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Mike McCarthy pushes press conference to Tuesday

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Packers coach Mike McCarthy generally has a press conference on Monday afternoons before spending Tuesday working on the game plan for the week without addressing the media.

Things will work a bit differently this week. As reported by the reporters on the Packers beat, the team announced that McCarthy won’t be holding his press conference on Monday and that he will meet with the media on Tuesday afternoon instead.

No reason was given for the postponement, but there have been several conflicting reports about quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ health and his plans for a return to action this year. Rodgers is visiting with doctors to see how his collarbone is healing and moving things back a day should allow the Packers to have more certainty about where things stand at quarterback.

The Packers face the Falcons next Sunday and a loss will pretty much put a nail in the coffin for their playoff chances, so you’ll imagine they’ll take every possible minute before deciding that Rodgers will miss another game.

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  1. grabgrabgrab says: Dec 2, 2013 1:39 PM

    He’s busy getting ready to run the table…

  2. thepftpoet says: Dec 2, 2013 1:40 PM

    Vikings & Packers fans should be honest, the only thing we should be worried about now is mock drafts for 2014…

  3. chillyball says: Dec 2, 2013 1:43 PM

    Dinner table.

  4. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 2, 2013 1:44 PM

    Extended bye week.

  5. purpwalk says: Dec 2, 2013 1:45 PM

    sure, he’ll run to the dinner table

  6. trollsetter says: Dec 2, 2013 1:46 PM

    Does McCarthy like cheeseburgers as much as Clay Matthews? Those are the questions the Packer fans must ask themselves as they are out of the playoff chase. Maybe they should throw Datone Jones in on the offensive line.

  7. expertop says: Dec 2, 2013 1:47 PM

    I can’t imagine Magic Mike is going to do anything but be extremely careful with Rodgers. If it means waiting, so be it. This team’s playoff hopes don’t amount to much compared to long-term health of their MVP.

  8. duece5 says: Dec 2, 2013 1:47 PM

    The Rodgers saga is just a smoke screen.

    They are trying out their next back-up, err starting QB (insert ANY name here) to be a guinea pig in their unbelievably successful QB development program!

    The TT and MM QB graveyard:

    Brohm
    Harrel
    Rubely
    Wallace
    Coleman
    Tolzien
    Flynn
    (Insert name)

    Sorry pukes……IT IS OVER, as she hasn’t healed yet. Even if she, err Erin, is okay, their flimsy oline will put her out to dry, and oooops!

    It would be totally selfish of TT and MM to put her out there before she is ready, but nobody would be shocked, as MM looks totally clueless without his porn stache friend!

  9. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 2, 2013 1:50 PM

    It’s obvious some of you guys are upvoting your own messages. That’s weak sauce.

  10. vikefan says: Dec 2, 2013 1:55 PM

    who’s getting fired today?

  11. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 2, 2013 1:55 PM

    When Superbowl winning coach Mike McCarthy moves his press conference, it’s newsworthy.

  12. jimthebuilder27 says: Dec 2, 2013 1:56 PM

    As a Packers fan, I’m conflicted. While the losing is painful, it also might get us a higher draft pick, something that would help the Pack immensely.

    Perhaps that’s the only upside to a lost season.

  13. farvite says: Dec 2, 2013 2:10 PM

    Should be pushed out indefinitely.

    Nothing to hear. Ever. He’s as bad as Belicheat.

  14. contra74 says: Dec 2, 2013 2:21 PM

    Wait – I thought Cyber Monday was limited to online deals…not buffet deals.

  15. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 2, 2013 2:23 PM

    I think tomorrow is going to be a pretty happy day. Thanks, vikes, for taking care of the Bears for us. You can go back to speculating on which QB you’ll take in the draft.

  16. chris6523 says: Dec 2, 2013 2:23 PM

    Rubley? What do TT or MM have to do with him?

  17. goatbrady says: Dec 2, 2013 2:37 PM

    As a Packers fan our season should bring me a lot of dismay, but the reality is we need a crap season like this. And not for the high draft pick (who will likely just end up getting injured anyway with our garbage Strength Trainers, but the fact that Rodgers’ has basically been carrying this team for the last 3 years. Every part of our team is being exposed as less than adequate. From our offense, our defense to our coordinators and coaches.

    I don’t like to speculate, but I have a feeling someone is getting fired after the season ends.

