Notes from Mike McCarthy's Thursday press conference


Notes from Mike McCarthy's Thursday press conference

CREATED Sep. 12, 2013

The Green Bay Packers practiced for the second time this week on Thursday. Returning to practice, on a limited basis were TE Jermichael Finley (toe) and G Josh Sitton (back). For the second consecutive day, S Morgan Burnett was also limited. Cornerback Casey Hayward has already been ruled out for the home opener against the Washington Redskins Sunday afternoon. 

Below are some top-line notes from Mike McCarthy's post-practice press conference. 

  • Jermichael is making progress but was limited today. He and Sitton are roughly the same status moving forward. 
  • Morgan Burnett was able to do more today than expected. 
  • Burnett is key communicator on the defense. Very good player who makes a difference when he's on the field. At this point last week, they thought he was going to play. Backups did not have a full practice week with number one's.
  • Jarrett Bush "pulled up" today at practice. 
  • Mike Neal played well at OLB position. He's progressing well. 
  • Preparation is no different playing at home versus the road. Wants to make a great first impression to the fans. 
  • South endzone should have an effect on crowd noise. All for increasing the number of ourdoor seating. 
  • Kickers have a practice schedule coordinated with the grounds keeper at Lambeau. Possible that wind patters could change with addition of new seating. 
  • John Kuhn is a four-down player. Brings significant value to the team on offense and special teams. 
  • Hamstring issues are frustrating. Every case is different. Training staff looks at video and breaks down each and every injury. 
  • London Fletcher (Redskins LB) is an excellent LB at 38 years old. Class act. Very instinctive. He's the QB of the Redskins defense.