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Mike McCarthy press conference highlights

Sep. 18, 2013
 
James Starks will start at running back against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. Lukas Keapproth/Press-Gazette Media
James Starks will start at running back against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. Lukas Keapproth/Press-Gazette Media

James Starks will start at running back in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but cornerback Casey Hayward has been ruled out, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after practice Wednesday.

Practice and injury report

S Morgan Burnett (hamstring) limited in practice.

CB Jarrett Bush (hamstring) did not practice.

TE Jermichael Finley (toe) did not practice.

CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) out.

FB John Kuhn (hamstring) did not practice.

RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) did not practice.

DT Johnny Jolly (neck) full practice.

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Highlights from McCarthy's press conference:

On running back Eddie Lacy's return from a concussion

Eddie Lacy is making progress. Seems to be doing fine. Going through protocol. He looks good, heís in the meeting, thatís always a positive sign. He has couple more tests tomorrow to pass before he can practice.

On the officiating in the Washington game

I have no comment on officiating. Thereís procedure and opportunity to communicate with league office. As far as whatís called and not called, thatís why they have system in place. Sometimes you get calls and sometimes you donít.

On the Bengals' offense

Andy Dalton good football player. I like their scheme. They are big up front, good use of tight ends. Dalton looks a lot more comfortable. Very good challenge for our defense.

On Starks after his big game against Washington

James Starks I look at as a starter. Heíll get the starting opportunity this week.

On Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green

Any time you have primary target like A.J. Green, that will be a focus of defense. Very aware of him, very good football player, definitely part of emphasis.

On Bengals coach Marvin Lewis

So impressed with Marvin Lewis as a football coach. Had a chance to work with him at University of Pittsburgh. Outstanding coach, great personality, good man. His ability to relate to players, coach on the field, his record speaks for itself.

♦ My first year as head coach, it didnít start good, he was one coach that called me. He asked how you are doing, I said Iím hiding under the desk right now. He said get up and it will get better. Iíve never forgotten it.

On the Packers' offense

Things you can accomplish staying in one personnel group on offense (in no-huddle). We have offensive group thatís been together for most part for number of years. Two approaches: some think you should slow it down, or play as fast as you can and get as many punches as possible. Weíve always tried to get as many plays as possible.

On playing at Cincinnati

Road games are totally different than home games. Consistency is important. Things are different: crowd noise, etc. Cincinnati is neat place to play.

On being No. 1 in NFL on first-down plays

Itís only been two games. I think Week 4 or 5 stats are more telling.

On rookie running back Johnathan Franklin

Johnathan Franklin had good practice today. Heíll probably get some opportunities on Sunday. In hindsight should have played more against Washington. Franklin is doing what heís supposed to do.

On playing the Bengals after their Monday night game

Bengals are at home, so their stress coming off Monday night is minimal. I never look at coming off Monday night as advantage or disadvantage.

On cornerback Casey Hayward, who's out with a hamstring injury

Casey Hayward tells me heís making progress.

On rookie tackle David Bakhtiari

I like the way David Bakhtiariís playing. Itís great heís taken advantage of his opportunity. Heís off to a good start.

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