McCarthy 'not concerned' about Tolzien

Scott Tolzien. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

McCarthy 'not concerned' about Tolzien

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Nov 12, 2013

The head coach of the Green Bay Packers has handed the keys to one of the most diversified offenses in football to a quarterback whose last start was the 2011 Rose Bowl.

Mike McCarthy said on his show (which airs on TODAY'S TMJ4 and NBC26) that former Wisconsin Badger Scott Tolzien will "do much better" when he starts Sunday against the New York Giants than in his one-touchdown, two-interception performance in the Packers' 27-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

"Scott Tolzien, I'm not concerned about.  I feel a lot of confidence coming off this game.  He'll be better (with) the fact he'll be able to rep the plays," said McCarthy.

"I thought Scott played very well, not having the preparation time.  You've got to give him a lot of credit."

Wide receiver James Jones agreed with his coach's thoughts.

"He's a very smart kid.  He cares about his job.  Scott works extremely hard," said Jones.

"When he came in the huddle (on Sunday), he took control of the huddle immediately.  He (said), 'Hey, don't panic.  Everybody do your job, and we'll move the ball down the field.'  He came in and played well."

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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.