ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ever wonder what an NFL coach says to his players in the hours before the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy had a succinct message Sunday morning, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. It revolved around the theme of "One."
As in: One team. One goal. One game. One trophy. One name on it. One place where it needs to be returned.
Indeed, McCarthy has spoken often about bringing the Lombardi Trophy home; the Packers won the first two Super Bowls and the trophy was renamed in honor of coach Vince Lombardi shortly after his death in 1970.
On Saturday, McCarthy continued his brash public stance on the Packers' chances to win this game. He told Werder: "We feel this game is about us. If we play up to our standard or above it, we will be successful, and I have full confidence we will be taking the trophy home.''
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