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Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur Tore Achilles Tendon Playing Basketball

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Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur Tore Achilles Tendon Playing Basketball

The Packers offseason from hell continues! 

On Friday, it was reported that new head coach Matt LaFleur tore his Achilles tendon playing basketball: 

The 39-year-old coach joined the Packers on a four-year deal, which includes a fifth-year option, back in January. 

Assuming LaFleur is okay, it's our civic duty to give him a hard time about this type of injury happening in a game of knockout. Not a pickup game, or a one-on-one. Knockout. Here is the appropriate order of basketball games in which it's embarrassing to tear your Achilles in: 

1. Around The World 

2. Horse

3. Knockout

4. 1-on-1

5. 3's or above, half court

6. 5's, full court

So, it could have been worse. No word yet on if Matt Nagy can hoop or how his heels are doing, but we'll be sure to update you when that information comes across our desk. 

Plenty of Bears players had their own Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph takes

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Plenty of Bears players had their own Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph takes

Thursday Night Football has a rich history of providing insanely boring games. It unites the football watching community by reminding them that hey, maybe that weeknight ACC game is a better choice (it was!). Last night's literal scrap between Cleveland and Pittsburgh broke the mold, though, and everyone brought some real Weekend Enthusiasm to their takes today. Plus there's still 48 hours before any other games, so strap in. 

There was a defensive lineman's take:

There was an offensive tackle's take: 

There was Tarik Cohen's take:

Allen Robinson was watching the Mavericks: 

The NFL just announced that Myles Garrett would be suspended indefinitely, so there will be certainly be more takes to come. When they come – and they will – from the Bears' direction, we'll have it covered. 

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Under Center Podcast: Tony Dungy & Chris Simms preview Bears/Rams

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Under Center Podcast: Tony Dungy & Chris Simms preview Bears/Rams

JJ Stankevitz catches up with NBC NFL analyst Tony Dungy about how important Sunday's Bears-Rams game is for both teams. They also discuss the degree to which the Bears miss Jordan Howard, and Lovie Smith's revival of the Fighting Illini (1:00).

Then, producer Eric Strobel and NBC's Chris Simms discuss how teams are game-planning for Khalil Mack, how and why both the Bears and Rams have disappointed this season and which franchise he'd want to be moving forward (11:00).

Listen to the episode here or via the embedded player below:

Under Center Podcast

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