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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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Dom Capers pays no attention to Brandon Marshall banter

Posted Dec 14, 2012

Words will give way to action when Packers, Bears meet in Soldier Field on Sunday

GREEN BAY—Brandon Marshall’s appeal for less intensive coverage schemes would seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

“I don’t listen to a lot of things that go on before or after games,” Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said on Friday. “A lot more is said than is actually done.”

The Bears’ star wide receiver, who leads the NFL in receptions with 101 and has gained 1,342 yards receiving and scored nine touchdowns, has been a willing contributor to the hype for this Sunday’s game at Soldier Field. Early in the week, Marshall complimented Capers on the coverage schemes he used in the Week 2 game between the two teams, when Marshall was held to two harmless receptions for a mere 24 yards.

“I probably won’t do much different than I normally do,” Capers added. “I hope our guys are ready to put their best foot forward. Now is the time to step up. We know we’re going to get the Bears’ best effort.”

Capers’ defense has been masterful against the Bears since Capers joined the Packers in 2009. His defense has been especially hard on quarterback Jay Cutler, who has thrown eight touchdown passes, 16 interceptions and owns a 58.9 passer rating in games against the Packers as the Bears’ quarterback.

“They’ve had a good scheme against us. I haven’t played my best ball against them. I have to play better,” Cutler said earlier this week.

Again, Capers was being credited for his scheme, which has likely been received by Packers defenders as a snub of their performance against the Bears. In Week 2, the Packers’ scheme and the men who executed it sacked Cutler seven times, intercepted him four times and pitched a 28.2 passer rating at him.

On paper, the Bears have the kind of offensive trio found on most top offenses. Marshall, Cutler and running back Matt Forte, who’s on pace for a thousand-yard season, are formidable, but the Bears have struggled to protect Cutler – he’s been sacked 31 times – and the Bears have scored a total of 44 points in four losses in the last five games.

“Forte is one of the real impact players in the league,” Capers said of a back that is also the Bears’ second-leading receiver. “You add Brandon Marshall and you have a little bit more of a two-headed monster. You’re always concerned about (Devin) Hester’s ability to run with the ball. Cutler can make all of the throws.”

Capers’ defense will welcome the return of linebacker Clay Matthews, who leads the Packers with nine sacks – three times the next-leading sacker – despite having missed the last four games with a hamstring injury. A healthy Matthews makes a defense that has allowed only one of its last seven opponents to score more than 20 points even more formidable than it already is.

“I like the impact plays we’ve been making. Those are the kinds of plays you have to make. Chicago does a great job of taking the ball away. When they’ve taken the ball away, they’ve won games,” Capers said.

So what is it about Capers’ Packers defense that has allowed it to be so successful against the Bears?

“We’re very familiar with their schemes. Our defense is built to stop the run and be disruptive to the quarterback. When we’ve been efficient, we’ve been able to do that,” he said.

Despite Marshall’s appeals, the Packers’ game plan isn’t likely to change.

Additional coverage - Dec. 14
 
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