GREEN BAY—For now,
Mike McCarthy said on Monday that
“They’re going to do some things tomorrow that they haven’t done last week,” McCarthy said of the pending Tuesday workout. “He’s progressing.”
As McCarthy and his assistant coaches game plan for Sunday’s matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, they’re doing so with Flynn as the starter.
Other than the five sacks, McCarthy liked what he saw from Flynn running the no-huddle offense and keeping the chains moving. Flynn completed 75 percent of his passes (24 of 32) with a few drops sprinkled in.
The game plan was to run the ball to help Flynn find a rhythm and give him play-action opportunities, and the Packers ran it nine times on their opening, 18-play touchdown drive.
“He played great. I was very impressed with him,” McCarthy said of Lacy, calling it “too early to tell” if the ankle will hold him out this week. “The run blocking, we weren’t at our best, but he broken a number of different tackles. I thought he ran hard.”
The offense’s biggest play, a 46-yard pass to
The defense was up to the task, though, finishing a second-half shutout with their backs up against field-goal range multiple times. The Packers were down two inside linebackers down the stretch, as
Lattimore was still being evaluated Monday, while the medical staff feels “pretty good” about Jones.
“We played a lot better in the second half than we did in the first half, and that’s something we’ve been emphasizing,” McCarthy said of the defense. “It was great to finish the game the way that we did.”
The head coach noted the play of lineman
“Johnny definitely brings an edge to the D-line and to our football team,” McCarthy said. “Sean brings an energy, an attitude, juice. He may get some more opportunities this week.”Additional coverage - Dec. 9