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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/




Matthews: 'We've got some talent now'

Posted Sep 13, 2012

Mike McCarthy said this past week that he was tired of answering questions about last year’s defense. So were his players.

“We can’t change anything from that,” nose tackle B.J. Raji said. “We’re just trying to create a new identity for this 2012 team.”

If that identity is the pass-rushing, ball-hawking defense that practically embarrassed the Bears on Thursday night at Lambeau Field, the questions about last year will soon cease.

After a shaky showing in the opener, the defense was the story in a 23-10 victory over Chicago, with hardly a statistic that doesn’t jump off the page.

The Packers sacked Jay Cutler seven times and picked him off four times. The Bears compiled just 11 first downs and 168 total yards. That’s fewer yards than the Packers allowed in any game during the Super Bowl season of 2010. It’s the fewest since Week 7 of 2009 at Cleveland (139 yards).

“Definitely proud of the unit,” said cornerback Tramon Williams, who had his second career two-interception game. “Those guys up front came to play, and made our job on the back end easy.”

The main guy up front was Clay Matthews, who was credited with 3½ sacks, though it could easily be argued he had four by himself. While his teammates were singing his praises – “Clay is always a monster,” Raji said – Matthews was crediting the secondary for some coverage sacks and his fellow rushers for their contributions.

“We’ve got some talent now,” said Matthews, who has six sacks in two games, matching his two-game start to 2010 and his total for all of 2011. “It’s going to be hard to double one guy and leave others single blocked. If that’s the case, so be it, but we’ve got some talent now getting after the quarterback and, hopefully, that’s here to stay.”

Rookie linemen Jerel Worthy and Mike Daniels each notched a sack, and linebacker Erik Walden split one with Matthews. Inside linebacker D.J. Smith sacked Cutler on a blitz on Chicago’s very first snap of the game, and that set a tone for the rest of the night.

“They had no answers for our guys up front,” Charles Woodson said. “They were in the backfield constantly. It started early, and that makes it tough on any quarterback.”

Whether he got frustrated, impatient, desperate, or a combination of all three, Cutler then took risks that didn’t pay off. In addition to Williams’ two interceptions, