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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     

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Battle at backup quarterback could be looming

Posted Feb 8, 2013

In-his-prime Aaron Rodgers keeps Packers solid at football’s No. 1 position


Over the next couple of weeks, packers.com will be examining the Packers’ roster, position by position. In the first installment, we look at the quarterbacks.

GREEN BAY—Barring injury or the completely unforeseen, the Packers won’t be staging a training camp battle to determine a starting quarterback for a long, long time.

There very well could be a competition for the backup spot behind Aaron Rodgers in 2013, though.

Current backup Graham Harrell has come a long way since arriving in the spring of 2010, 18 months removed from a record-setting college career at Texas Tech. He has soaked up every phase of Mike McCarthy’s quarterback school, and two-plus years of diligent work finally came together in the 2012 preseason finale, when he shined.

In an efficient, high-pressure performance he needed to quell the critics, Harrell completed 13 of 15 passes for 223 yards and two TDs – for a perfect 158.3 passer rating – to solidify his No. 2 spot.

This year, the Packers will be looking for the same type of progression from B.J. Coleman, a seventh-round pick last year who spent his rookie season on the practice squad.

Coleman looked out of his league at times during spring workouts following last year’s draft, but McCarthy, Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements and Quarterbacks Coach Ben McAdoo worked their magic and by the end of training camp, Coleman was confidently leading the two-minute drill. His accuracy had improved considerably, and now he gets a full offseason in McCarthy’s QB school, too.

Any number of scenarios could develop.

Harrell could continue his ascent, keep his distance from the competition and await a chance for when it really counts. More preseason outings like the ’12 finale will help fans forget Harrell’s regular-season debut, when an unfortunate stumble over center Jeff Saturday’s foot led to a fumbled handoff exchange at the goal line, nearly costing the Packers a critical Week 4 game against the Saints.

Or Coleman could close the gap, earn a bigger opportunity in the preseason and develop into the Packers’ next Matt Flynn, who was also a seventh-round pick. With Harrell the higher priority last summer, Coleman attempted only 18 passes in four preseason games, but he’s almost certain to show a stronger command of the offense in year two.

Or – and this is nothing but a wait-and-see proposition – the Packers could acquire more talent at the position in this offseason. Coleman was the first quarterback the Packers drafted since Flynn, in 2008, so spending an April pick on another developmental prospect is entirely possible.

The options are plentiful, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. What couldn’t be better for the Packers is an in-his-prime Rodgers continuing his top-flight play.

In 2012, Rodgers didn’t have the off-the-charts numbers that won him the 2011 MVP, but he still led the league in passer rating (108.0) and finished second in TD passes (39), while his eight interceptions were tied for second fewest among full-time starters.

Provided he stays healthy – and reducing the 51 sacks he absorbed would help in that regard – there’s no reason to believe Rodgers’ play will fall off as he turns 30 next season. The Packers have, and will continue to have, one of the league’s best quarterbacks.

The only question is whether he can match or surpass what he did in 2011, when he put together one of the greatest seasons an NFL quarterback has ever played. Awaiting the answer is the fun part.

 
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