What follows are some noteworthy quotes from Packers coaches and players worth pondering in advance of Green Bay's Week 10 game vs. Minnesota at Lambeau Field.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy on QB Aaron Rodgers' unbelievably high level of play at the 2011 season's midway point: "His decision making is clearly at the highest level that I personally have been a part of, just his command of the offense and going away from the defense. If the defense tilts one way, he goes away from it." (Source: Milwaukee Jorurnal-Sentinel).
Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers on what he liked and didn't like in the victory over the Chargers last Sunday: "I liked the way we played at two critical points at the end. The thing I didn't like was the way we started the game. That's been our trend. I didn't like the way we responded after the onside kick. … None of us are happy with the way we're playing right now. I like that attitude." (Source: Packers.com).
Packers special-teams coach Shawn Slocum on the Chargers' successful onside kick in last Sunday's game: "(Ryan) Taylor should have blocked. It made it difficult for Jordy (Nelson) to react to the ball after it came through his legs. He tried to bat it out of bounds and didn't get it. That ball can travel so many different ways. Ideally, (Nelson) would field it cleanly and we'd block in front of him. But, that didn't happen. The ball took a high hop on him and he made the decision to try and bat it out of bounds. I think it was a great decision based on what happened." (Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette).
Injured Packers S Nick Collins on the trust the Packers need to have in defensive coordinator Dom Capers' scheme: "We can turn this around if everyone just does their job. Charles (Woodson) is a veteran guy who's played the game for a long time and sees the game from so many different ways. He's wondering why we're not doing some of the things that we put in that can help us. And Dom's a great D-coordinator. We have to play what's called, no matter how we feel. We have to go out and attack it. If he calls it, play it, and play it to the best of our ability. I do feel we can help ourselves out a little more, doing some different things. But I'm on the outside looking in." (Source: Associated Press).