Mike McCarthy: Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang Exceed Their Workload

The Packers' starting guards were both listed as questionable on the team's injury report on Friday.

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy met with the media on Friday for the final time in advance of the upcoming game with the Chicago Bears.

The following are select comments from his press conference:

  • On the testing the Packers starting guards went through on Friday: T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton had a workout this morning at 8:00 a.m. down in the Don Hutson Center. They both completed it. What they needed to do, they exceeded it.
  • On the impact of Saturday's practice on Sitton and Lang: I think the evaluation would answer that, yes.
  • On the toughness of Sitton and Lang: That's pro football. They're old-school pros. You don't really wait around to feel good. If that was the reality of it, there wouldn't be a lot of guys playing on Sunday.
  • On Kevin Dorsey's foot injury: Kevin Dorsey suffered a foot yesterday at practice. It's a significant injury. He'll be out multiple weeks.
  • On the potential of Dorsey being placed on injured reserve: Really, we're not there yet.
  • On Aaron Rodgers: I just got done meeting with Aaron. … He's ready to go.
  • On the impact of Rodgers' hamstring injury: We got a full-game plan. We just reviewed our full play sheet. … He's ready to go.
  • On how the Packers have had so much success against Jay Cutler: I think that's a bad trap, a mindset to fall into. Every one of these games is different. … Look what happened last year. This is a team game, and I think sometimes those kind of statistics get placed on one player. … You can see the impact it made to their football team last year.
  • On offensive line depth: It's a big difference. You can see it. Garth Gerhart's had a great week of practice. … With that being said, I'm not really looking for T.J. and Josh to take reps Saturday because I'm looking for those three guys to get reps to get ready to go.
  • On players who had surgery on their ACL earlier this season: They're here every day. It's amazing how fast these players progress through the rehab. All these guys are walking around and you wouldn't expect any of these guys had ACL surgery.
  • On rookie wide receivers entering the NFL: I think wide receivers have a lot more opportunities, because of the way college football has been played the last five, 10 years. … I think college football has definitely prepared these guys in the NFL.
  • On the difference between rookie wide receivers and tight ends: I think it's hard at the tight end positions because you don't know. Some of those guys are in different systems … whereas college football is playing with a lot more wide receivers than tight end.
  • On Richard Rodgers: I think with Richard's case, you have to look at the prospect. To me that was a no-braider. That was an excellent pick.
  • On the weather forecast: I think no one knows what's going to happen. … The only thing I really look at is the wind.
  • On the progress of Morgan Burnett and Sam Shields: They're having a solid week's work. I know Morgan is working through, he's been a full participant. Sam is picking up where he left off.
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