McCarthy: Family comes first on Thanksgiving
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke with the media for a few minutes after Thursday's practice, before taking off the rest of the day for Thanksgiving. Here are the highlights.
On Davante Adams' status:
Davante actually moved around, did some things. They're just working through how they're going to handle it. He got stepped on yesterday.
On McCarthy's personal Thanksgiving schedule:
What we'll do after practice, we'll do tomorrow. Everybody in football operations, the equipment staff still has things to do, but for everybody else it's time to go home.
On why family is important on holidays:
I think being in the NFL, over time things change. I think priorities get adjusted back to probably the way they should be. I've been on both spectrums, how important it is, particularly on days like Thanksgiving and Christmas. On first day of training camp, you talk about structure and philosophy you want to create. One of the things is family first. If family is priority, we're not going to practice all day on Thanksgiving. That would be a contradiction.
On Patriots cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner:
Darrelle Revis is playing excellent. We haven't played against him since he was with the Jets four years ago. Obviously, we've seen Browner recently with the Seahawks. They're both playing at an extremely high level. The responsibility they're giving on a weekly basis, it shows what their staff thinks of them.
On what players with no family in Green Bay do on Thanksgiving:
Everybody has a place to go today.
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