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  • 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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Daniels uses hustle to reach higher

Posted Apr 28, 2012

For the second straight day, the Packers turned to the Big Ten to bolster their defensive line.

After trading up to draft Michigan State’s Jerel Worthy in the second round on Friday, the Packers used the first of their two fourth-round picks on Saturday on Iowa defensive tackle Mike Daniels.

Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said he liked Iowa’s track record for producing players in the trenches, and the Packers noticed Daniels last year as three of his defensive linemates were being scouted and ultimately drafted – Adrian Clayborn in the first round, Christian Ballard in the fourth round and Karl Klug in the fifth round.

“We think he’s an all-football guy,” Capers said. “The thing that jumps out at me is the way he plays the game. He plays the game with quickness, intensity. I think he’ll bring a sense of energy with him.”

Daniels, 6-0, 291, led the Hawkeyes in sacks and tackles for loss each of the last two years, when he started 21 of 26 games. He had nine sacks and 13½ TFL’s as a senior and defensive captain in 2011.

Capers envisions Daniels as a potential inside rusher in his nickel package, when only two down linemen are on the field. The Packers play nickel predominantly due to other teams’ three- and four-receiver sets, and both Daniels and Worthy will hopefully provide some punch to the inside rush.

“Both of these defensive linemen we’ve added have excellent in-line quickness, and that’s what you have to have in this day and age in order to beat the one-on-one block,” Capers said.

“We have enough flexibility that we’ll adjust what we’re doing to try to get our best football players on the field.”

Daniels, who was a second-team All-Big Ten pick last year, finished his college career with a flourish. He recorded two sacks and three tackles for loss in Iowa’s Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma.

He played in that bowl game with an injured shoulder, which he hurt about two weeks prior to the game. Daniels called it a “wear-and-tear” injury and he had postseason surgery on it. He said he was medically cleared two weeks ago.

At the scouting combine, Daniels had one official sit-down interview – with the Packers. He sensed the Packers were impressed and he’s grateful to be given a chance to overcome the knock against his height, the same chance Iowa gave him coming out of New Jersey.

Playing with a group of NFL prospects at his position with the Hawkeyes helped him grow, he said, even if he never garnered as much attention as his teammates.

“I used their presence to drive me,” Daniels said. “I tried to push them to make sure they were better.”

Daniels calls his “passion for the game” his greatest strength. When asked for his best pass rush move, he said, “I call it hustle.

“I just don’t stop going. If you hustle, I’m not saying something great will happen all the time, but you increase your chances.”

With that attitude, Daniels’ chances in the NFL are better, too. He’s well aware his game must improve to become an impact player in the pros, but sometimes just knowing that is half the battle.

“I feel as though I have to bring everything to a whole new level,” he said, “because this is a new level.”

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