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Thursday, October 31, 2013
McCarthy's message loud and clear

By Rob Demovsky

GREEN BAY, Wis. – If four straight wins has the first-place Green Bay Packers feeling good about themselves, leave it to coach Mike McCarthy to bring them back to reality.

“He’s had some good one-liners today, huh?” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Thursday after a few of McCarthy’s news-conference quotes were recited to him.

Or maybe that's just what happens during Packers-Bears week, especially when it's on "Monday Night Football." Either way, McCarthy delivered his message loud and clear.

“Mike does a good job of putting signs on the doors and walls [to] to keep us focused,” Rodgers said.

At which point, Rodgers learned around the corner to see what the sign on the locker-room door said. It read: “Intensity.”

If McCarthy’s tone in the team meeting was anything it like it was in the media auditorium, his message could not have been mistaken.

Here’s a sampling of his one-liners from Thursday: