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McCarthy: 'We've moved past playing without Aaron'

Packers coach Mike McCarthy. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

McCarthy: 'We've moved past playing without Aaron'

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Nov 8, 2013

The head coach of the Green Bay Packers made it clear Friday that he's focusing his team on winning Sunday, and not allowing the broken collarbone of Aaron Rodgers to become an excuse.

"We've moved past playing without Aaron," said Mike McCarthy during a news conference Friday.

McCarthy wanted his players to enter a mindset that they could reveal to the world they can win without arguably the best quarterback in the National Football League, though they'd prefer to have him on th efield.

"It's about your football team.  We're trying to accomplish something special as a team...a great opportunity to show you how good we can be," said McCarthy.

"This is a great opoprtunity for everyone on our football team to step up and be successful."

He emphasized the need to run the ball to be successful against the Eagles as well.

Per the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Mike Vandermause:

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Jay Sorgi

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.