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McCarthy rules out Rodgers, will start Flynn, addresses Sitton comments

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 27, 2013 – 12:43 pm

Head Coach Mike McCarthy officially ruled out QB Aaron Rodgers on the injury report for Thursday’s game in Detroit and declared Matt Flynn the starting QB.

“Matt Flynn will be the starter tomorrow,” McCarthy said following the team’s practice on Wednesday. “He’s taken all the starter reps this week, and he’s ready to go.

“We’re ready. We’ve got a full game plan in.”

As for G Josh Sitton’s disparaging comments about Detroit’s defensive line and coaching staff, which he made on a radio show Tuesday, McCarthy addressed them briefly.

“I’ll say this about Josh Sitton’s comments. They definitely don’t reflect how we go about our business here,” McCarthy said. “It was discussed with the football team.”


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27 Responses to “McCarthy rules out Rodgers, will start Flynn, addresses Sitton comments”

  1. By Oli on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    What, McCarthy rules out winning , will star Flynn

  2. By DAPAKRZ on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    We’ll see if MM lets Flynn play. We caught the Vikings when he took of the cuffs. But, we didn’t get the win because MM got conservative in the red zone. The only way we beat Detroit is if we jump on them right away. They only way that happens if we come out slingin’. We have no chance if the MM conservative play calling continues as Flynn will also find himself facing third-and-long all day.

  3. By Dustin on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    It’s a good thing we have a beast of a running back that is averaging 4.1 yards a carry… Miss Negative Nancy. I bet McCarthy knows a bit more about his team than you do…

  4. By Ed on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    The Packers need to continue to control the clock and run the ball successfully without Rodgers. Limiting the Lions chances to make big plays by keeping their offense off the field is important. I feel the difference in this game will depend on what we do when we get in the red zone. If we put up 7, we’ll win…if we settle for 3, we will not.

  5. By Waldo on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    Can anyone explain to me why on earth MM went for two points when when they were down 18 points last Sunday. Even if they made it and the next touchdown, they still would have needed a field goal. As it was, kicking the extra point they would have won the game. He has caused the packers at least 2 losses this year.

  6. By Cliff on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    can anyone tell me why Josh
    Sitton has to open his big mouth and give the Lions more incentive by flapping his jaws. put up or shut up Josh tomorrow. the o-line shouldnt be talking about anyone the way they have been playing. Hate when playerss do this stuff!

  7. By northerner on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    Hope for the best and be ready for the worst…… thats my plan since AR got injured.

  8. By Mike on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    Will everybody please stop playing Monday morning quarterback?

    It makes you look like an idiot if you think that calling the game AFTER it is already over makes you seem intelligent. :)

  9. By Scott on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply


    We were down 16 points and not 18 so going to 2 at the time made perfect sense….trying to make it a one score deficit instead of two.

    Hmmmmmmm Where’s Waldo (guess you werent watching the same game!)

  10. By katherine on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    they were never down by 18 points it was 16 and he went for 2 cuz it could’ve been a 2 score game stop crying about it oh and probly cuz the defense @ the time wasn’t stopin anybody.

  11. By katherine on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    sorry not could’ve IT WAS.

  12. By Scott on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    Schwartz is a DIC# so the comments were true.

  13. By jerry rudloff on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    Oh the Drama…….it does sell. Smack those Lions all over the field!!!

  14. By Packers50 on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    The two pointer miss aside. Getting the ball down to the three yard line on second down with a 240+ rb in overtime is once again a headshaker. How does this Happen. Call TIMEOUT! Bring the o-line together with the Lacy and the defense as well if they can hear. Tell everyone RIGHT THEN we are going to run three plays and smash it and go get the WIN! Tell Lacy in front of his whole team this is why we drafted you!! Your defence SUCKED THE ENTIRE GAME!! At least then they would know if the O did not make it that they had them pinned and with one stop would be back in field goal range. I do not understand MM’s thinking. Play to your strength and not your weakness.

  15. By Sledge1998 on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    The comments were absolutely true. The whole lot of them are exactly as Sitton described them. The problem is now instead of hoping one of the starters doesn’t get hurt, the question becomes WHEN will they get hurt? It’s going to be like “The Longest Yard” out there.

  16. By Rich on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe Sitton’s comments will open the eyes of the refs. The Lions are a bunch of cheap shot artist and Schwartz is a Dic&!!!

  17. By Sledge1998 on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    Let me rephrase that before I get jumped on. I’m not saying the Lions are tougher than the Packers. I’m saying that they’ll be throwing cheap shots all day long, during the play and after the whistle. I’m sure the Pack know it’s coming too, but it’s going to be a long war.

  18. By Vern on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    GO PACK GO!!!

  19. By peter on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    @packers50 agreed! But spread them out and do it.

  20. By Brent Rhode on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    If Tampa Bay can do it, Green Bay can do it. How about another 4 interceptions Stafford?

  21. By tzag on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    I kind of like what Sitton did if what he said is true. He is giving a message to his team (packers) and Detroit. Letting the heart and soul of that defense o Detroit know that we aren’t intimidated. Letting the pack team that know that we are going to be in a war tomorrow, be ready for battle, and don’t be pushed around, take it to them. That is instilling confidence and showing leadership on this team.

  22. By Tazman59 on Nov 27, 2013 | Reply

    What the Packers need is for the entire team to go out and give 110% for the entire game, it seem like we can play good for 2 or 3 quarters depending on the day but, I can not remember seeing them play 100% for 4 quarters this year, if they can do that each week they would be a hard team to beat. Until then we are just a mediocre team that others can take advantage of. So lets go Packers lets see you give 100% for 4 quarters and see you beat the Lions on Thanksgiving Day, and the Packer Nation will be thankful. GO PACK GO!!!

  23. By john G on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Mccarthy is the worst coach, so predictable and so conservative in the red zone, he has personally made him self look like a fool with his “man crush” on Tolzein and not starting Flynn earlier, Mccarthy needs to go!!!

  24. By Robert Ossig on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Freedom of speech, if thats how Josh feels then let him voice hie opinion. Or did O’bama take that away too ???? Happy Turkey Day too all, GO-PACK-GO !

  25. By rjorgPACK on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    I think the key, with or without Rodgers is two pronged…

    1. Don’t be so predictable on the play calling. If we can see it we know the other team DC can see it. We need more creativity and mixing it up. It seems like we have a puny playbook by what we watch.

    2. The DEF has to get in their face and make tackles.

  26. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    I LOVE What Sitton said- I’ve been saying it since Schwartz and Suh got there…only I used far more expletives!!

  27. By Joe Potts on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Can Capers coach the practice squad.

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