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Sunday McCarthy: Finley's hamstring not serious

Jan. 6, 2013
 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Sunday after his team’s 24-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Here are some highlights from his news conference:

-McCarthy said he’s fine.

-Medical staff is still going through the process of seeing a number of players. We’ll have that information on Wednesday. Finley's hamstring is nothing of a serious nature.

-Being voted team captain despite not playing nine games says a lot about Charles Woodson. Just to see him go through that injury. I think the little things and how much extra time he spends here. He puts in a lot more time than people realize. He’s put a lot of work to get back onto the field.

-Charles played well. Once again football is a team game. It takes 11 to accomplish all aspects of the game. Run defense was much more disciplined. Thought defensive guys did a great job focusing.

-We’re going to adjust our schedule a little bit because of the two games we’ve played over a six game period. Tuesday will be a Wednesday for us, but we’ll bring in players later. Wednesday will be normal Thursday practice. We’ll do a normal padded practice. Normal week will kick in at end of week.

-It’s important to always evaluate your football team. Today and tomorrow will be on film study for 49ers. Thoughts defense played very well. Thought special teams was a solid performance. Offensively, the last quarter-and-a-half wasn’t quite what we were looking for. Thought we did some good things.

-Run option will Webb can definitely help with Kaepernick.

-I think everybody starts a season with an idea of what you want to be. When you go through a season there’s obstacles you have to get through. All those things factor into who you are and who you think you are.

-Our players like being (underdog). I think it brings a little more energy. At the end of the day, you have to focus on things that make for success football.”

-Benefit from 2010 road success. I know the players in locker room feel good about how they won the Super Bowl in 2010 and the path they took.

-Part of playing offense, I don’t just sit there and click it once run, click it once pass. DuJuan Harris has given us something. Our first meeting is the run game.

-DuJuan Harris has done a good job in pass protection. That’s a credit to him and John Kuhn. I’m very pleased and impressed with his growth when his opportunity came so late in the year.

-He’s a pretty cool customer. I don’t think a whole lot gets him excited. The most excited I heard him in the Metrodome. He made a comment that it was a pretty cool atmosphere.

-Check-down passes for Harris are a part of every progression read. Part of it is a credit to Aaron.

-Jordy Nelson’s playing time for the receivers and Jordy in particular kind of unfolded that way. Jordy coming back off an injury, I wouldn’t call it a rep count, but it wouldn’t have been smart for him to go out and handle 60 plays.

-Donald Driver is a class act to say the least. He’s a pro pro. He does anything you ask of him. We’ve had conversations with him being inactive and he’s handled it well.”

-We’re 17, 18 games into this thing. We’re going to go in pads at some point on Thursday. Injury report will play into that. We’ll be ready for 49ers. We’re going to be smarter in Tuesday’s practice.

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