Mike McCarthy Press Conference Transcript - Sept. 17

(So you added Daryn Colledge to the injury report?)

Daryn Colledge, he left practice today with a foot sprain. I haven't been to the training room yet. I don't think it's serious. It's not the Lisfranc sprain. I'm sure that's going to be asked. So we'll see what happens.

(Did you see it happen?)

No I did not.

(Would you just move Lang in there?)

Well, I don't really want to talk about that unless I have to. So we'll see how tomorrow goes.

(On Monday you said you had to find a way to get Bishop more involved. Is that possible with all the guys you have at linebacker?)

I think it's important just to keep everybody involved, period. Especially when they perform. Desmond has done a very good job throughout the special teams in Week 1, did a very good job in preseason in everything. But it is a challenge. These are good problems that we have with our linebackers. They all want to play every down. That's healthy. But we'd definitely like to create opportunities for all our guys. Game-planning dictates that. The way the game goes dictates it too.

(You could keep guys fresh but is there a rhythm issue?)

I think that sounds good. I think that's part of it. But I think it's more the preparation part of it. The more you do, the more you have to practice. And today, people don't just line up in two formations and let you play all your different defenses through that. We played a lot more sub against Chicago than we anticipated, so some of the reps were different than you probably anticipated. That's why you play the game.

(How's Brandon Jackson doing?)

He's coming along fine. I had a chance to talk to Brandon briefly down at the Hutson Center before he was going through his rehab. He says he's making progress.

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