  18. purpleguy says: Dec 2, 2013 2:38 PM

    The real question should be is whether anyone outside of WI even cares about MM moving the date of a press conference for a team that is now as irrelevant as mine.

  19. duece5 says: Dec 2, 2013 2:39 PM

    chris6523 says: Dec 2, 2013 2:23 PM

    Rubley? What do TT or MM have to do with him?

    duece5 says:

    You’re right, he failed in the 90s under Favre.

    Just add Vince Young…good?

  20. duece5 says: Dec 2, 2013 2:40 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 2, 2013 2:23 PM

    I think tomorrow is going to be a pretty happy day. Thanks, vikes, for taking care of the Bears for us. You can go back to speculating on which QB you’ll take in the draft.

    duece5 says:

    No problem, Carl.

    We took care of business where you guys could not!

    Won’t matter if Rodgers comes back or not…..your defense is , well, offensive!

  21. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 2, 2013 2:42 PM

    @contra. Below is what Coach McCarthy has done lately, what have you done lately?

    Since returning to Green Bay in 2006, McCarthy has immersed himself in the local community and beyond through participation in numerous philanthropic events and charitable donations.

    Perhaps closest to his heart is the Mike & Jessica McCarthy Golf Invitational. Established in June 2010, the tournament benefits the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wis. In just four years, the event has helped the hospital take significant steps toward achieving its fundraising goal for the “Sick Kids Can’t Wait” campaign. The campaign is designed to meet the needs of sick children by further developing and improving the resources and facilities at the hospital.

    Including projected contributions in 2013, the McCarthy Family Foundation has made donations to benefit numerous charities, projects and institutions during his seven-plus seasons as head coach. McCarthy established the foundation with the intent of fostering a long-term philanthropic commitment by his family beyond his NFL career. The beneficiaries have included organizations throughout Wisconsin, Kansas and his hometown of Pittsburgh.

    McCarthy’s local-event participation is highlighted annually by the Mike McCarthy Cystic Fibrosis Celebrity Golf Open. The 2013 event marked the 27th consecutive year that the Open was hosted by the current Packers head coach, a tradition started by Lindy Infante. The golf outing benefits local and statewide cystic fibrosis organizations and has raised more than $600,000.

    Additionally, McCarthy has served as honorary chairperson and participated in numerous charitable events around the state.
    In the past, he has participated in the Lombardi Award of Excellence Dinner Ball, which supports the Vince Lombardi Charitable Funds in the fight against cancer, and served as host of the Green & Gold Gala, a fundraiser for Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin. He has also spent time visiting cancer patients at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.

    Among several other events, McCarthy has participated in the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer Motorcycle Ride, the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, the team’s regular Make-A-Wish Foundation practice and game visits, and various local Get Motivated seminars.

    McCarthy was honored with the Distinguished Service Award at the Lee Remmel Sports Awards Banquet in April 2008, and then in the fall as the 2008 Person of the Year from his native Greenfield Neighborhood. He was also voted by the fans as the 2007 Motorola Coach of the Year, and in 2011 was named the Maxwell Football Club’s NFL Coach of the Year.

  22. shaggytoodle says: Dec 2, 2013 3:17 PM

    The Packers haven’t been able to overcome the injuries.. but who knows there’s still quarter of the season left and anything can happen…

    They are missing 2 extremely solid weapons as well as a former MVP on OFF and missed LBs for chunks of time. with some pretty steady rookies
    from last years class like Worthy and Hayward not seeing the field at all this season.

  23. deltaoracle says: Dec 2, 2013 3:38 PM

    GB isn’t exactly facing a Murderer’s Row to close out the season, but even if Rodgers comes back could the Pack legitimately hope to win them all with the defense “playing” the way it has been? Color me extremely dubious.
    A bad season would turn into an outright disaster if they rush Rodgers and/or Cobb back asap and they then get injured so badly that they won’t be able to start when next year kicks off. Chalk this season up as our “Saints” year and come back strong next year. Preferably with new defensive and OLine coaches.

  24. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 2, 2013 3:38 PM

    @Carl -

    We’re happy for him. Now tell him to put down the donut and win a game.

  25. onbucky96 says: Dec 2, 2013 4:04 PM

    Shut Rodgers down. No way they beat Dallas or Pittsburgh even with Discount Doublecheck at QB. Get him healthy for offseason workouts, and “try to win” like NBA teams do. Yeah, I’m saying time to lose to get better draft picks. And tell Ted to NOT draft somebody w/an injury history(Jones, Perry, Bulaga, Harrell,etc.).

