PACKERS ROUNDUP: McCarthy says he'll adjust game plan to fit Wallace
Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy says he won't re-invent the wheel -- but he will adjust the Packers' game-plan to give quarterback Seneca Wallace his best chance to win Sunday's home game against Philadelphia. McCarthy referred yesterday to his experience from 2010, when Aaron Rodgers went down with a concussion in a loss at Detroit -- and Matt Flynn came back the next week and almost beat New England on the road. This week, Wallace became the Packers' starter after Rodgers went down with a broken left collarbone. If something happens to Wallace, Scott Tolzien will be the back-up. The ex-Badger was promoted from the team's practice squad yesterday. McCarthy said he would continue to run most of the Packers' offense, while giving Wallace options that can improve his chances of beating the Eagles. The Packers ran a scaled-back practice yesterday due to the fact that they played Monday night. They will not have a padded practice this week, so there won't be full-scale hitting before the Eagles' game. Wallace says that will help him get comfortable with the Packer offense.
Packers' outside linebackers Clay Matthews and Nick Perry both returned to practice yesterday for the first time since their injuries in early October. Matthews is coming off a broken hand, and Perry a broken foot. If both can make it through this week's modified practices, they're expected to play on Sunday at home against Philadelphia. Rodgers and guard T-J Lang were the only Packers not to practice yesterday. Lang suffered a concussion Monday night. Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick practiced on a limited basis with a lingering hamstring problem. Coach Chip Kelly said earlier yesterday that Nick Foles would start against the Packers. He threw seven touchdown passes against Oakland last weekend.