Mike McCarthy: “Low workload” for entire roster this week

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Faced with a short week, the Packers have plenty of reason to ease up on Aaron Rodgers this week.

Then again, it’s a short week for practically the entire league, so the Packers are going to ease up on everyone.

Via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he’s going to have a light week of work for his entire roster in advance of Saturday’s game against the Vikings.

“It won’t just be Aaron Rodgers, the plan for the whole team is a low workload,” McCarthy said.

Rodgers seemed to push through the calf injury which kept him off the practice field most of last week, and taking care of his is obviously their priority.

But with games a day earlier than normal and a holiday creating an added layer of the dreaded “distractions,” not pushing players in the 16th week of the regular season is also the prudent play.

24 responses to “Mike McCarthy: “Low workload” for entire roster this week

  1. might as well, you barely beat a 3-11 team so why even work hard on the basics.

    have your corners practice juggling and do more yoga. the division and playoffs are pretty much already locked up for green bay. just have to pick out your hotel rooms for houston and make plans for the parade I guess.

  2. Someone should tell McCarthy his team has a reputation for being soft and poorly conditioned.

  3. Nothing against the state, ownership, or the players, but I couldn’t be happier for the viking fans!
    (especially the ones who post here)

  4. Our Packers do their best work low. We are good at low.

    LOW, PACK, LOW!

  5. I usually only compliment Rodgers, but the Pack O-line, particularly the LT, seems to be playing very well the last 4 games. I hope the Vikes give the Pack a good game this weekend — I’ve got to watch the game with my WI relatives and I don’t want to have to stuff their Christmas stockings in their mouths by halftime.

  6. All the players and coaches can do now is play and coach. There is really not much that can go into preparation other than game planning the opponent. The plays are in the book and if they work they work, if they don’t they don’t. That is what is great about December football. It is all about the players now.

  7. Frazier28/7 says:
    Dec 20, 2016 1:17 PM
    might as well, you barely beat a 3-11 team so why even work hard on the basics.
    _________________

    Vikings fans keep forgetting that they lost to the Bears!

  8. Someone should tell McCarthy his team has a reputation for being soft and poorly conditioned.

    They say every team is a reflection of their coach………

  9. crownofthehelmet says:
    Dec 20, 2016 1:20 PM
    Someone should tell McCarthy his team has a reputation for being soft and poorly conditioned.

    That soft team that literally was knocking the decals off opposing players last weekend? And spare me the “it’s cold” bs – it ONLY happened to Bears players after being hit by Packers – not in KC, not to GB, not anywhere else with cold temps.

    And FYI – by “workload” McC means hard practices or as much prep as maybe they would for an opponent they’ve not faced in the recent past – they’re still going to work tape and walk through – they’re not going to bust heads with pads on.

  10. aarons444 says:
    Dec 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    They say every team is a reflection of their coach………
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    Is that true? Do all Vikings players scream themselves blind with rage?

  11. Vikings have the potential to play well. We need to prepare accordingly. We got up on the bears last week and got complacent as usual and almost lost the game.

    Yes, we still need to kick FGs instead of going for every 4th down. Our defense is still suspect, with flashes of OK play.

  12. might as well, you barely beat a 3-11 team so why even work hard on the basics.
    ——-
    Anyone else see the irony in a mn fan saying we barely beat a 3-11 team? The same team that recently blew them out? What the heck? Does your need to troll outwiegh common sense?

  13. crownofthehelmet says:
    Dec 20, 2016 1:20 PM
    Someone should tell McCarthy his team has a reputation for being soft and poorly conditioned.
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    Can’t help but see the irony. Wasn’t soft exactly how Zimmer described his team earlier this season? I guess he was right.

  14. might as well, you barely beat a 3-11 team so why even work hard on the basics.
    ——————————————————————–

    Yea and one of those 3 wins from the bears came by beating the vikings.

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