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McCarthy: 'Most unusual football game that I've been apart of'

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following the Packers’ controversial 14-12 loss to Seattle on Monday night. On the final play “I didn’t see it. It was in the far corner, I just saw the reaction like most people. Obviously, the communication from our players was that (the Packers) had the ball. I still haven’t seen the replay of the play.” Who had the ball? “I was told M.D. Jennings had the ball.” Have you ever seen anything like that? “I’ve never seen anything like that in all my years of football.” What did you tell the team? “Tell them the truth. We need to move on. Talked about what I felt about the game, everything that happened in the game to the players. It’s very important for us to get back and get ready for the Saints.” As difficult of a loss as you’ve experienced? “Very unusual. Most unusual football game that I’ve been apart of. I know it’s been a wild weekend in the NFL and I guess we’re a part of it now.” What did you tell the team? “Tell them the truth. We need to move on. Talked about what I felt about the game, everything that happened in the game to the players. It’s very important for us to get back and get ready for the Saints.” As difficult of a loss as you’ve experienced? “Very unusual. Most unusual football game that I’ve been apart of. I know it’s been a wild weekend in the NFL and I guess we’re a part of it now.” Most unusual football game that I’ve been apart of. What did you think of how the offense played in the second half? “I thought the offense was outstanding the second half. It’s a tough place to play. I’ve been on the otherside of the sideline in Kansas City, they did a good job. The crowd was excellent. I thought our football team responded very well to come out in the second half and especially running the football in the first series. I was happy with the way we played in the second half.” Run the ball, wear down Seattle? “Run the football, definitely. I thought Aaron was excellent on third downs. We also had a couple no-huddle situations, tempo plays, that we did a good job of. We really felt we were starting to wear the defense down. The one regret I have is not going to that plan earlier. With that I’ll take responsibility.” *Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was pretty quiet during his post-game news conference but said he'd never experienced a more bitter defeat. Additionally, he offered, "It's awful, that's all I'm going to say about it." Did you see the push on the replay? “On the replay, yeah.” What happened in the first half? “It was frustrating. Couldn’t get into rhythm. We moved the ball OK and then had eight negative yardage plays. We did a better job in the second half, moved the ball better. Should have cashed in more touchdowns and put our defense in a better situation because they played great.” How was the noise? “It was loud, but we knew that coming in. That’s no excuse.” Make the flight any longer? “It’s long already.”

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