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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     

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Aaron Rodgers empowered to make changes at the line

Posted Oct 28, 2013

Packers braintrust makes right move with Jordy Nelson

WR Jordy Nelson

GREEN BAY—Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become more than an accomplished passer. He’s become a coach on the field.

“We’ve always put a lot on the quarterback’s plate here,” Packers Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements said on Monday, during the coordinators’ review of the Packers’ win in Minnesota on Sunday night. “Aaron takes pride in making correct adjustments.  This year we probably put a little more on him in the run game.”

Rodgers changed plays at the line of scrimmage from pass to run, in addition to throwing for 285 yards, two touchdowns and a 130.6 passer rating. He was at his all-around best in the 44-31 win over the Vikings.

“I think he was dialed in for this game. Everybody was. They’re a big rival and we were planning for a big game from them.

After Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson returned the opening kickoff 109 yards for a touchdown, it appeared the Packers were going to get that big game from the Vikings. Immediately, the Packers were challenged to respond, and they did by driving 90 yards in 14 plays for a game-tying touchdown.

“That was an outstanding job to respond to that. Then it kept building. We stayed in manageable third-down situations and then converted,” Clements said.

The Packers produced eye-popping stats, none more impressive than their drive chart, which shows scores in each of the Packers’ first seven drives of the game. They would have only one other possession in the game: the final 1:24 of the game in victory formation.

Clements and Head Coach Mike McCarthy added their own twist to the game by using wide receiver Jordy Nelson as a slot receiver. By moving Nelson closer to the ball, the Packers were able to take advantage of favorable matchups and get Nelson more involved in the action.

“A lot of times a slot receiver can get more opportunities,” Clements said.

It was important for the Packers’ lone opening-day starter among the receivers that played on Sunday night to be more involved in the offense, as Rodgers was playing without Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jermichael Finley, three of the team’s four receptions leaders.

“He caught two touchdowns from the inside. We went into the game trying to move Jordy around. He’s a big target in (the slot),” Clements said.

Though special teams suffered a breakdown on the opening kickoff, rookie Micah Hyde atoned for his missed tackle on Patterson’s return by returning a punt 93 yards for a touchdown. It staked the Packers to a two-touchdown lead.

“His punt return was a dynamic play. He outran the pursuit and scored,” Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Slocum said.

Slocum used punter Tim Masthay on the opening kickoff; the intent was to kick the ball out of the back of the end zone, but Masthay came up a yard shy. Slocum opted for Mason Crosby to do the kickoff chores the remainder of the game, since Patterson’s reputation is that he doesn’t settle for touchbacks.

“I felt it was important to go to Mason because he’s very good at directional kicking,” Slocum said.

Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers is pleased by his unit’s overall body of work, but still seeking more takeaways and better play against two-minute offense.

“I was pleased by the pressure we got,” Capers said of the Packers’ three sacks. “We knew if we could disrupt (Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder) a little bit, he’d pull the ball down and run with it.

“We’ve got to continue to strive to get more takeaways.”

Additional coverage - Oct. 28

 
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