McCarthy looks ahead to new season

First training camp practice is Thursday
McCarthy looks ahead to new season

The Green Bay Packers went a franchise-best 15-1 last year, only to make a hasty exit from the playoffs.

As the players reported to Lambeau Field for the start of training camp Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy says he believes his team can be better this season — without having to duplicate last year’s nearly perfect record.

Green Bay won the Super Bowl two years after a 10-6 regular season.

The Packers have their first preseason practice Thursday morning. McCarthy indicated a few players who spent the offseason recovering from injuries weren’t going to be ready to practice at the outset.

They include tight end Andrew Quarless and offensive tackle Derek Sherrod, both of whom suffered severe leg injuries last season.