McCarthy on opener: 'Excited to see what happens'
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following practice Sunday. Here are some highlights:
On cut downs:
"I think we definitely hit the target. It was clearly one of our best camps, if not the best camp. A number of players really deserved to be on the 53. I felt every blessed and fortunate we have 63 of our own guys. I was glad to get past it. The conversations gets harder."
On keeping Matt Flynn and Scott TOlzien:
"The evaluation process is over. Not every position just competes against their position. It's a long process. We like our team. I'm very happy all 63 of our guys are the own."
On Flynn being backup:
"Matt Flynn is taking the No. 2 reps this week."
"You're not going to quiet the crowd down. It's going to be a high energy atmosphere. It's a unique game to play in. We're going up there to win the game. Fast start would be great, but we know it's going to be four quarters. … It reminds me a lot of Arrowhead in the 90s. Opposing teams didn't handle the noise like today. There's a lot more preparation that goes into preparing for these kid of games."
On Fail Mary:
"I can promise you the only time that topic will be brought up is when I'm in here."
On Corey Linsley:
"Corey LInsley is our starting center. I feel good about where he is."
On depth on o-line:
"I'm not concerned about the depth. We're able to sign some of our guys back onto the practice squad. You get down to the final cut and whether you keep eight, nine or 10. Positions we were heavy in, you have to give credit to those guys."
On increased emphasis on penalties with Seattle's secondary:
"We're educating our guys. We're not concerned about the penalties of our opponent. That's not our mindset."
On unscouted looks:
"This is fun. This is what you work for. This is the time of year I think every player and coach looks forward to. There's a lot of work that goes into this game. It's something you have to stay on top of. It's important to get off on the right foot. There's things we worked on, excited to see what happens."
On Percy Harvin:
"I think it helps when you know a player and compete against a player. The offense is a little different than Minnesota. Obviously, he's a featured player. His skill set is something that can be a challenge."