McCarthy: Being cautious with Lacy's knee
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following practice Thursday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
Limited: QB Aaron Rodgers (calf), DL Josh Boyd (ankle), G Josh Sitton (toe), RB Eddie Lacy (knee)
On Eddie Lacy's knee:
He's sore. I was just being conservative. I pulled him in the middle of practice. I think he'll ready to go on Sunday. Coach being nervous.
A lot of energy. A lot of enthusiasm. It's a big day. I was pleased with the practice.
On Bryan Bulaga:
Injuries are part of the game. You have to overcome them. We didn't do a very good handling that aspect of that. Bryan Bulaga has had a great year, but the continuity our offensive line is impressive.
On Bulaga staying healthy throughout the year:
Happy he stayed healthy. He deserves everything that comes to him.
On Aaron Rodgers:
Rodgers participated in the second part of practice. He went through pass under pressure and two team periods. He's getting ready to play.
We have excellent leadership. If you want a comparison, an improvement from last year. The most improvement I've seen from our football team is our leadership. Schedules have been thought out over time. Everyone is on the same page.
On naming playoff captains early:
When I look at developing our football team, you can't assign leadership. It's my responsibility to create opportunities for leadership. I think it's worked out great.
On defensive changes versus Wilson:
We're an athletic bunch. That's a part of it. You see that with your film study. You watch the games in their stadium, it's different. It's about staying true to who you are. We're locked into the things we think they're going to try to do to us.
On leaving early for Seattle:
It's a four-hour flight. We'll talk about it in-depth tomorrow as a football team. I think it's an incredible commitment from the organization. The way we travel to go out there and not blink an eye.
On if Saturday will be normal:
Pretty similar. We took a couple things out of Saturday workout I didn't think we could accomplish in Seattle. It'll be as close as we can get it to the normal practice schedule.
On tackling versus Lynch in Week 1:
It wasn't very good.