What follows are a handful of noteworthy late-week quotes from Packers players leading up to their game against the 49ers on Sunday.
WR Donald Driver on bouncing back from injury at his age: It always happens — you get to the point where if you go out and you're not 100 percent … and you start to fall off, everyone starts complaining — maybe he's old and can't do it anymore That's not it. You can be young and have injuries. You can be old and have injuries. It doesn't matter. It's just how you bounce back from it. It doesn't matter about age. Age is just a number. I've proven that." (Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette)
QB Aaron Rodgers on how his game has evolved over the years: "I'm just trying to become a better player. I think you realize each year how important preparation can be to success, and how consistency is the most important thing in this league." (Source: Packers.com)
C Scott Wells on the Packers converting in short-yardage situations: "The facts are if it's short yardage, you need to convert to extend the drive. And if you're on the goal line, you need to convert to get the touchdown. They come at pivotal times in the game, and execution needs to be heightened in order to convert those." (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
LB Matt Wilhelm on being second-string because of injuries: "Obviously the workload is going to pick up with Brandon (Chillar) going down. Now I am one play away." (Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette)
P Tim Masthay on cold-weather punting: "One of the main things that I will be focused on is I have to attack the ball every time. The balls are harder. It's not going to travel as far and carry because of the temperature and how hard the ball is, so I can't really afford to not swing hard at the ball. I've got to try to really hit through the ball and keep my footwork short." (Source: Packers.com)