Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love didn't impress in preseason finale against the Buffalo Bills but still coach Matt LeFleur insisted that the second-year quarterback did some good things. After suffering a 19-0 defeat to the Bills, the Packers finished their preseason winless.
"I think for the most part he's done a nice job," Packers coach LaFleur said after Saturday's game. "Certainly these are teachable moments, and I think you have to experience those and go through those in a game setting to really learn from them, so I'm pretty certain that he will learn from those mistakes and hopefully he doesn't repeat them."
Love finished 12-for-18 for 149 yards, without touchdowns and one interceptions. Love led the Packers to the Bills' 21-yard but then threw an interception on the first down. "That's one I've just got to obviously learn from and just dump that to the sideline right there and play the next play," Love said.
Coach hopes Love will learn from that mistake
"I just told him that you can't ever just risk it quite like that unless it's fourth down and the game's on the line, then certainly you can throw one up," LaFleur said.
"But we never want to take points off the board and those, the interception and then the one at the end of the half, certainly could've taken points off the board." Love is thrilled to be in a position to be a replacement for reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.
"I'm gonna be the backup quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, back up Aaron Rodgers as best I can and help him," Love said. "He's gonna go out there and do great things this season. Just trying to do whatever I can to get him ready for the season, get him ready each week and just do my job.
Obviously being a backup, you still gotta be ready. Even as No. 3 you gotta be ready every day in our position, so keep doing what I'm doing." This week, Rodgers underlined it's a championship or disappointment season for the Packers.
"I think we all know what’s at stake,” Rodgers said. “I talked about that a little bit the other day about perspective and how important that perspective is to focus on this season and enjoy the most out of this season, because there are a lot of unknowns...
So we’re just going to enjoy this season. It’s Title Town. It’s championship or disappointment."