GREEN BAY – The Packers' coordinators met with the media on Thursday. Here's a sampling of their key comments.
Special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia
On Miami's special teams:
They've got a really good special-teams unit in my opinion, they have great speed, a great kickoff returner. They've blocked a punt already this year. (Jaelan) Phillips, their defensive end, is really a good player, they're keeping their defense in a lot on punt rush. It will be a big challenge for us. Their special teams coach has been there a long time. They have a new coach running the show, but the special teams coach has had some continuity there with a lot of players, been there a while. It will be a big challenge. We're looking forward to it. We're excited to go out and play in a different climate.
Defensive coordinator Joe Barry
On dealing with Miami's speed:
This team truly lives on the explosion play and we've got to keep the ball inside and in front of us. I think we've got to tackle better than we've ever tackled all year long. I think all those things go into eliminating the explosion play, keeping the ball in front of us and then tackling the ball in front of us. That's the key.
On the Rams converting two early third-and-longs and how the third-down defense improved after that:
One time, they actually did a really good job of using tempo, and tempo-ing into getting on the ball right away, and kudos to them, they caught us. Then the second time, we had a pressure and we actually screwed up the pressure, quite frankly. I think those things are just early in the game jitters, get them out. Unfortunately you don't want to have those in a money down like third down is, but those were things we were able to correct on the sideline and just kind of understand what their approach was, and then we got them cleaned up.
Offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich
On Miami's pass rush:
They're good across the board. They're going to really challenge us. They play a scheme where they get one-on-one matchups and do a great job twisting and rushing the passer. They've got all kinds of blitz packages, so they're going to be a big challenge for us in the passing game.
On Romeo Doubs' return from injury:
I was just very happy to see him look like himself, you know what I mean? See the guy that we saw at the beginning of the year before he was injured. It's good to see that he's back and ready to go. But he looked great.