Packers they said it: Week Four edition

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 4:13 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

What follows are some noteworthy quotes from Packers players and coaches leading up to the team's Week Four game this Sunday at Lambeau Field against the Broncos.

Defensive coordinator Dom Capers on Clay Matthews having only one sack through three games this season: "I told Clay he just needs to continue to play like he's playing. Those things will come. … Clay had three, four, five just outstanding plays (against the Bears) where they were trying to pull a guard and block him, and he just out-athleticed the guy and went and made a play for us." (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

Packers RB Ryan Grant on his feeling that the Packers can be playing even better than they have been: "A win is a win, especially in this league. But at the same time, we are not playing the sort of football we want to play. We're finishing games in the sense that outcomes are the way we want. From the particulars and the discipline of certain things we want to dominate. It has nothing to do with who we play. It has to do with the other team. We want to play at a high level for ourselves, and that is what we are going to strive for every single week no matter what the game plan is or who we play. We are going to strive and keep elevating. (Source: Green Bay Press Gazette).

Packers WR Greg Jennings on the big day turned in vs. the Bears by TE Jermichael Finley (three TD catches): "There's really not too much you can do with the weapons we have and him (Finley) playing like that, lights out. You want to take one thing away but you open up a can of other things. … We did some different things, moved me inside, and we were able to work the middle of the field." (Source:

Packers ROLB Erik Walden on the team's impressive run defense against the Bears: "It's a rule of law to make sure we stop the run. We want to make teams one-dimensional. Then we can pretty much predict the way they're going to call the game. Our mindset is just to stop that run, get them in 3rd-and-long and let our hats fly." (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).