McCarthy: Lacy progressing from concussion

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Wednesday's practice. Here are some highlights of his news conference:

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy gets knocked backwards during Thursday's game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Injury report

T Bryan Bulaga (knee) limited; ILB Brad Jones (quad) did not practice; RB Eddie Lacy (concussion) did not practice; TE Brandon Bostick (fibula) limited; CB Demetri Goodson (concussion) full participation.

On Lacy's return from a concussion:

I'd say Eddie Lacy is near the end of his protocol. He's had good workouts and progressed pretty quickly.

On Bostick's return from a leg injury:

I thought he looked good today. I thought in the team work, he did some good things. We'll see how he is tomorrow. The padded work will be most important part for Brandon.

On Bulaga's return from a knee injury:

I thought Bryan's workload going through individual. He was champing at the bit to get out there. We'll see where he is tomorrow.

On problems with the run defense:

I think it was obvious it was clearly about fundamentals. Jets come in here with an excellent run game after a big win. I watched it live and again through the cutups. This is a great challenge for us.

On New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith:

I see a young, athletic competitive quarterback. I think he plays with good energy. He can throw it. That's always been evident. He's done a lot of good things.

On Jets coach Rex Ryan's defense:

We always start with the personnel. It's obvious is the size and length of defensive line. That's all the way through with their backup players. I like their inside linebackers.

On quarterback Aaron Rodgers bouncing back from a rough game:

Aaron Rodgers has a lot of pride. He's obviously a great player. We're focused on the plan. Every week we have a new plan.

On injured linebacker Brad Jones:

Brad wasn't able to go (in practice). He's injured and probably won't be able to go tomorrow. It definitely didn't help him (against) Seattle. Brad has always responded. He's a good player for a long time. He's obviously beat up.

On the Jets' read option:

They play that stressed us in Seattle because of the action of it is read-option that turns into the pass. I have not seen it yet from the Jets. There's definitely similarities.

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