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By PFW staff

What follows are some noteworthy quotes from Packers players and coaches leading up to the team's Week Seven game this Sunday at the Metrodome against the Vikings.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy on the concussion that CB Sam Shields suffered when he tried to return an interception from the Rams' endzone in Week Six:

"I think he learned a lesson. … You don't want to take away the aggressiveness of your players, particularly defensive players, and our ability to score or make big returns. You can't have it both ways. … Anytime you handle the football you're a primary decision maker, whether you're a quarterback, the running back, receiver, (with the) the ball in your hands, you have to make good decisions." (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Packers FS Morgan Burnett on Vikings QB Christian Ponder, whom he played against twice in ACC games while at Georgia Tech:

"He was very athletic, a guy with a strong arm. He was a smart guy back there, and he was capable of making all the throws. The thing about him, he had great feet, he could extend plays, had great scrambling ability to extend plays longer than normal. You had to stick with your coverage a little longer." (Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette)

Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin on what he thought were too many dropped passes in the Week Six win over the Rams:

"We felt we didn't make the plays that presented themselves. We had three drops in the second half. We played awfully well in the first half and didn't finish the game. They made the plays and we didn't on third down. We have to catch the ball better and we have to make the plays when they're there. (Source:

Packers C Scott Wells on the team's' problems running the ball against the Rams:

"We didn't finish last week like we wanted to so we're looking to put together a full 60 minutes of good football. We have to execute. In the second half, our pads got high. That was a big thing and led to us not executing as well as we should have. If we execute our fundamentals and technique, we'll be fine." (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

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