By BOB McGINN
Mike McCarthy paid lip service to special teams for 13 years and now his successor, Matt LaFleur, is off to a similar start.
Like McCarthy, LaFleur made his mark coaching quarterbacks, the position furthest removed from the kicking game. Neither had any experience coaching special teams before being named the coach of the Green Bay Packers.
LaFleur’s shared background with McCarthy made it critical that he hire someone with a track record of success in the NFL so as a first-time head coach he wouldn’t feel compelled to baby-sit special teams with every day bringing fres...
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