOneGuy 123 6 months ago

      Giants are better than both teams!

    • lem farba
      lem farba 6 months ago +4

      @IllisT 91 By the way, that SB back in 86 is the only one the Bears have ever won.