McCarthy not concerned about Rodgers' shoulder

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gets a helping hand from referee Gene Steratore after Rodgers threw an interception on fourth down late in the fourth quarter during Sunday's game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers defeated the Packers 37-29.

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

On concern over Aaron Rodgers’ right shoulder for Sunday’s game:

No concern.

On throwing full speed today:

We’ll see. He’s banged up. We’ll see how he does. He looks good so far.

On Eddie Lacy:

Eddie looked good yesterday. We’ll go full padded practice. This will be good work for Eddie today. We’ll see where he is.

On offensive line:

Our offense as an offense is to perform better as a whole. Just the ability to practice and carry it over to the game. This is not a one player, one position situation. We feel like we’re a lot closer than people may think we are playing the way we want to play.

On receivers getting pressed at line of scrimmage:

I would say percentage is up. It’s something that you always see as a good passing offense. Defenses are going to line up and challenge your passing game. The fact there’s been some success, people are aware of it and people are taking about it.

On if he’s taken more of a narrow view of offense last three weeks:

I’ve spent a majority of my time this week on offense.

On run defense:

We’re getting ready to play Adrian Peterson. They’re the best in the league in running the football. We have a plan. We have a chance to exercise it today. We know it’s going to be a four-quarter challenge with Adrian. We have to keep him contained. He’s been breaking long runs each and every week.

On if anything has changed with play-calling:

Nothing has changed. Everyone’s job responsibility is the same as when we started in the spring. I try to be as resourceful as I can to my coaches and my players.

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