Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Friday after his teamís final practice before Sundayís game against Minnesota. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
-Running back James Starks (knee, out) and cornerback Davon House (shoulder, doubtful) didnít practice on Friday. Wide receiver Randall Cobb (ankle, knee) was limited and is questionable to play on Sunday.
-Randall Cobb practiced in a limited fashion today. He was able to go through his workout. He took some returns and took some practice reps.
-I think thatís a question for Sunday. Weíre in part of the game-planning aspect of it. A very good player as far as returner, offensive player. Weíll let Sunday answer that question.
-We break down the start of every game. Itís part of our evaluation.
-Mike Neal is having a heck of a year. To fight through the shoulder injury, he had the setback with the suspension.
-We havenít had a padded practice in a number of weeks, but yesterdayís padded practice is actually as spirited as weíve had for the past month.
-Davon House has shoulder and hip. Itís just not progressing as weíd all hope. Weíll see where he is tomorrow.
-I feel good about Jordy Nelson. He had a good week of work. I have no reason not to believe heíll be ready to go Sunday.
-Our receiving group is our primary strength of the group. The fact they all can play those spots helps immensely in game-planning. Itís a big part of how we approach games and install offense.