Matt LaFleur has led the Green Bay Packers to another NFC North (potential) title-winning season in 2020. Aaron Rodgers and Co. sit comfortably at the summit of their division table above Matt Nagy’s Chicago Bears.
The 36-year-old Rodgers is having an MVP caliber season with his beloved Packers. The 2-time NFL MVP has already thrown for 2,500+yard with 26 touchdowns against just 3 interceptions.
Apart from A-Rod, the likes of WR Davante Adams, RB Aaron Jones, OT David Bakhtiari, TE Robert Tonyan, and WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling have been impressive over the course of the recent weeks.
But what’s the secret behind the Packers’ success and consistency over the years? Here’s an inside source.
Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett shared an interesting ‘inside story’ at the pre-game press meet. Hackett spoke about how cult Hollywood character ‘Austin Powers’ (played by Mike Myers) has had an unlikely impact on the Wisconsin-based NFL franchise.
“Um, yeah, there’s this guy. He’s, he’s a villain. His name is Goldmember…It’s an Austin Powers movie, I’m a big fan of Austin Powers, really enjoyed those and Goldmember’s one of those guys that loves gold.
“And I think you got to respect somebody that really loves gold. For us, when you get into the inside of the 20-yard line, you have a chance to score touchdowns, more touchdowns we score, everybody gets gold, it kind of is something that we’ve kind of built on.
“And it’s just kind of evolved into this fun and exciting experience so that once everybody gets into the gold area, they’re thinking about getting the gold and I mean, the whole idea is to score touchdowns and for those guys that celebrate together, I think that’s so, so important,” Hackett said.
What an interesting piece of Packers trivia indeed. We knew Aaron Rodgers was a die-hard fan of Game Of Thrones and The Office, let’s add Austin Powers to that list as well.