Coach Matt LaFleur has one easy request for Inexperienced Bay Packers followers. Principally, LaFleur desires them to get rid of one thing that ought to have been finished away with in, oh, 1994.
That might be none apart from “The Wave.” When the Packers have the ball, LaFleur mentioned, maybe followers can chorus from partaking in that little slice of American sports activities historical past.
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“We’re going to have some talks with some folks in our constructing about how we might help educate our followers in sure conditions,” LaFleur advised reporters. “However I really like our followers, in the beginning. I feel we now have the perfect followers within the Nationwide Soccer League. The help they present after we’re at residence, after we’re on the highway, is second to none. So, I all the time wish to begin out with that earlier than I develop into essential of them.”
LaFleur then made his request, oh so delicately.
“However, actually, while you’re on offense and it’s a 3rd down state of affairs, I’d slightly not hear the ‘Go Pack Go’ chant and, after we’re on offense, I’d slightly not see ‘The Wave,'” he added. “I’d slightly see that after we’re on protection.”
So, apart from the coach of probably the most ardently supported franchises asking followers to tone it down, how can the Packers wave goodbye to this pretty lame type of cheering?
Effectively, LaFleur talked about the potential for refined reminders by way of the massive video scoreboard at Lambeau Area. “Hopefully, a few of our gamers will volunteer” to unfold the phrase, LaFleur mentioned.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers backed his coach, citing reminiscences of followers doing The Wave throughout a 31-12 blowout of the Miami Dolphins. Rodgers recommended that followers don’t essentially must cease altogether — however slightly decide their spots.
“It’s OK when it’s 31-12,” Rodgers mentioned. “It’s not that huge of a deal. If it was 31-all, possibly take it simple. I feel they get a little bit bored possibly typically, they usually’re like, ‘What are we going to do right here?’ As a result of I used to be watching from the sideline at one level, it was within the third quarter, and I noticed like 4 folks proper throughout from me — this might be about behind their bench from the 40-yard line — type of arise and do it.
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“And I used to be pondering to myself, ‘I guess you they’re going to do it after we’re on offense.’ And so they did, and we love them.”