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McCarthy blames himself for GB safety

Posted by Chris Brown on December 14, 2014 – 6:00 pm

The Bills had only one sack of Aaron Rodgers in their big win over the Packers Sunday and it came at the end of the game. Mario Williams stripped Rodgers of the ball in the end zone and the fumble though recovered by Eddie Lacy in the end zone could not be advanced with less than two minutes in the game resulting in a safety for the Bills. After the game Packers head coach Mike McCarthy put the sack and subsequent safety on himself, citing a poor protection call with their backup right tackle in the game.

Packers starting RT Bryan Bulaga left the game with a concussion in the second half and did not return. It left second-year lineman and Akron, NY native JC Tretter to step in at right tackle to block Mario Williams. McCarthy in hindsight felt his play and protection call put Tretter in a bad spot going against one of the best pass rushers in the game.

“Yeah, that last call was my fault,” McCarthy said. “I had another play in mind and I should’ve went with it. The result would’ve been different. In that particular spot, I should’ve helped him on that play so that last fumble is my fault based on the protection call.”

Williams swooped in off the left side and dislodged the ball from Rodgers throwing hand forcing the fumble. The safety sealed the game for the Bills lifting them to 8-6 on the season.

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McCarthy: We spend extra time on DBs

Posted by Chris Brown on December 11, 2014 – 1:09 pm

Green Bay head coach Mike Mike McCarthy in being asked about Buffalo’s defense referenced the fact that with the Bills being a team they don’t see all that often, they have to put in some extra study time. Where most of that extra study takes place is with an opponent’s defensive backfield.

“The Bills defense is playing very well,” McCarthy said. “Definitely got talent all the way through. It definitely starts up front with their defensive line and their ability to stop the run and get after it with the pass rush. We’re very impressed with what they’ve done. Physical at the linebacker position. This is a secondary we haven’t played against before. We spend a lot of extra time in particular on film study, this is an uncommon opponent, and we’re impressed with the video.”

Whether the extra study on opposing secondaries helps Aaron Rodgers all the more is unknown, but it apparently can’t hurt in light of the season that McCarthy’s quarterback is putting together this season.

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Pack’s McCarthy on Spiller

Posted by Chris Brown on September 17, 2010 – 8:41 am

Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy had some rosy comments for Bills RB C.J. Spiller and Buffalo’s offensive backfield.

“I think he’s a pretty talented young man,” said McCarthy. “I really liked him coming through the draft process. I think C.J. and Rosoce Parrish are some dynamic perimeter players when you put the ball in their hands. That running back group is talented. Very explosive and ability to get on the edge and make people miss. He had some big time plays in the preseason and we’re impressed with some of C.J.’s work from the preseason.”

The Packers gave up 150 yards on the ground last week. It’ll be interesting to see if Buffalo’s more concerted effort to run the ball this week or Green Bay’s more concerted effort to stop it is more successful because it’ll likely have a big say in the outcome of the game.

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