Notes from Mike McCarthy's Wednesday press conference


Notes from Mike McCarthy's Wednesday press conference

CREATED Oct. 16, 2013

The Green Bay Packers practiced for the first time this week Wednesday morning. The short-handed Packers (3-2) will host the Cleveland Browns (3-3) Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field. As always, Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy addressed the media following practice. Below are some top-line notes from his session. 


DID NOT PRACTICE: Clay Matthews (out), Brad Jones, James Starks (out), Nick Perry (out), Ryan Taylor (out), James Jones, Mike Neal, 

  • Ryan Taylor will miss a couple weeks with an knee injury that he had surgery on. Was described as a "surprise injury" by McCarthy.
  • Mike Neal has a bruised shoulder. May not be available tomorrow.
  • Not fun having just 2 OLB's at practice today. Wednesday is an installation day. 
  • Will know more about James Jones on Friday. 
  • Brad Jones has made a positive stride in his rehab. Casey Hayward looks ready to go...hopeful for Sunday. 
  • Derek Sherrod will be in pads tomorrow. Will begin individual work. 
  • "Keep calm and carry on" is the mantra for the team moving forward.
  • Lots of respect for Browns defense. 
  • Decision to out Cobb on IR was in-line with the medical report. 
  • Joe Thomas is a very good football player. He can do everything and has done it well for a long time. Very patient player. 
  • Myles White and Stoneburner need to step in and play. They know the system. 
  • Brandon Weeden's comfort likely disrupted with change in coordinators. He can make all the throws. Young, up and coming QB in the NFL.