Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke with the media for about 10 minutes Friday. Naturally, there were several questions about quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his calf.
Here's the quick injury report:
Rodgers (calf) probable
DT Josh Boyd (knee) probable
CB Davon House (shoulder) probable
S Sean Richardson (knee) questionable
McCarthy on how Rodgers' calf felt Friday:
Aaron Rodgers came through the practice everything OK. We're not practicing today, but he's coming through and will be ready for the game.
On whether Rodgers would play if not for playoffs:
That's a hypothetical. We go through the same process. If medical staff thought he could go, he would go. No different than Detroit Lions game. When I left the halftime locker room, I didn't think he was playing. Then he was playing.
On how pistol scheme helps Rodgers:
The shotgun definitely helps. You don't have to put as much pressure on your footwork and things like that.
On weather report:
I haven't seen it today. Hopefully it's going to get better than today. Only thing I ever look at is the wind. I think it's supposed to be between 6 and 8 mph.
On Rodgers' injury affecting game plan:
He looks fine right now. We're not going to change anything in our approach against the Dallas defense.
On working relationship with Ted Thompson:
Very consistent. I think Ted is so consistent in everything he does. That really helps all of us from a leadership standpoint because everyone knows what the expectations are. There aren't highs and lows. I appreciate Ted more each and every day.
On time of possession:
Since you got on us for scoring too fast, we just figured we'd slow it down a little bit. No, I think running the football has helped. We've been running the football more later in the season.
On Seattle vs. Carolina on Saturday:
Not sure what time it starts. We have a team meeting at 9, chapel at 8:30. Personally, I'm going to go right to bed. I don't really have an interest.
On Ron Wolf and Kevin Greene being a hall of fame finalist:
We're all excited about Ron Wolf's opportunity and Kevin Green's. In my mind, and everyone here, Ron Wolf is a hall of famer.
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