Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spent a few minutes with the media after Thursday afternoon's practice. Here are the highlights.
Limited: LT David Bakhtiari (back), LB Sam Barrington (hamstring), DE Josh Boyd (knee). Did not practice: WR Jarrett Boykin (groin), DE Datone Jones (ankle).
On Bakhtiari's injury:
We're just being smart with him at practice. His back was bothering him a little bit.
On the team's energy:
Energy has been good this week. This was our big practice, our padded practice. We spent probably about six or seven extra minutes with the fundamentals. We're pleased with the work.
On center JC Tretter's projected return from injured reserve:
I really don't have an update for you on JC, but I can tell you he looks good in the limited time I've seen him working inside the Hutson Center.
On the difference with Joe Philbin's offense with the Miami Dolphins:
I think really from my view, their offense the first two years was different than the offense they run now. Their offense is very comparable to the offense they run in Philadelphia.
On unscouted looks:
I will say, just standing here, definitely there will be some things going on in the game Sunday that we haven't seen. I think that's what you do in the bye week, you go further down the menu on things that you don't put in during the offseason.
On whether it will be a chess match with Philbin:
I think it really comes down to the fundamentals. The Dolphins will like certain things that they do as a football team, and it will be no different for us. Taking care of the football on the road will be big, as it always is. It's down to the fundamentals.
On the Packers' pass rush:
I've been pleased with the pass rush. This past game against Minnesota was as productive of a pass rush as we've had in some time. Obviously, getting 16 hits on the quarterback, that's good production.
On how Davante Adams compares to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb when they were young receivers:
I think Davante is his own player, and I think Jordy and Randall are different styles of receivers. From production and insertion in the offense, there's similarities. We've always given our young players opportunities, and Davante has done a good job taking advantage of that. I like the way Davante practiced today. He did some nice things out there.
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