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McCarthy: Lacy getting treatment

Weston Hodkiewicz
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Monday. Here are some highlights:

On Eddie Lacy:

Eddie was here today for treatment. We’ll see how he moves around Thursday. I think anytime you have ankle injuries with a player, you don’t know until you see them on the practice field.

On effectiveness with sprain during his rookie year:

Going back to Eddie’s rookie year, he fought through that injury the whole second half of the season. Our training staff and medical team is outstanding. They came up with a plan for every player. Every injury is different. All the credit goes to Eddie and his mental preparation.

On Davante Adams:

I would say similar to the answer around Eddie. He feels better today. We’ll see how he moves Thursday. Thursday will be a Wednesday practice for us.

On corrections:

It wasn’t as good as it felt. That’s really what Week 2 is. We hit a lot of our targets we wanted to go after in the football game. Obviously the pre-snap penalties, there’s no place for that. We had our hands on a few balls. We had one turnover taken away because of a pre-snap penalty. We’ll see a similar defense coming in here against Kansas City.

On James Starks:

James Starks is a hell of a running back going back to his rookie year. We brought him up and he was a big part of our run to the Super Bowl. He’s a guy who takes advantage of our opportunities. I have a lot of respect for James Starks.

On message of getting better:

The age has nothing to do with the message. We are what we are. We have two wins. We’re where we want to be, but we’re a team with a lot of growth in front of us.

On B.J. Raji:

B.J. Raji had an outstanding game. I’d say it’s one of his best football games as a Green Bay Packer. Definitely one of the game-ball winners. Emphasis was on Marshawn Lynch.

On Ty Montgomery:

I thought Ty played really well on offense and opportunities on special teams will increase.

On standing by Mason Crosby in 2012:

I always knew he was going to be the all-time leading kicker in Green Bay Packers history. He’s an outstanding talent. We have a lot invested in not only him. I just felt he was going through a tough patch and needed support. There’s usually not a lot of patience with the specialists. It was against the norm. I can recall the production meetings. Playing in big games, one particular group didn’t think we need a change.

On Joe Thomas:

Good young football player. He’s someone we got down there on the final day and he’s a young man we talked a lot about. It was tough to see him go. Great to get him back in the mix.

On 10-play, 80-yard drive bringing Cobb and Montgomery in the backfield:

I thought it was probably the most important drive of the game, but we were able to keep moving the ball. It was a critical point in the game. Aaron orchestrated it very well and was patient with it. It definitely was a good package for us.

We’ve had success with it. You can’t live with it. It’s like pitching. It’s good when you throw the change-up at the right time.