Aaron Rodgers' relationship with his coaches has been a topic for years, so it's a good sign that Matt LaFleur is willing to listen.
Allen Lazard to get a chance. Lazard responded with four catches, 65 yards and a touchdown to help packers come back for a 23-22 win over the Lions.
"I may have put in a good word there in the fourth quarter to get him some opportunities, Rodgers said.
The Packers were without Davante Adams because of his or her injury, and Geronimo Allison left with a head and chest injury. Then rookie Darrius Shepherd played one off his face in the hands of the Lions at the 1-yard line.
Lazard was an undrafted rookie from Iowa last year, spending most of his time on the Jaguars practice squad before the Packers signed him in December. Rodgers in a game yet, but was caught twice, the second going for a 35-yard touchdown. He then caught three more passes on the game-winning drive.
"I actually sit next to him in the team meetings, and we've struck up a pretty good friendship," Rodgers said. The thing that got me what, which you love as a quarterback, and that's the receivers coming back and telling you the ball and what he wants to run. The big first down we had on him on the out route, that which he came back to the huddle and telling me what he wanted. Lazard did.
And having the endorsement of the guy throwing the ball helps, as long as he delivers when given a chance the way Lazard did.