Coach McCarthy does not commit to starting quarterback against Lions

GREEN BAY (WITI) -- Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy did not commit to a starting quarterback for the Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions.

McCarthy said at a Lambeau Field news conference that he had a meeting with Aaron Rodgers. McCarthy says Rodgers would like to play. But based on information available to him, McCarthy said Rodgers' chances to play are slim to none.

McCarthy told reporters Matt Flynn played very well on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings -- he said Flynn certainly deserves to start. But McCarthy also said Scott Tolzien, who started against the Vikes, has grown.

Coach McCarthy said about the play of the team. "We need to pick it up. It's right there in front of us. We have to do better."

About the Packers' run defense, McCarthy said on Monday, "We're in a valley right now and we need to get out of it."

The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions will meet on Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field in Detroit. You can see the game only on FOX6 -- it's an 11:30 a.m. kickoff.