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  • 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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How do questions pertain to offensive line?

Posted Feb 13, 2013

Packers must protect Aaron Rodgers better in 2013


Packers.com is examining the Packers’ roster, position by position. In the fourth installment, we look at the offensive line.

GREEN BAY—The number is startling, any way you attempt to rationalize it. Fifty-one sacks of one of the most valued players in the league is a concern the Packers must address in the offseason.

How does that concern pertain to the Packers’ offensive line? We’ll likely know the answer to that question come draft day.

It’s one of the most critical issues the Packers face because the two teams in the NFC that have dominated the Packers since the 2011 playoffs, the Giants and 49ers, have done so up front. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sacked 13 times in the four games against the Giants and 49ers.

The Packers’ starting offensive line returns intact in 2013, with a couple of depth additions from 2012: Evan Dietrich-Smith, who supplanted Jeff Saturday at center, and Don Barclay, an undrafted rookie who was impressive in replacing the injured Bryan Bulaga at right tackle late in the season.

Marshall Newhouse completed his second season as Rodgers’ blindside protector. Newhouse appears to be growing into his role.

T.J. Lang was forced to move from his starting left guard spot to right tackle when Bulaga was lost at midseason. It would help the continuity up front if the versatile Lang can be allowed to become a fixture at guard.

Right guard Josh Sitton made it to his first Pro Bowl. With a healthy Bulaga on the right side, the Packers would seem to have the power to be a right-handed running team.

On paper, it’s a good-looking unit. So why did the Packers struggle at running the ball and protecting the quarterback? It’s a fair question and it has to be answered.

Derek Sherrod, a first-round pick in 2011, missed all of last season while recovering from the broken leg he sustained late in his rookie year. He was drafted ostensibly to be the Packers’ left tackle of the future. Will he make it all the way back from his injury?

Rookie Andrew Datko, a seventh-round pick who showed promise in training camp last summer and was allowed to use last season to fully recover from shoulder problems in college, will get a long look this summer. He’ll be asked to provide depth at the critical tackle position.

Undrafted rookie Greg Van Roten is another holdover from last summer. He offers competition at guard.

The Packers recently signed tackle Kevin Hughes, who spent his first two years in the league with the Rams. Clearly, tackle would seem to be a position of interest.

Center would also qualify as a position the Packers need to fortify. The Packers signed center Garth Gerhart, who spent his rookie season on Cleveland’s practice squad.

Answers to questions as they pertain to the offensive line might start coming on draft day.

 Previous position: Wide Receivers

 
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