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What They're Saying: Green Bay Packers

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On playing the Patriots...

"It's an intense game. We always play the Patriots well. It'll be a good opportunity to go up against those guys. You know it's going to be a tough fought game. 60 minutes all the way through."

- Packers Wide Receiver Geronimo Allison

On Bill Belichick...

"He's the best in football for a number of reasons. I think not only do they challenge you schematically week to week, how their research and development and game planning process is put together, they're going to challenge it. We like to feel we do the same. But the thing I've always admired is the consistency and the fundamentals, the techniques and their discipline in situational football. You don't ever see his teams beat themselves."

- Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy

On Tom Brady...

"You just see the consistency. He's had total command of the offense forever, it seems like 20 years - just their ability to get in and out of personnel groups and just the awareness of everything going on around him. He's competitive, he's obviously so competitive, but he just keeps rolling. We've been very impressed with the tape."

- Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy

"The stuff he does on the field is phenomenal and then to see him, as he's gotten older in his career, continue to reinvent himself year after year and play at a high level every single season, obviously winning the championships, he's a phenomenal player. But he's a pioneer as far as taking care of his body and rewriting the longevity books for players of his caliber. It's been really impressive to watch, and any time I get a chance when he's on Thursday night, Sunday night, Monday night, I'm for sure tuning in."

- Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers

"It's crazy that we are playing him because one of my goals coming into the league was to get an interception on Tom Brady. That's a legendary quarterback obviously. It's a huge opportunity and honor to play against him."

- Packers Safety Josh Jones

"Great player. Going into the hall of fame. We gotta lock in and play our game. We know he's done great things for so many years."

- Packers Safety Kentrell Brice

On Tom Brady's longetivity...

"Tom's kind of - he's an outlier, he's a unicorn. There's not many like him. Obviously, what he's done in making it more public now with his diet and his workout regiment, that kind of sets a blueprint for how it's done for him. We all have our own ways of taking care of ourselves, but I think it's a great reminder about how important diet is to your overall performance. That's one thing that the player in 2018 I think understands a lot more than in 2005 when I got in the league and obviously when he got in years before that. There's a way to take care of yourself that allows you to be in position to play for as long as you want."

- Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers

On the Patriots defense...

"They do a number of different things - they don't just always major in one specific thing. They're going to try to combat what you do best and take it away and get you off-schedule and lock down the guys they want to take away and make you beat them with your third and fourth options. It's what they do and obviously play really well in the back end. They've got smart, instinctive players all over the field and that's what they rely on. They rely on being able to adjust quickly to what you're doing and stay within the scheme and make plays inside the scheme."

- Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers

"They are a very sound group and they are in tune with what they do well."

- Packers Wide Receiver Geronimo Allison

"They're always a challenge because you never know exactly what you're going to get, but you know you're going to be challenged based on what you put on film or based on plays you've struggled [with] in the past. This is the team that you spend more time on in the offseason - we play them once every four years, haven't played them since 2014. You know that you have to make sure you're on top of things, especially the things you feel that you haven't had success with in the past. We know we're going to be schematically challenged."

- Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy

"They have a good defense. They make it difficult for the offense to move the ball."

- Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb

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