Halftime quotes from Packers

Posted by on September 2, 2010 – 8:53 pm

HEAD COACH MIKE McCARTHY:

(on who or what stood out in the first half) “I’ll be honest, we need to clean some things up. I don’t really have anybody specifically to talk about. I thought Matt Flynn handled some tough spots there. Defensively we had the turnover, but we’ve just got to play better run defense and play better fundamental football here in the second half.”

(on Jason Chery’s first half and the rough start) “You can’t play in Green Bay if you don’t take care of the football. Hopefully he’ll get some more opportunities in the second half.”

QUARTERBACK MATT FLYNN:

(ohe opening struggles) “We had some plays out there, we had some plays open. I just missed the throws. I got my footing a little messed up a couple times. We came back and rebounded and moved the ball a little bit, but I have to do a better job on those couple throws I missed.”

(on the failed fourth-and-goal) “Very disappointing. They were bringing all-out pressure, and the defensive back made a good play.”

(on the FG drive) “That was good. Good for confidence. We need to go out there and put some more points up.”

LINEBACKER A.J. HAWK:

(on the progress of the defense this preseason) “I think for the most part we have taken some big steps this preseason. Obviously as a defense, being that it is the second year in the 3-4 under Coach Capers, I think we know it inside and out now and we have a bunch of different things that we can throw at teams to try and confuse them.”

(on whether it gives him confidence knowing they will have injured players back for Week 1) “Of course. In the preseason, every single guy has his own plan for how he is going to be healthy for the season. We know we are going to be going into some games short a few guys, but it is good to have the season finally here. Week 1 is right around the corner and we’re just excited to play some football.”

(on whether there is a lot more the defense can show in Week 1) “Yeah, a little bit. Obviously I think most teams are pretty vanilla in the preseason, both on offense and defense. There are no secrets in football. You’ve just got to go out there and run around and swarm to the ball, and that’s what we want to do regardless of what defense we have called.”


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