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  • 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.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

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At the Senior Bowl, Jones became ‘their man’

Posted Apr 30, 2013

Tony Pauline critiques Packers draft class

DE Datone Jones runs a drill at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

GREEN BAY—It’s a process that begins for media and fans every year at the Senior Bowl. The scouts have already been long at the task of evaluating and ranking the prospects, but each year’s draft class doesn’t begin to come into focus for the rest of us until the NFL season heads into its conference title games and the rest of the league turns its attention forward.

The Senior Bowl is where we reconvene with draft guru Tony Pauline, and at this year’s Senior Bowl Tony was quick to point out one of his favorites in this year’s draft class, Datone Jones.

“Can he play end in a 3-4?” the question came.

“I think he can,” Tony said.

“He looks like a 4-3 end,” was the response.

“He’s got the frame to add size. He plays like a 3-4 end,” Tony said.

It was one of those seminal moments. It was as though a little voice was saying, “That’s their guy.”

Three months later, Jones is, in fact, the Packers’ guy.

“He’s a good athlete, solid player,” Pauline said when asked to evaluate the Jones pick and the Packers draft overall, three days after General Manager Ted Thompson closed out the draft with a flurry of picks.

“It may take a while for him to fit, only because of his size. He should be able to play two-gap end at the next level. It’s just a matter of him getting stronger and learning NFL technique,” Pauline added of Jones.

What about the rest of them? Start with Lacy.

“Great value. A player a lot of people thought they would’ve taken in round one,” Pauline said, Lacy having been Pauline’s pick for the Packers in his mock draft. “There’s nothing not to like about the pick. Even if he doesn’t pan out, you can’t blame them for taking Lacy there.”

How about Johnathan Franklin? Two running backs?

“He’s the guy I think they would’ve taken in the second round if Lacy had not been there. He’s the anti-Lacy. He’s more creative, better pass catcher. He has the ability to get to the perimeter. When they got to the fourth round, they said we’ll take him, too, and we’ll have our top two running backs.”

Here’s what Pauline has to say about the rest of the Packers draft class.

David Bakhtiari—“Interesting pick. He’s a little short for a left tackle but he has the athletic ability, he has the footwork. He could play guard.”

J.C. Tretter—“He was a left tackle. He’s more of a guard at the next level. He’s an intense guy, he’s a smart guy. I see him more as a backup at the next level.”

Micah Hyde—“I like Micah Hyde. He’s not a terrific athlete, he’s not a burner, but he’s got terrific ball skills. He’s very underrated.”

Josh Boyd—“Most people projected Boyd as a three-technique tackle. He was great as a junior and then Fletcher Cox left and he struggled last year. He’s a solid player, I just don’t know what they’re going to do with him. I guess they’re going to use him as an end, so he’ll have to learn the position.”

Nate Palmer—“He’s 3-4 outside linebacker. He’s got some pass rush skills, he just doesn’t have size. He’s very good up the field. Very quick, can change direction. Not just a straight line guy.”

Charles Johnson—“He came on late. He’s a solid player. He has great size and he ran well at his pro day. He catches the ball well. The level of competition means he has to take a massive step up.”

Kevin Dorsey—“Dorsey was very good as a junior. His play fell off a cliff last year as a senior. He has decent size, good hands. Based on his 2011 film, he looked like a prospect.”

Sam Barrington—“He’s a better player than he is an athlete. He can do everything. He’s a three-down defender. You can use him in coverage. He’s good against the run. He just doesn’t have the great size, speed, strength numbers.”

Pauline gives the Packers’ draft his seal of approval and sees Jones, Lacy and Bakhtiari as potential starters. Franklin has starter potential but, of course, he has Lacy in front of him.

“They don’t have a lot of holes on their roster, but they got potential starters and a lot of situational players,” Pauline said.

The Packers also got the player that, three months earlier, Pauline called to the attention of the friend with whom he reunites in Mobile every year.

Meet the Packers' draft class

 
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