Post-practice McCarthy: Green fumbles; Quarless, Nelson sit

Aug. 2, 2013

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Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson talks with wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett during Friday night's training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media


Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke following Friday night's practice at Ray Nitschke Field. Here are some highlights of his news conference:

On Jordy Nelson sitting out:
Jordy banged his knee like two days ago. Worked through it. Heís still being evaluated. Itís a little recurrence of an old injury.

On Brad Jones dropping out:
Brad Jones has finger. Theyíre looking at right now.

On Andrew Quarless sitting out:
No, he has a quad, so he may be a couple days

On practice:
Thought it was a good practice. I thought the energy was where it needs to be. That was our seventh install of eight. I like where we are schematically. Iím sure to see what the mental errors will come out when we evaluate the film but I thought the offense had three or four segments where they looked like they were supposed to. I think the defense, particularly on the backend, and the overall coverage of our defense Ė the coverage was tighter, competing for balls. Thatís just something as you go through training camp you can see your team coming in sync. I think we definitely took a step towards that.

On two-minute drive to close practice:
Two-minute drive was very clean for the offense. Aaron was very sharp. He was clean on every, single play. He does a phenomenal job with the cadence and had a big play there. The ball to Jermichael, that was very well done.

On Marshall Newhouse working at left tackle with No. 2 offense:
Marshall has played all the different positions for us. Training camp is a time where you obviously have competition, but itís important to make sure weíre rotating with as many different guys as possible and thatís not different for Marshall.

On Andy Mulumba:
Mulumbaís doing good. Iíve liked him since the spring. I thought he jumped out in the spring. Itís been no different since he put the pads on. I think heís an excellent fit for our defense. He plays with excellent leverage with his long leverage. He has a nasty streak to him. I thought Donte Savage has jumped out here the past two days, too. Iím very happy with that outside linebacker group.

On tackling in scrimmage:
Yeah, the scrimmage will be the same format as itís always been. The one year off obviously coming off the CBA was the only time we havenít tackled.

On Boykin, Ross:
Overall understanding whatís asked of them and theyíre performance levels have proved. To add to that their special teams involvement, theyíve definitely created a value for themselves individually and continue to improve and make plays:

On Alex Green fumble, Johnny Jolly force:
Good play for the defense, bad play for the offense. I thought it was a good play by Johnny. Itís unacceptable by Alex. Thatís part of training against one another, so thatís that.

First fumble in team:
I donít know. Thatís your job.

On Jamari Lattimore sitting out:
He practiced. He had the GI (gastrointestinal). Heís going back and forth with the sickness. Heís kind of in and out.

Same thing?
Yup, same illness he was dealing with earlier in the week.

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