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McCarthy on practice: Quarless is in great shape

May 28, 2013
 
Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless grabs a pass during last week's OTA practice at Clarke Hinkle Field. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless grabs a pass during last week's OTA practice at Clarke Hinkle Field. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media after practice on Tuesday. Here are some highlights:

♦ Energy has been great. This is the installation phase. Youll have some mental errors but theres successes. Identifying things you need to work on.

♦ Statistically we have not done very well in the error of creating fumbles. Sacks in the 50 and the fumbles not. 48 percent of fumbles caused are from sacks. We need to create more fumbles. That starts with the awareness footwork balance. Our defensive players are doing a good job of it. Its something were working through.

♦ No, (defensive tackle) Johnny Jolly is not here. Ill comment on Jolly and his situation when hes back part of the football team. Hes still going through the process. ... I think our society is built on second chances. I think how many times you look through the history of successful individuals, there are many times it wouldnt have happened had an individual not been given a second chance. Im proud of Johnny Jolly but he still has a lot in front of him. ... Hope so. Trust me, when he walks in here, well talk about it.

♦ I felt the 2010 linebacker group was the deepest group Ive ever been around. This group, I think definitely has a chance to champion that. You can never have enough good football players. Desmond (Bishop)s situation is medical. Its clearly a competitive group.

♦ Looks good. I really felt (linebacker Terrell) Manning came on at the end of last season. I felt he couldve made an impact earlier if it wasnt for his injuries. Hes a good young player who were counting on to make an impact.

♦ We plan six months ahead (for the draft), so thats not within the six months. Im not really thinking about it.

♦ (Tight end) Andrew Quarless clearly the best shape hes been in since hes been a Green Bay Packer. Sometimes it takes a full year and a half to do that. He spent a lot of extra time here. Hes done an excellent job in strength and conditioning. Hes one guy that has shown ability to play on and off the line. Were challenging the other tight ends to do so.

♦ (Cornerback) Casey Hayward was outstanding as a rookie. You can just see how comfortable he is out there. Hes a natural football player. All these professional athletes have a high level and skill set. It comes very natural to him.

♦ I really don't evaluate as much as probably everybody else does. I'm looking for an ability to cross train and facilitate as many personnel groupings as you possibly can.

♦ Moving minicamp into OTAs. It's a couple different things that changed. Moved minicamp into third week product of what we've accomplishing the following week.

♦ You look at last year's class, how many plays they played. I'll be introduced to see how that matches up against the other classes. Those guys played a lot of football last year. We improved particularly when those guys are in there. I"m excited about (linebacker Nick) Perry and how he's come back. I say it every year, I think second year players is where you make the biggest improvement.

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