GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy had some harsh words for his offense after a particularly sloppy practice Monday night.
McCarthy was unhappy with mental errors, penalties and fumbles by running backs Ryan Grant and James Starks.
McCarthy says the Packers might look good on paper, but they’re “not close to where we need to be” to defend their title.
The Packers also are dealing with a few injuries. McCarthy says backup defensive back Brandon Underwood has a knee sprain and will be out “a couple” weeks. Kicker Mason Crosby has a sprained ankle, and McCarthy hopes to have him back for Saturday’s preseason opener at Cleveland.
McCarthy says offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse had a shoulder sprain and wide receiver Brett Swain had a hamstring injury.