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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 06:20:14 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy discussed his offensive philosophy and play calling with NFL.com:
"The best plays are still the basic plays. It's not the design of the play, it's what everybody can do with that design. That's what we have to get back to ó winning with the fundamentals; with players and not plays. Offensively, we may have leaned a little more toward plays instead of focusing on developing players. That's a big part of my getting back in there full-time (to call the plays). That's how I built this thing and that's how it should be run. We got away from that a little bit."
Fantasy Tip: The Green Bay offense took a step back in 2015, but with Jordy Nelson back, it projects to return to being a fantasy goldmine this season. It sounds like McCarthy wants to simplify the offense and enable his top-tier quarterback to utilize the playmaker's ability to beat coverages. A full and healthy offseason of refine the chemistry of the offense should help all of Aaron Rodgers, Nelson, Randall Cobb and Eddie Lacy. Just note, the best version of this core of Packers may be in the rear-view mirror.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:53:26 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he would not be averse to attempting a two-point conversion after every touchdown this season. McCarthy believes having QB Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback would give the Packers more of an advantage for two-point attempts.
Fantasy Tip: It may be more common for more prolific scoring offenses to start going for more two-point conversions this season. If Green Bay does implement this strategy, then Mason Crosby's fantasy value would naturally decrease. For now, though, Crosby is still comfortably in the PK1 conversation.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:29:16 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy (illness) will not coach the Pro Bowl due to a stomach illness. Doctors advised McCarthy not to travel, so associate head coach Winston Moss will take over.
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:31:08 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is fed up with general manager Ted Thompson's unwillingness to take a chance and reinforce the roster with veteran players through free agency, according to several sources.
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:47:03 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he will calls offensive plays again next year. McCarthy relinquished play calling this year but returned to it in advance of the Dec. 13 win over the Dallas Cowboys. McCarthy also said he expects associate head coach Tom Clements, who handled play calling for the first 12 games this year, to remain with the Packers.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:42:00 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy returned to his play-calling duties in Week 14 as the Packers easily defeated the Dallas Cowboys. Offensive coordinator Tom Clements had been Green Bay's playcaller throughout the season, but McCarthy is expected to take over from now on, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: There seemed to be a new focus on Eddie Lacy and the running game yesterday with McCarthy back at the play-calling helm. The move would seem to bode well for Green Bayís offense as a whole, too, for the last three games of the season. Donít give up on Lacy and the Packers just yet.
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:22:04 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he plans to work on the special teams because the unit needs to improve next season.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:55:07 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is leaning towards ceding play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Tom Clements next season.
Fantasy Tip: The Packers would likely still remain a pass heavy offense with Aaron Rodgers at the helm. McCarthy has been calling plays since 2006, though, so there's bound to be some impact. Rodgers and Eddie Lacy would still remain top-tier options at their position.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:56:20 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (knee) is listed as probable for the NFC Championship game. Lacy looks good, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Fantasy Tip: Lacy will play against the Seahawks, and may see an increase in work due to Aaron Rodgers not being at full strength. Lacy ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) is still a risky option against a good Seattle defense.
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:58:29 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday, Jan. 12, that the team will travel to Seattle Friday, Jan. 16. It will be just the second time in his nine seasons as head coach of the Packers that McCarthy's team will leave more than one day before a game.
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:08:25 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has received a multi-year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:04:40 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy praised LB Julius Peppers, saying he is everything he hoped he would be. "He's definitely everything I thought he would be," McCarthy said. "It's not only if he's playing faster, but really how they all play together."
