McCarthy: Linsley unlikely to play
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Friday morning. Here are some highlights:
On Ty Montgomery:
He’s doing good. Practiced yesterday. We’ll see how he is today, and I’m hopeful he’ll practice tomorrow. He’s looking much better. It’s good to have him out there.
On Corey Linsley (ankle).
I would say he’ll be hard-pressed.
On the health of the offensive line:
Well, they’re getting better. There’s obviously a number of guys fighting through some things. Today’s always a pretty good indicator where they are because of the heavy load that we had yesterday with the padded practice. I’ll see how they come through today. I get that report usually at about 3 o’clock. We’re making progress.
On Eddie Lacy:
He’s doing good. He’s had two good days of practice and just like the rest of our team, he’s continuing to work hard, prepare, make sure we’re focused on the little things. We potentially may have a wet Sunday, so we did the wet ball drills and things like that yesterday. We’ve got to take care of the football. We’ve got to do a better job than we have the last two times we’ve lined up.
On the passing game:
Definitely. We’re getting better. I think Richard Rodgers really jumped out. I think really the second half, what we were going through up front, I thought our front guys did a good job of keeping us in the run-pass mix, and that’s the way you want to be. But we definitely improved and made some big plays. We had the big sack-fumble by Julius and we were able to take advantage of it there with the touchdown.
On turnovers against Chicago in rain:
Well, we were minus-2, right? So I think that says a lot. We had some opportunities on the football. Didn’t get them. The one fumble was just pure sloppy and we had obviously the one route that got knocked off. Turnover ratio will be a big factor in this game.
On Matt Cassel:
Good player. Very conscientious. You can see his experience. I think people forget how much football he’s played. He commands the offense very well and I thought he did a very good job Monday night against Washington.
On JC Tretter:
here every day. He’s clearly, I’m talking about the offseason. His level of professionalism, like I said, is probably one of the highest on our football team. He’s the same guy every day. He has a tremendous work ethic. He’s always preparing himself, whether its hydration, whether it’s game plans, things like that, special teams. He’s a very, very professional young man.
On Nick Perry’s shoulder injury:
We’ll see tomorrow. Nick’s situation will come down to tomorrow.