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    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.

     
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    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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    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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Jaguars dared Packers to run the ball

Posted Oct 28, 2012

The Packers’ inability to mount a consistent rushing attack left them fighting for a win on Sunday against a team that was expected to be easy prey.

“We came in to be a little more balanced. We hit that but the efficiency wasn’t there,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said of a running game that got 26 cracks at the line of scrimmage, but produced only 66 yards and a 2.5 yards-per-carry average.

“The run game is not good enough. We’ll be ready for Arizona,” McCarthy vowed.

Green Bay’s run game wasn’t ready for Jacksonville, which brought to Lambeau Field a defensive scheme that flooded the passing lanes and dared the Packers to transfer the ball from quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ hands to those of a weakened stable of running backs.

“You have to give them credit. They played their scheme. They brought pressure (blitzes) a couple of times. Stop the run with six in the box. Mission accomplished with them,” Rodgers said.

The Jaguars were able to execute their scheme as a result of the play they got from their defensive line, especially from tackles Tyson Alualu and C.J. Mosley. The Packers kept hammering at the Jaguars interior, but the wall wouldn’t fall.

Rodgers took a couple of sacks early in the game, and that caused McCarthy to abandon the Packers’ no-huddle offense, to slow down the tempo and allow Rodgers to gather himself.

“I got away from that after the hits on the quarterback,” McCarthy said.

The Packers’ ineffectiveness on offense led McCarthy to attempt another one of his special teams trick plays, this one a fake-punt pass attempt by Tim Masthay that fell far from its target and gave the Jaguars prime field position at a critical point in the game.

“Pretty obvious the decision that was made was not the best decision,” McCarthy said.

A stronger running game would allow McCarthy to be more conservative in such tense situations. On a particularly important third-and-one play, running back Alex Green tripped and fell before he could get to the line of scrimmage.

The running game’s failures have left the Packers to primarily attempt passes to convert third-and-one types of plays. It’s put increased pressure on the passing game, which is playing, of course, without star wide receivers Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson.

It also put pressure on the defense to lead the way in this win, and that’s exactly what happened.

“Our defense came out of the locker room in the second half and did a tremendous job. They flew around. Defense definitely picked it up in the third quarter. That’s what good teams do,” McCarthy said.

Some would say good teams also run the ball productively, especially against a Jaguars team that was 29th in the league against the run coming into the game, and was daring the Packers to run it.

“We’re 5-3 and right in the mix,” Rodgers said, and that’s no less the truth, but it would have a much better sound to it if the Packers could find a running game.

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