Mike McCarthy high on 2014 Packers in opening address

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on July 25, 2014 – 10:20 am

140725-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY–Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy opened training camp for the media on Friday morning with a press conference in which he echoed the great-expectations theme with which the 2014 Packers would seem to have been anointed.

“We really like our roster. I feel it’s a group we can do a lot of special things with,” McCarthy said. “The competition starts. I’m looking for a lot of competititon and depth. This is our most important time of year. You have to grow. We have to find out about a number of new players.”

It’s one of the “old” players, star linebacker Clay Matthews, who might be of greatest concern. The issue is Matthews’ twice surgically repaired thumb. Is he ready to practice?

“I haven’t seen Clay personally, yet. We have conditioning tests going on now,” McCarthy said.

It was the big picture on which McCarthy was most forthcoming.

“When I look at the big picture, I feel our men are ready. I’ll have a couple points of emphasis I’ll hit the team with tonight at 5:30,” he said.

For the full story from McCarthy’s press conference, click here.




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