Notes from Mike McCarthy's Wednesday press conference
Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy addressed the media at Lambeau Field following Wednesday's practice. Below are some notes from the session.
DID NOT PRACTICE: Charles Woodson, CJ Wilson, Davon House, Jordy Nelson, James Starks
LIMITED AT PRACTICE: Clay Matthews, Donald Driver, TJ Lang, Terrell Manning, Mike Neal, Marshall Newhouse
- Charles Woodson was frustrated today...feels ready to play, but Doctors have determined that holding him out of the Bears game is the best decision.
- Clay Matthews was back, but limited. Good to have him back, and he will hopefully play on Sunday. Thursday's practice will be a good test for Clay.
- Jordy Nelson is considered a long-shot for this weekend (hamstring).
- Wouldn't call a game differently based upon opposing team's defense. That being said, ball security is a focus for this week.
- Didn't realize the Bears have lost 4 of last 5 games. Focus is on how they play, what they do, and how we [Packers] match-up.
- McCarthy's advice to team regarding "bulletin board" material: Don't tell 'em nothin'.
- Lots of respect for Bears defense. Aaron will spend more time in film room preparing given Bears defensive abilities.
- This year has represented a significant challenge to Rodgers given the rotating personnel.
- TJ Lang worked inside at guard today, and looked pretty good. Needs to get through the week before a decision is made on if or where he plays.
- Neal's ability to practice was a bit of a surprise today. Not sure if CJ Wilson will be able to play the rest of the regular season.
- Is appreciative of what Aaron Rodgers has done to have his own day, and appreciates that Rodgers is using the opportunity to raise money for charity.
Also - Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been tweeting comments from Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Bears locker room today. I'm not sure if teams actually have a bulletin board in the locker room...I've never seen one...but Marshall's comments would certainly quality as "bulletin board material" for the Packers.
I'll make sure to post a link to the comments as soon as I see them in article form.