What follows are some noteworthy quotes from Packers players and coaches leading up to the team's Week Five game this Sunday evening in Atlanta against the Falcons.
WR Greg Jennings on fellow WR Donald Driver's leap into the first row at Lambeau Field following his TD catch vs. Denver after earlier being carted off the field with a knee injury: "Look at him, look at him. And he did a Lambeau Leap. He's a gladiator. He's an old-school gladiator. He wouldn't have fought with any boxing gloves." (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Head coach Mike McCarthy on the Falcons' defense the Packers will be facing Sunday evening: "I am impressed with the Falcons' defense. As far as the secondary, they're a competitive bunch, very physical. One of the better pursuing defenses we face. Very aggressive and fundamentally sound. I would think they would be motivated after last year's playoff game. We are fully expecting and looking forward to a competitive football game." (Source: Green Bay Press Gazette)
Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin on the impressive pass-protection skills that second-year RB James Starks displayed in the win over Denver last week: "I thought he really took a step forward in that area. There wasn't a whole lot of blitzing going on, but he just moved around in the backfield as a protector probably better than he has since he's been here, and that's a real important part of what we do at the running back position." (Source: Packers.com)
Packers S Charlie Peprah on the possibility of the team going undefeated this season: "We started talking about going 16-0 before the season even began. We feel we have the talent, the scheme, the coaching and the depth to do it. If we don't do it, it's really on us. Why not set your standards high? Shoot for the stars and land on the moon." (Source: Packers Plus / Milwaukeee Journal Sentinel)