  26. expertop says: Dec 2, 2013 4:17 PM

    I guess the portrait of MM that Carl painted on his mom’s garage now makes sense… Carl’s got a bit if a crush going.

  27. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 2, 2013 5:18 PM

    Mike won a Super Bowl and is a good coach and a good size who could feed many. I am glad to see my old friend Carl posting again, but I am saddened to see how many of my fellow Packers fans are posting so often here and assume that they must be out of work. I have a hard time getting work myself. The Packers contribute to our local economy.

    Watching my Packers over the years has inspired me. I would like to invite Carl to join me so he can feel like he has his old job back. He can watch me dig holes. I just love football and the big men that play it. All my other Packers friends here are welcome to join us, too. I will supply Wisconsin’s best Packers foods for all of us, just come over to my place, I’d like to have you all for dinner.

  28. toes110 says: Dec 2, 2013 5:24 PM

    The Old Country Buffet must have a special going on tuesday.

  29. gtodriver says: Dec 2, 2013 6:10 PM

    onbucky96 says:

    Shut Rodgers down. No way they beat Dallas or Pittsburgh even with Discount Doublecheck at QB. Get him healthy for offseason workouts, and “try to win” like NBA teams do. Yeah, I’m saying time to lose to get better draft picks. And tell Ted to NOT draft somebody w/an injury history(Jones, Perry, Bulaga, Harrell,etc.).
    ________________________________

    Packer fans have now quit on their team, just like the players have quit.

    So many of the slime and pee fans have made fun of the Vikings results in the first half of the season. But as bad as those results were – our team didn’t quit.

    Had they rolled over and played dead like the Packers squad, they’d only have 1 win this season.

    After a 1 – 7 start, they are the only team in the NFC North with a winning record for the 3rd quarter of the season at 2 – 1 – 1.

    Heck, the Vikings could still win the division after the way the rest of the NFC North played in the last 4 games.

    Yes, I realize that it is highly unlikely to happen, but heck, Packer fans have been trying to make themselves feel better by posting on this site that the Lions will lose out…. ;)

    Bottom line – I cheer for my team to win every game.

    Draft choices??? Who cares???

    The Packers didn’t use a top 15 draft choice to acquire either Favre or Rodgers.

    Brees was a 2nd rounder, Wilson a 3rd rounder and Brady a 6th rounder.

    Arguably, Brady, Brees, Rodgers and Wilson (listed alphabetically) are 4 of the top 5 current QB’s in the NFL today. The 5th is Peyton Manning – a #1 overall pick.

    So 80% of the top 5 QB’s weren’t selected in the top half of the first round. 60% weren’t even taken in the 1st round.

  30. captiankoonswatch says: Dec 2, 2013 6:46 PM

    Such a travesty that many people think that MM and TT are anywhere near competent. The great Aaron Rodgers has but one Super Bowl appearance, although a win it puts him in the same company as Brad Johnson and Trent Dilfer.

    If Rodgers played for the Steelers, Patriots, 49ers, Cowboys or Giants he would be working on his 3rd SB appearance and/or win by now. Hell…if he was on the Vikings he would have 3 appearances by now, although losses.

    Shame on Michelin Man McCarthy and TT for pretending to field a team around Rodgers, and shame on GB fans for actually buying the product, I guess paint thinner consumption will do that.

  31. packerenglishmajor says: Dec 2, 2013 7:13 PM

    Mike (Mayor McCheese) McCarthy pushes a string of Doughnut holes into his cake-hole.

  32. golforepar says: Dec 2, 2013 7:15 PM

    Keep the comments coming from the “ringless last place” Vikings fans. The Pack won as many SBs in the past 3 years as the rest of the NFC North ever won COMBINED!!

  33. palmercot says: Dec 2, 2013 7:34 PM

    Hopefully he needs an extra day to work on his Resume. Or at least to create a requisition for a Defensive Coordinator that can field a resemblance of a defense.

  34. obsessedvikingfan says: Dec 2, 2013 8:03 PM

    golforepar says: Dec 2, 2013 7:15 PM

    Keep the comments coming from the “ringless last place” Vikings fans. The Pack won as many SBs in the past 3 years as the rest of the NFC North ever won COMBINED!!
    ____________
    News Flash. All fans are ringless. but I assume you actually think you “Own” the team too. LOL

  35. stellarperformance says: Dec 2, 2013 8:24 PM

    Packers will win out….Detroit will lose two….next stop Super Bowl.

