Packers head coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t sound happy that linebacker Nick Perry is sidelined once again because of an injury.
“I don’t think it helps any player to miss a whole offseason,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday following the first practice of minicamp. “I talked about it last week with the staff. I told the team about it today. Our coaching staff took a different approach. You’re accustomed to being a 15-week program. Obviously we’re in a nine-week program going on here in Year 4 [of the new CBA]. To get all that work done, nothing changes. You have a season to get ready for. You have this much work. And to do it all in a nine-week period, and for a player to miss all of it, obviously it’s not a good situation to be in.
“I think any of the players who did not take advantage of this nine-week opportunity or due to injury is definitely something they’re going to have to work harder to catch up once training camp starts.”
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com says Green Bay is “frustrated with Perry.
There is frustration throughout the organization about Perry’s inability to get on the field. He missed nearly half (15) of the 32 regular-season games in his two NFL seasons.
Packers linebackers coach Winston Moss was asked what Perry is missing by not practicing.
“Everything. Everything,” he replied.
“It’s unfortunate,” Moss said. “It’s disappointing.”