McCarthy: Too many missed tackles
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday. Here are some highlights of his news conference:
On message for this week:
Today we were in corrections. That was our message today. We had a chance to evaluate video with staff and shared with team. Today’s message was with self improvement.
We start the game-planning process tonight and start to lay out the plan. We have a game plan in meetings.
On Sam Barrington:
We’re waiting back for some test results on Sam. I think he’ll be hard-pressed to practice Wednesday.
On Randall Cobb:
I thought Randall played well. The extra treatment I think it says a lot about him as an individual. It looked like he came out of the game pretty good.
Insider: Thumbs down to tackling, penalties
On Aaron Rodgers’ passer rating in fourth quarter:
It’s absolutely important for him to play at the level he played yesterday. His decision making and ability to make plays with his feet. You look at the play he made to his left on the pass to James Jones that was called back because of the hold. There’s things he does that impress me as a quarterback.
On Seattle fallout:
Too much of anything isn't good for you. I’ve coached teams too much during this week, raised emotions too much. I guarantee that's not going to happen this week. Those are lessons I’ve learned during my time here. I know who we’re playing. They’re coming off a tough loss in St. Louis. That’s as far as it goes with us.
On Nate Palmer:
I think Nate did some really good things. He made some mistakes but still had productivity. That’s something they can definitely build off of. We didn’t handle the outside zone with the flat footwork. It was an issue against Philadelphia and an issue before.
On missed tackles:
We did not tackle very well. We had double-digit missed tackles. It’s something we talked today emphasizing. Playing run defense gap integrity is very important.
On Morgan Burnett’s absence:
He’s definitely in command back there. Everybody who played in game was prepared to play in the game.