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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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It's about protecting Rodgers, stopping Peterson

Posted Nov 30, 2012

Coaches in final planning stages for Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings


GREEN BAY—Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier knows the Packers have struggled recently to protect Aaron Rodgers, and Frazier said he wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers resort to some of the same tactics the Bears used to beat the Vikings last Sunday.

“They went to a short passing game and it was effective for them. They did some things to offset our rush. They had a good game plan,” Frazier said of the Bears, who scored a 28-10 win over the Vikings at Soldier Field.

Might the Packers try the same tactic?

“I wouldn’t be surprised,” Frazier said. “I’m sure they’re working as hard as they can not to fall into the situation they were in.”

Two teams that are polar opposites in how they move the football will face each other at Lambeau Field this Sunday in a showdown for second place in the NFC North. With a win, the Green Bay Packers will take the first of two steps toward a Dec. 16 showdown in Chicago for the NFC North lead. With a win, the Vikings will move into second place by virtue of a head-to-head advantage.

The Packers move the ball through the air, though they haven’t been nearly as productive at it the past two weeks. It’s hoped the return of wide receiver Greg Jennings will re-ignite the Packers’ passing attack.

Meanwhile, Minnesota is the league’s No. 3 rushing team with the league’s No. 1 rusher, but with a No. 30 passing game that is likely to be without its star pass-catcher, Percy Harvin.

Intrigue is everywhere, as coaches and coordinators central to this clash scurry for answers to their particular problems. Packers Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements needs protection for his quarterback, whether it be in the form of blocking or scheming. Meanwhile, Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers is facing one of the greatest challenges of the season, which is to say the threat running back Adrian Peterson poses.

“It’s a trade off,” Clements said of using tight ends and backs in helping to protect Rodgers. “You’re getting more protection, but you may not get as many receivers out and they may not get out as quickly.

“You try to mix it up. You don’t want to get the quarterback hit.”

Capers has spent the week emphasizing to his players the need to be as disciplined in their run-defense assignments this Sunday as they were in Week 6 against Houston, when the Packers shut down Arian Foster.

“Peterson is playing as well as I’ve seen him since I’ve been here. The challenge is being able to get 11 people to the ball. You’ve got to get multiple hits on him,” Capers said. “You’ve got to get him on the ground. He’s a rare guy. He’s seeking contact.”

Christian Ponder is a mobile quarterback who poses a threat as a runner on the perimeter.

“You have to be conscious of that,” Capers said.

Mostly, the Packers will be conscious of protecting Rodgers and stopping Peterson. What they do in attempting to accomplish each will likely be of considerable discussion next week.

Additional coverage - Nov. 30

 
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