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McCarthy: Production, performance part of decision to cut Ross

Sep. 23, 2013
 
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy reacts after Packers' Ryan Taylor was called for a personal foul in the third quarter during Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy reacts after Packers' Ryan Taylor was called for a personal foul in the third quarter during Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. / Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said production and performance were part of the decision to cut returner Jeremy Ross.

McCarthy said the team has an idea about how Ross will be replaced on returns, but he wouldn’t elaborate or indicate whether it will be someone on the current roster or if a player will be signed.

McCarthy said he would have no problem working with Ross in the future.

He said the Packers don't make rash personnel moves. McCarthy said his focus is about improving and winning from within, while general manager Ted Thomas focuses on improving the roster from outside the organization.

Other topics from McCarthy’s press conference today:
*Aaron Rodgers did good job of making adjustments in pass protection.
*Our grades weren't as high as we like as a football team. We had a lot of moving parts. Wasn't as clean as we like.
*Our 2010 path is excellent illustration of what you have to overcome, what needs to be done to win a championship.
*Anybody that has called plays in any sport, smart coach (Marty Schottenheimer) told me: guys that second guess themselves and guys that lie about 2nd guessing.
*It's not OK that we're 1-2, by no means, but we've played 3 games. We have things to improve and build on. Our focus is on Detroit.
*Not encouraging that only 5 NFC teams have winning record. To worry about race in Week 3 is wasted focus.
*Yesterday was one of those different games. We have director of research and development, very much in tune with things to work on.
*We have examined close games and lack of success in them. You have to be careful when you study that, different variables.
*Every week we have a message. This week it's focus through the finish. we didn't hit that target.
*I'll see where Clay Matthews is when we get back on Monday.
* Try not to over-react to injuries.
*Hamstring injuries, every one is different, that's why trainers and strength staff view them on film.

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