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:53:53 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Rajion Neal (knee) and LB Joe Thomas (knee) are not expected to play in the team's second preseason game, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:40:31 -0700
Green Bay Packers FS Morgan Burnett (oblique) is being considered day-to-day with a strained oblique, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:08:16 -0700
Green Bay Packers FS Morgan Burnett (oblique) is dealing with an oblique strain, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:07:01 -0700
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers OG Don Barclay (knee) was carted off from practice with a knee injury Tuesday, Aug. 5, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:05:47 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy would like to run 75 offensive plays per game this upcoming season so the opponents would have less time to adjust. "I've always been of the belief of getting as many shots as you can, so we've always emphasized playing as fast as you can. When you have as many three-down players as you can possibly have, obviously your substitution patterns are cleaner. You're not subbing because you have to, you're subbing just when you need to," McCarthy said. The team ran an average of 67.125 plays per game in 2013, which ranked 11th in the NFL.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:32:39 -0700
Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers got praise from head coach Mike McCarthy after Rodgers had a very good spring. "Richard Rodgers ... had a very good spring," McCarthy said. "There haven't been too many days where we have not walked off the field and reviewed film and felt very good about the things he is doing.
"The game is very natural to him. I've been very pleased with Richard so far."
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:48:25 -0700
Green Bay Packers OL Don Barclay turned into a starter on the offensive line last season, but he appears to be a reserve entering 2014. However, head coach Mike McCarthy said Barclay has earned the right to compete for a starting position. Barclay himself said he won't be upset if it turns out McCarthy uses him as first man off the bench.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:19:58 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (undisclosed) has not been able to practice at all during the team's offseason activities. "I don't think it helps any player to miss a whole offseason," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday following the first practice of minicamp. "I talked about it last week with the staff. I told the team about it today. Our coaching staff took a different approach. You're accustomed to being a 15-week program. Obviously we're in a nine-week program going on here in Year 4 [of the new CBA]. To get all that work done, nothing changes. You have a season to get ready for. You have this much work. And to do it all in a nine-week period, and for a player to miss all of it, obviously it's not a good situation to be in.
Sat, 31 May 2014 09:19:37 -0700
Green Bay Packers RB Johnathan Franklin (neck) did not participate in organized team activities this week. Head coach Mike McCarthy did not provide updates on any injuries, but Franklin likely is still recovering from the neck injury he suffered during the 2013 season.
Tue, 20 May 2014 10:53:25 -0700
Green Bay Packers team president Mark Murphy said there will not be extension talks with head coach Mike McCarthy until the extension for general manager Ted Thompson is done.
Sun, 04 May 2014 15:11:36 -0700
The Green Bay Packers have been working on a contract extension for head coach Mike McCarthy this offseason.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:16:35 -0700
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga will move to right tackle in 2014, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:27:59 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said LB Clay Matthews (thumb) broken thumb has knitted together nicely and he does not expect him to have any issues with it moving forward.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:26:59 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said DT B.J. Raji will play at nose tackle in 2014.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:50:07 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy would like to add another quarterback this offseason, possibly in the NFL Draft. "I think we definitely need four," McCarthy said, "So I'm hopeful that we can get a young guy in the draft."
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:53:43 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is optimistic about the potential for TE Jermichael Finley (neck) to resume his playing career based on the reports from team doctor Patrick McKenzie. "Pat (McKenzie) doesn't feel the same way about Jermichael as he felt about Nick (Collins)," McCarthy said. "So I'm very open and optimistic about Jermichael coming back. I think the specifics of their injuries are different."
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:17:38 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team will continue to use the 3-4 defensive alignment as their base defense but will also be using multiple defensive looks next season. "We were not as multiple maybe this year as we've been in prior years really because of the stress of injuries on that unit so we want to get back to some of the things that we did very well in the past and make sure we're carrying enough packages to utilize all of our players," McCarthy said. "We obviously need to get better on defense, and I think these moves that we've made on defense will definitely put us on that path."
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:13:52 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 19. Head coach Mike McCarthy still expects him to play in Week 16.
Fantasy Tip: The team is likely just being cautious with Lacy, and it appears like he will be good to play in Week 16.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 01:51:22 -0800
Despite reports linking his name as a possible candidate for the University of Texas football coaching job, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he would rather stay in Green Bay. "The University of Texas, Austin is a great city. My daughter obviously grew up there, but I am proud to be a Green Bay Packer," McCarthy said. "It's an honor to hold this position. This is home for me. This is home for my family."
