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Packers coach Mike McCarthy 10/9 Presser: Thankful for time with Joe Philbin

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Green Bay's head coach met with the media to discuss the team's injuries and former colleague Joe Philbin.

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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy met with the media today. He reported few injuries and got a little nostalgic about playing against former assistant Joe Philbin this Sunday in Miami.

  • Inside linebacker Sam Barrington and defensive lineman Josh Boyd both participated in practice on a limited basis. McCarthy seemed optimistic that both would play. The news on wide receiver Jarrett Boykin and defensive end Datone Jones isn't quite as positive as both were held out of practice. McCarthy said Boykin would "be challenged to make it this week," which when translated from coach speak to English means that the receiver won't play on Sunday. Jones, however, was labeled "day to day," suggesting he might return in time for the Dolphins game.
  • McCarthy had plenty of good things to say about Dolphins head coach and former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. "Thankful for our time together, but this is a game both teams need. I always admired the love he had for his family and the dedication to his profession."
  • When asked about the 40-degree weather the Packers practiced in today, McCarthy quipped, "I had to wear sunblock today." The heat index in Miami could reach triple digits by game time, a challenge the Packers haven't historically fared well against.
  • Based on McCarthy's comments, it sure sounds like Kevin Dorsey's promotion had more to do with his special teams acumen than anything else. "Kevin Dorsey earned this opportunity." He went on to call the receiver one of the team's best special teams players throughout the summer.
  • As one would expect, McCarthy is pleased with Aaron Rodgers' 12:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. "It's a standard that he has set, and we definitely benefit from it." Due largely to that ratio, Rodgers currently holds the highest passer rating in the NFC this year.

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Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an SB Nation Newsdesk Contributor and writes for Sports on Earth.