    Or,……think like a Viking fan and wish/hope/yearn to lose all the games for draft position.

    The choices are: Think like a winner, or think like a loser.

    “I’ll take WINNER for $1,000.00 Alex!”

  36. glennsyank13 says: Dec 2, 2013 8:26 PM

    captiankoonswatch says: Dec 2, 2013 6:46 PM

    Such a travesty that many people think that MM and TT are anywhere near competent. The great Aaron Rodgers has but one Super Bowl appearance, although a win it puts him in the same company as Brad Johnson and Trent Dilfer.

    ——-

    Adrian Peterson isn’t even in the same league as Dilfer and Brad Johnson. That’s just cruel. But hey, it’s life. James Starks > Adrian Peterson. Come on captiankoonswatch, you don’t really mean it do you?

  37. obsessedvikingfan says: Dec 2, 2013 8:38 PM

    I see a lot more packer fans saying to IR AROD for next year vs. Viking fans saying lose on purpose.

    Real fans of their teams cheer for a win every game. If you don’t, you are probably a Packer fan.

  38. GenXJay says: Dec 2, 2013 8:49 PM

    please put in ShAaron asap.
    this will cement big Mikes decision making skills in a nicely wrapped gift of stupidity. As well, it could be the demise of cheesebay, if God forbid, ShAaron gets put into the dirt.

  39. duece5 says: Dec 2, 2013 8:58 PM

    The theory of packer fans:

    “Hey Marino, Moon, and Kelly…….you guys suck because you don’t have a ring! Brad Johnson, Trent Dilfer, and Mark Rypien are ALL better than you guys!”

    I personally thought John Elway was a great QB, before he got the rings.

    The ring itself is WAY overplayed as far as greatness is concerned.

    As an astute fan said: “NONE of us fans have a ring, no matter who you cheer for.” Well said…….

  40. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 2, 2013 9:00 PM

    Oh look, Deuce is here to spread his nonsensical drivel yet again.

    I thank the lord above that I at least know football more than 99.9% of Vikings fans. I think the only three who are actually smart are purpleguy, valhallarising, and teamnorsecore.

    That might be it.

    Ever.

  41. contra74 says: Dec 3, 2013 2:57 AM

    Carl – really? Really!? The packer excuse regression this year goes as follows?
    - yay we are going to win the Super Bowl!!
    - no problem, next man up
    - Tolzien will torch everyone
    - well you see Matt Flynn destroyed the lions 2 years ago
    - well uh we have 13 championships
    - that McCarthy guy is the best philanthropist coach in the nfl
    -….what’s next packer fans? There’s one more month left in the regular season.

  42. stellarperformance says: Dec 3, 2013 6:58 AM

    The Packers can recover, but they need Rodgers. And the Lions have to shoot themselves in the foot….twice. It is not inconceivable.

    An entire team playing flat can happen. Did you see New Orleans last night? I think I read 188 total yards? Is that right? Does that mean they are terrible? No, and neither are the Packers. Keep the faith. Stay Calm. Do not wish/hope/yearn for draft pick losses like a Viking “fan.”

  43. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 3, 2013 12:25 PM

    contra74 says:
    Dec 3, 2013 2:57 AM
    Carl – really? Really!? The packer excuse regression this year goes as follows?
    - yay we are going to win the Super Bowl!!
    - no problem, next man up
    - Tolzien will torch everyone
    - well you see Matt Flynn destroyed the lions 2 years ago
    - well uh we have 13 championships
    - that McCarthy guy is the best philanthropist coach in the nfl
    -….what’s next packer fans? There’s one more month left in the regular season.

    —-

    I’ll follow that up with viking fan regression:

    —The Vikings are going to win the Super Bowl!
    —Christian is just having a hard time adjusting to all these weapons! Super Bowl!
    —MATT CASSEL!!!
    —UM…I MEAN…JOSH FREEMAN!!! He has the arm to get it downfield. 10 wins in a row… SB.
    —Um… the Packers suck!
    —Aaron Rodgers is hurt! Hahaha! We will DESTROY Green Bay now!
    —Haha, you couldn’t even beat that purple team!
    —Mom, did I tell you to put your clothes on?
    —Well, maybe next year.

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