McCarthy Reacts to Official Blunder
By Dan Koob. CREATED Sep 25, 2012
Since arriving back in Green Bay early Tuesday morning, the Packers have benefited from an introspective attitude.
They handled themselves with respect during a chaotic and nationally televised ending to Monday Night Football. Head Coach Mike McCarthy said that is equally as important as wins.
"We're in tune with staying true to the integrity of the Green Bay Packers. How we conduct ourselves, being professional during the tough time, a challenging time. But it's one I'm excited about overcoming."
After leaving Seattle sleepless, McCarthy said the Packers will have to forget about what happened with 13 more games to go.
"We need to stay focused on ourselves, the things we can do better. The players, again, I feel for them [but] it's time to move on."
They will shift their focus to a New Orleans team coming in at 0-3. With just one win between the two NFC squads, the importance of their meeting Sunday at Lambeau Field takes on added meaning.
The locked out officials did met with the NFL Tuesday, according to sources, but no deal between the two sides is imminent. The officials have been locked out since June.
"Its a different year," McCarthy said. "There's no question about it. That's part of our challenge."
McCarthy said they will send the controversial final play Monday night into the league office for review.
He added he had not been contacted personally by the NFL with an explanation of the ruling on the field.