Af­ter bye week, Pack­ers pre­pare for un­beaten Rams

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— The Green Bay Pack­ers went back to work Mon­day fol­low­ing their bye week know­ing they’ll have their hands full with the un­de­feated Los An­ge­les Rams on Sun­day.

But be­fore they worry about the Rams, they fo­cused on an­other team: Their own.

“To­day’s about self-im­prove­ment,” McCarthy said af­ter his play­ers went through var­i­ous meet­ings on their first day back at work af­ter five days off. “And that’s all I talked to them about in the team meet­ing. Even the things we are do­ing pretty good sta­tis­ti­cally is not good enough, and that’s al­ways been the ap­proach here.”

Among the meet­ings play­ers at­tended Mon­day were what McCarthy calls “across-the-hall” meet­ings, in which de­fen­sive coaches give of­fen­sive play­ers their ob­ser­va­tions and point­ers and vice versa.

McCarthy said each meet­ing was roughly an hour and a half long and paired up var­i­ous po­si­tions so coaches and play­ers could en­gage in eval­u­a­tion of the in­for­ma­tion gleaned from the staff ’s bye week self-scout­ing.

For ex­am­ple, left tackle David Bakhtiari said he and the other of­fen­sive tack­les, along with the tight ends, met with their out­side line­backer team­mates Mon­day. With of­fen­sive line coaches James Campen and Jeff Blasko coach­ing up Clay Matthews, Nick Perry and the edge rush­ers, while lineback­ers coach Win­ston Moss shared his find­ings with the tack­les and tight ends.

“It’s break­ing down, if they were to play us this week, ‘This is how I’d ap­proach you. This is what I’m see­ing on film,’” Bakhtiari said. “It’s a dif­fer­ent view­point in­stead of just your of­fen­sive line coach.”

Added vet­eran cor­ner­back Tra­mon Wil­liams, whose group was paired with the wide re­ceivers: “Those guys are talk­ing about the things that give them trou­ble, we’re talk­ing about the things that give us trou­ble.

“We go over film and look at some clip­pings of what we’ve done well or what we might not have done so well, and I think it just helps ev­ery­body in gen­eral to know that, ‘OK, go­ing for­ward, this is the


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