News now! McCarthy gives thoughts on tape from Lions game

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on November 16, 2015 – 5:20 pm

151116-nn1GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy explained what he saw on the tape from his Packers’ loss to the Lions on Sunday.

“The video tape evaluation, offensively, as a whole, the coaching staff takes a lot of pride in teaching the fundamentals. We feel it’s the key. We’re not playing to the standard we believe in. Players wise, the adjustments at the line of scrimmage, we can continue to work on that. Everything we need to do, we have the people in the locker room to do it. We left big opportunities on the field. We have to win those one-on-ones at a higher efficiency. Coaching wise, we have to get it out of our players,” McCarthy told reporters on Monday.

“We need to be better in our fundamentals. That’s what we’re lacking. We’re not doing it enough to win games,” he added.

At 6-3, the Packers have fallen a game behind the Vikings in the NFC North title race. This Sunday’s game in Minnesota will either put the Packers back in control of their own destiny, or leave them two games off the pace with six to play.

“We let one get away at home. We need to make up for that. At the end of the day, it’s about the Minnesota Vikings. We probably spent half our day on the Vikings,” McCarthy said. “I’ll never panic. That’s not the way you play the game and that’s not the way you coach. To have a little fear of losing your job is healthy. But you can’t play cautious. We won’t coach that way and we won’t play that way.”

Aaron Rodgers?

“If Aaron’s guilty of anything, he’s trying to do too much. We’re chasing the game. You don’t chase the game of football. You let it come to you. We have to quit chasing our tail,” McCarthy said.

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