GREEN BAY — It was noticeable in Monday’s practice at Ray Nitschke Field — the Packers’ offense, and it didn’t matter which quarterback was throwing the ball, was taking deep shots down the field.
It’s simply another phase of the passing game that needs work this time of year, according to Head Coach Mike McCarthy, who breaks things up in different ways. As far as the style of pass play, there’s dropback and play-action. In terms of distance, there’s the quick game, the intermediate game and the downfield game.
“You have to have all cylinders working for you,” McCarthy said prior to Tuesday’s practice. “You want to be able to produce in all areas, because that’s how you want to attack the defense.
“In practice, you see the shot plays, but how we play will be determined by how we line up each week and how we think our opponent is going to play us.”
McCarthy said QB Aaron Rodgers would get his first preseason action on Friday night in San Francisco, but how much he’ll play has not yet been determined.
“The goal is to play Aaron and to play our guys,” he said. “We’ll evaluate practice today and have our meeting tomorrow.”
Packers.com will have more following practice and locker room interviews.