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Mike McCarthy on the 2013 schedule release

Posted by Duke Bobber on April 18, 2013 – 7:51 pm

(on opening the season at San Francisco)
“Opening day is always exciting. Playing the San Francisco 49ers is obviously a challenge that we look forward to.”

(on not having back-to-back road games)
“I like it. It gives you a chance to get into a routine of playing at home and then on the road, to get into a flow. Winning on the road is so important.”

(on playing on Thanksgiving Day)
“It’s an incredible tradition, playing on Thanksgiving Day. It’s a blessing for everyone involved. We’re fortunate enough to still be home in time to share in the importance of the day.”

(on the long week leading into Week 14 after playing on Thanksgiving)
“That will serve as a second bye week for us, which you appreciate with the early bye we have in Week 4.”

(on the final month of the schedule following Thanksgiving)
“I think we have a really tough finish on paper with the teams we’re playing down the stretch.”

(on the schedule)
“We’ve known since the end of the season who we’re playing, and now we’ve found out where we’re playing them. Frankly, I’ve never looked past the first four weeks, and that will be the same as far as how we prepare our team.”

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23 Responses to “Mike McCarthy on the 2013 schedule release”

  1. By Ihappydirt on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    Bye in the third week. Thanks a lot NFL.

  2. By Ihappydirt on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    After the third week, I should have said.

  3. By begreen12 on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    Not an easy game in the whole schedule but it seemed like the NFL Network folks thought the Pack would have a great season although they also felt the Pack got hosed with the way the schedule plays out. Opening against the Niners and closing against the Bears with lots of prime time games including the Lions on Thanksgiving (personally don’t like that). Wow what a season!

  4. By Samuel Resz on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    Should be a lot of fun and very interesting. The Packers definitely have a tough schedule. I am (of course) hoping they win the Big One.

  5. By michael tackett on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    can u send me the schedule

  6. By The Tavis Smiley Suicide Squad on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    Come check out our punk band “the tavis Smiley suicide squad” in Green Bay at the Concert Cafe at 8pm! $10 at the door. All ages

  7. By The Tavis Smiley Suicide Squad on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    oh it on 4/20/2013. we’ll see you all there!!

  8. By Mike on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    Very Tough schedule… yikes!!

  9. By Steve on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    I think it’s a good schedule evens out and it will make a statement as the season ends in the big Play Off run.

  10. By NOTTHATRODGERS on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    It is a very tough schedule…But, c’mon people, do really think the other teams WANT to play THE PACK…I don’t think so…Also, one more thing, quit dragging this out, get Aaron Rodgers signed…GO PACK GO!!!

  11. By animal lover on Apr 20, 2013 | Reply

    tough schedule, tough teams! best of luck!

  12. By Brian on Apr 20, 2013 | Reply

    Love watching the pack on Thanksgiving! Im not crazy about opening at S.F., but that’s just how it goes sometimes. The 3 Sunday night games are cool cuz the whole country is watching. Monday night games used to be that way but ever since the switch to ESPN the games have lost their luster. Looking forward to another run at the Super Bowl!

  13. By Rick on Apr 21, 2013 | Reply

    Might want to double-check those three Sunday night games. One looks a lot like a Monday to me.

  14. By kiefer on Apr 21, 2013 | Reply

    Love this schedule. Very tough but winnable games. Packers will show they have improved on D. Superbowl Champs Lets get it !!

  15. By Kevin L. Broehm on Apr 21, 2013 | Reply

    Challenging in both preseason games, but holy smoke WHAT A REGULAR SEASON FOR THE GREEN AND GOLD. If we get past the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 I can confidently say a 12-4 or even a 13-3 season for the most talented team and the most cohesive over the past six out seven seasons since Mc Carthy came on the scene (74-38) from 2006-2012 one win short of Mike Holmgren at (75-37) from 1992-1998. Anythhing less then 10 wins would be a HUGH and I mean HUGH disappointment. Can’t say for sure if they’ll be in the Super Bowl, but then again who knows. Just being honest about our appearing in Super Bowl 48, but when the dust clears on that last Sunday’s game on December 29th, 2013 at least I say it will be their third NFC North championship by one full game on Minnesota and Chicago respectively. GO PACK GO

  16. By Scott K on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    Hugh disappointment? Is that the same as huge?

    Go Pack Go

  17. By northerner on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    Eric Torkelson will come out of retirement and give the pack the punch they need for this schedule.

  18. By Salman on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    What do you guys think we will lose by the 49ers right agian? It will be a close game but we will still lose.

  19. By Joe on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    Do you really think the Pack will lose in SF? What do you imagine the Packer coaching staff has been focused on in the off-season. They will not be caught off guard this time. And, if we secure a running back and safety in the draft, the dynamics change. We will need to protect Aaron, but sometimes a potent running game will do just that. GO PACK GO!

  20. By spini on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

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  21. By chris on Apr 24, 2013 | Reply

    To be the best you have to play the best. This team and its coaches are up the challenge. This team and its fans do not want to win a championship and have it attributable to an “easy schedule” which would be the claim by some sports writers.

  22. By nvpackerfan on Apr 24, 2013 | Reply

    On paper it’s a tough schedule. But, you never know how injuries will play out for any team. Only chance the Pack has in any game is to protect Aaron. Defense is mediocre at best. Packers need some one other than Cobb to return kicks that can hold onto the ball.
    Pack is drafting too low to get any immediate help so it’s basically the same team. What the Pack should draft with their first pick is a receiver who can get open. The Packs offense has to protect the defense and keep them off the field. I love the Pack, but I’m laying the pts in the 49er game.

  23. By Moe on Apr 25, 2013 | Reply

    A very difficult schedule

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