Mike McCarthy trusts Aaron Rodgers to lead a turnaround

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 21, 2016 – 1:06 pm

160921-offense-950GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy has no lack of confidence in his offense, in his quarterback, and in his team’s ability to improve.

In discussing how to get the offense out of its early-season doldrums, McCarthy said his team is tuned in to its shortcomings through two games and what needs to be done moving forward.

“We’re going to focus on the process,” McCarthy said before Wednesday’s practice, the first of the week to prepare for Sunday’s home opener against Detroit. “The work ethic is outstanding. We’ll improve off of last week, I’m confident of that.”

The Packers showed signs of busting out in the second half at Minnesota, gaining 198 yards after totaling just 65 in the first half. It didn’t translate to the scoreboard for other reasons, mainly two turnovers, but McCarthy is not questioning quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his ability to help lead the offensive recovery.

“I have great confidence in Aaron. I’ve never trusted a quarterback as a player more than I’ve trusted Aaron Rodgers,” McCarthy said, going on to praise Rodgers for his dedication, and all the extra time he spends at the team facility with his coaches and teammates. “We’ll stick to the process and from that we’ll have success.”

The preliminary injury report will be coming later on Wednesday. McCarthy did not have any specific updates, other than to say LB Clay Matthews is being looked at by the medical team for “two things,” indicating the ankle that was bothering him in Minnesota is not the only issue.

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