News now! Focus is on execution, not schemes

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on November 2, 2015 – 6:28 pm

151102-nn1GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy said execution, not schemes, will fix what’s wrong.

“When you’re at 50 plays two (games) in a row, I’m not complaining about the scheme. There’s a lot more to be concerned about. You convert third down. Our explosive plays need to improve. Those are the things we’ll focus on,” the Packers head coach said on Monday evening. fewer than 24 hours after the Packers suffered a 29-10 loss in Denver.

The Packers ran 46 plays, a game after running just 49 plays against San Diego. Offense, long the Packers’ calling card, is the team’s current weakness.

“We have very good players. We have good schemes. The thing that bothered me … I thought they played faster than we did. As a coach, you have to take responsibility for that,” McCarthy said. “This stretch (of schedule) is a very difficult stretch. This is what you need as a football team. We had plenty of adversity in Denver. We’ll be a better football team because of it.”

Denver remained undefeated, 7-0. The Carolina Panthers, the Packers’ next opponent, can go to 7-0 with a win over Indianapolis on Monday night.

“We have another big challenge. We’re focused on getting back to doing the things we do well, which we haven’t done the last two (games),” McCarthy said.

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