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:19:50 -0800
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) was in a walking boot Thursday, Dec. 12. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy would be re-evaluated Friday, Dec. 12.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:38:14 -0800
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) did more in practice Thursday, Dec. 12, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said Rodgers has not been cleared yet, and still needs to be re-evaluated.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:46:50 -0800
Green Bay Packers S Sean Richardson, who played this weekend in his third game since coming off neck surgery, replaced starter M.D. Jennings in the second quarter and impressed the Packers enough that they want to at least give him more playing time against the Dallas Cowboys. "Very aggressive," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "I liked what he did on defense. Sean brings an attitude, energy, juice. So he may get some more opportunities this week."
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:30:28 -0800
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has taken another step in his recovery, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. He feels better, but he has not been cleared to play.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:23:54 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has not been medically cleared yet to play, but has not been ruled out for the team's Week 14 game. Rodgers will practice in limited fashion Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that Rodgers has not been ruled out yet, but it does not sound like he is close to playing at this point. Watch this closely as the week goes on to see how he progresses in practice.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:59:26 -0800
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is still unlikely to play in the team's Week 13 game, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said the chances are closer to none than slim.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 10:18:43 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said everything looks good with LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) and he fully expects him to play in the team's Week 5 game.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:14:50 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 3. Head coach Mike McCarthy is optimistic Matthews will play in the team's Week 5 game.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:31:43 -0700
If Green Bay Packers FB John Kuhn (hamstring) can't play, Packers coach Mike McCarthy will use tight ends as fill-ins at fullback, particularly TE Andrew Quarless.
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:04:51 -0700
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said TE Jermichael Finley (toe) is making progress with a toe issue, and hopes he will continue to make progress Friday, Sept. 13.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 23:34:26 -0700
Green Bay Packers K's Mason Crosby, Giorgio Tavecchio and Zach Ramirez all attempted kicks Sunday, Aug. 25 during practice. Crosby went 10 for 11, missing wide left from 53 yards. Tavecchio went 9 for 11, missing wide right from 45 and wide left from 63. Ramirez went 10 for 11, with his miss coming from 45 yards. The situation of who will kick for the Packers remains fluid. "There's a job available and someone needs to jump through the door and take it. That hasn't happened yet," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:38:58 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Johnny Jolly is on a limited practice plan, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Tue, 28 May 2013 11:27:27 -0700
Green Bay Packers DL Johnny Jolly has not joined the team for organized team activities. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he will address Jolly's situation when he returns to the team.
Tue, 21 May 2013 11:48:49 -0700
Green Bay Packers OL JC Tretter (undisclosed) is dealing with an injury and will not be available for the rest of organized team activities, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:53:26 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy does not agree with critics who feel his team has grown soft over the last couple of seasons. "To me, we're a physical, tough football team," McCarthy said. "I totally disagree. I don't know how you can put the tape on and say the Green Bay Packers aren't physical." McCarthy added the team plays the same way it did during their Super Bowl campaign. "How do we play any different from the approach, the identity today that we did in 2010?" McCarthy said. "How do you swing that far? You don't go from here to here." The Packers are a passing team that struggles to run against base defenses. On defense, they have ranked 26th each of the past two seasons in average yards allowed per rush.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:14:48 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy praised TE Jermichael Finley at his season-ending press conference. McCarthy said Finley was a different man after the Packers bye week, and that he was happy with the way Finley finished the season.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:00:31 -0800
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (illness) was sent home by head coach Mike McCarthy because of an illness. McCarthy feels confident Cobb will be ready to go for the team's playoff game.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:51:22 -0800
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) should return to practice Thursday, Jan. 10, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said the injury is something that has been ongoing and something he has been fighting through.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 09:02:35 -0800
The Green Bay Packers are 1-3 in games decided by three points or fewer this season and 6-14 in such games under head coach Mike McCarthy.