LaFleur says Quinn helped teach him how to keep teams loose

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer

Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur says his years working for Dan Quinn on the Atlanta Falcons' staff helped him learn how to lead a team that could enjoy itself while contending for championships.

The two former colleagues face off Monday night with LaFleur leading the league's highest-scoring offense while Quinn occupies one of the hottest seats in the NFL.

LaFleur was the Falcons' quarterbacks coach in 2015-16 during the first two seasons of Quinn's tenure in Atlanta.

The Falcons won the NFC championship in 2016 before blowing a 28-3 lead in a Super Bowl overtime loss to the New England Patriots.

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