Asked about Cullen Jenkins’ calf strain after the game, McCarthy said the following:
You really don’t know until tomorrow. Anytime you have a strain, particularly of a muscle, it’s the same one that he’s strained in the past, so that’s the concern there. We’ll have more information for you tomorrow.
Now, I am not overtly fluent in McCarthyese, but its never a good sign when he uses the word “concern”, though we are lucky we didn’t hear the “They’re sure to put him on I.R.” word “significant”.
Packer fans can only hope Jenkins only misses one game or even is back on a limited basis next week. He was having his best game of the year rushing the passer with two sacks and several QB hits. Since getting the cast off his hand he has really come alive, getting quick inside pressure by using his impressive first step coupled with a nasty rip move that got him into the 49ers backfield more than once.