GREEN BAY — Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said the coaching staff moved onto the next opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles, sooner than they would have on a normal Monday after Sunday night’s blowout win over the Bears.
“We’re focused on the next one,” McCarthy said. “It was a fun game, a great win, but it’s just one win. We have to keep that in perspective.”
The big win featured Clay Matthews moving to inside linebacker on run downs, but McCarthy is not about to call it a permanent position change.
“Clay Matthews is not an inside linebacker. He’s a football player,” McCarthy said. “We’ll see where he plays this week. (The change) has its benefits the first time out of the box.”
McCarthy also praised the play of veteran Julius Peppers on defense. Peppers had a strip-sack and fumble recovery, plus a batted pass and multiple tackles against the run.
“He’s getting more and more comfortable each and every week,” McCarthy said. “He’s playing at a high level.”
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