What The Packers Are Saying About The Seahawks

Take a look at what the Packers are saying about the Seahawks before the two teams meet in Week 11 in Seattle.

PACKERS HEAD COACH MIKE MCCARTHY

(On the mood around the Packers facility after defeating the Dolphins) "Well, it's definitely positive nature, but no different from the Seahawks (where) you come out of the game Sunday and you've got to turn right around (so) you're ready to play on Thursday night and everybody in the league goes through the challenge of playing on Thursday night. We're focused on just really getting ready for this game and especially leaving town this evening."

(On the challenge of playing on the road for Thursday Night Football) "Well, the travel part of it impacts it as much as anything just because everybody has a schedule that they'd like to stick to. We've been fortunate in the last couple of years, we've played at home on Thursday night but now we're on the road and the travel component is high so that's why we're leaving Tuesday night."

(On giving any thought to depart for Seattle on Wednesday instead of Tuesday) "Yeah, so we actually had two plans. As we looked at the season and especially (when) we went out to L.A. early, I felt like the preparation aspect of it – when we have gone early – I feel like that's helped our football team so we've done it a handful of times over the years."

(On Jimmy Graham) "Jimmy's been a real asset to our football team. He's an excellent fit in the locker room and obviously a very good player. I think any time you have players who transition from other opportunities, it may take longer than you'd like but I think he's a great fit for us. We're real happy he's here."

(On defending the Seahawks run game) "It's totally different, in my opinion. You see the impact of Brian Schottenheimer and Mike Solari on their offense and it definitely starts in the run game, just the volume and variation is higher. Obviously, the production speaks for itself."

(On his relationship with Brian Schottenheimer) "Brian, it goes all the way back to 1993. I was very fortunate to have worked for his father in Kansas City, who is I think a mentor to all of us that have had a chance to spend time with Marty (Schottenheimer) and every Pat Schottenheimer, his mother, is a big impact on myself personally and professionally. I've known Brian since 1993 and watched him go through the high school and college years, and then into coaching. I'm very happy for his success."

QB AARON RODGERS

(On playing in CenturyLink field…) "It's really loud. It's a loud environment, they cheer not only during the pre-snap but also when you're in the huddle sometimes. So it's emphasis on your non-verbal communication. We haven't always started the quickest up there, but we have to start fast, withstand the crowd, and whatever else usually comes from that team."

(On today's matchup…) "We've won a couple of times up there, so we know what it feels like to win up there. It's a tough environment, like I said, but we just have to start fast. They're very good at turning the ball over, and I know some of the personnel over there - they're playing very well."

CB JAIRE ALEXANDER

(On Russell Wilson..) "It's our first road test against on actual mobile quarterback, so that's going to be different for us. Russell breaks the pocket a lot, so the receivers are able to get open that way. So we have to be on our coverage top-down."

The Seahawks and Packers will meet for the 19th time in the regular season this Sunday in Seattle. Take a look back at photos from past games played between the two teams.

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