MM on protecting players from injury: There's so much data. And you have to have old-school instincts. Every practice is scripted and we've always over-prepared. We always end up cutting back. We make sure we're using the time the best way we can.
MM on preparing Rodgers: Cognizant of how many times he throws. But if you look at training, the NFL as a whole does a great job of getting in shape. There haven't been many times in post-CBA era guys didn't hit their targets.
McCarthy stops short of mentioning a pitch count, but says he's "very cognizant" of how many times Aaron Rodgers throws the football in camp at this stage of his career. Adds Rodgers is always in great shape, so no concern there.
McCarthy on offense facing a new D in camp: This next phase is to make sure of two things: veteran players going against veteran players as much as possible and making sure we're staying out of bad looks (not what you're trying to prepare for).
How did McCarthy spend his summer vacation? He says he returned with a list of 15 adjustments to discuss with OC Joe Philbin that will tweak #Packers offense. Says that isn't different than most years, but example of one way he's working with new OC.
MM on his feel this year: My job from a personal viewpoint, I have to make sure you improve every day. I'm realistic that this is our opportunity, 2018. That's all that matters. We've been guaranteed 16 games. The challenge is different for every team.
McCarthy on entering #Packers camp: "This is our opportunity, 2018. That's really all that matters. We've been guaranteed 16 games. We need to make sure we're doing everything through training camp to be ready really for those first four games."
MM on if better equipped if something happened to Rodgers: We all should be better from the negative experiences we had last season. If I haven't pushed that then I haven't been successful. You learn a lot about the mistakes and overcoming adversity.
McCarthy on Aaron Rodgers contract: "Business affairs are what they are. This isn't the place to speak on them. They're very personal for everyone that goes through it. I have confidence in the organization, and obviously confidence in Aaron, so just stay the course."