July 28, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback B.J. Coleman (9) throws a pass during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
Another day, another practice, another Mike McCarthy press conference. He talked to the media after the conclusion of Tuesday's Green Bay Packers practice session as always. Here's our daily summary of what he had to say at his presser.
- Injury update: Ryan Pickett bruised his knee, Marc Tyler injured his shoulder and Mike Daniels is having his knee and groin looked at. There's no update on Eric Laird. Greg Jennings could return tomorrow.
- The rookies have definitely benefited from going through the S&C program, OTAs and minicamp, unlike last season.
- Jermichael Finley played in full pads for the first time today. He looked healthy and did well with adjustments.
- Morgan Burnett is stepping up. McCarthy thinks he'll become a player who's talked about around the league and says that his communication is excellent. Says Burnett and Charles Woodson are smart players and good guys to have at safety calling adjustments.
- No starting jobs were won today, and the implication there is that they're not going to be won, period, until games are played.
- There have been too many mental errors the last two days on defense. McCarthy thinks it might have been cleaner today, but needs to look at the tape.
- He says Davon House has improved significantly. Calls him a physical corner who should be a very good bump and run player. He's clearly a different player than he was last year, and he looks confident.
- Joe Whitt is doing a great job with the corners, particularly in making them better tacklers.
- Sam Shields has all the tools to be a starter, but can't just get by on his elite speed. He's doing a good job emphasizing technique.
- Donald Driver is incredibly consistent and his toughness is underrated. Called DD one of the toughest players to ever play for the Packers.
- The staff has to be careful with Aaron Rodgers' throws, making sure he doesn't throw too much. Calls it a "pitch count".
- B.J. Coleman been thrown into the fire. The offense hasn't been dumbed down for him and he's having to make tough plays. He's very assertive in the huddle. Coleman is also very young and raw, though, and has a long way to go.
- This practice was quicker and more clean today than practice on Saturday. The coaches are installing new concepts on offense and players are starting to get it. Things looked closer to how they're supposed to look.