Coach's Corner with Joe Philbin

PackerReport.com managing editor Todd Korth interviewed Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin outside the locker room immediately after Green Bay's 16-13 win over Philadelphia Sunday at Lambeau Field. Here are Philbin's responses to questions:

Q: How would you assess the first regular season outing for the offense?
Joe Philbin:
"It was a little rough. It wasn't as smooth as we had hoped and not as productive as we had wanted. We got an assessment of where we are at. We've got a lot, a lot of work to do. A lot in every phase.

"I'm happy that the defense and special teams bailed us out. It's a team game and we're happy that we won the game, that's for sure."

Q: Was the offense limited without running back Vernand Morency and wide receiver Greg Jennings?
JP:
"Not necessarily. We still had two tight ends. We had four wide receivers. We had three running backs healthy. I don't know that it had that much of an impact. They (Eagles) are a fine defensive team and we probably didn't play as well as we need to."

Q: How do you think Brett Favre played today?
JP:
"I don't know that he had a lot of help. We probably didn't protect the quarterback as well as we would have liked, as well as we anticipated being able to. It was a day where there wasn't a whole lot of rhythm offensively at any point in time. I think we had one 12- or 13-play drive where we converted a few first downs, but it was a battle. It was a struggle. (Favre) hung in there, and he took some shots. He got hit pretty hard today. Overall, I'd say he did a pretty good job."

Q: Do you feel running back Brandon Jackson hit the holes OK?
JP:
"There didn't appear to me, from where I was watching the game, that there were a ton of gaping holes that he missed. At least that's what I saw, but you've got to be happy that the running backs protected the football. That's their No. 1 job, so they did that. I'm sure there's a cut here or there that could have been better, but overall it wasn't like we had gashes that we were missing."


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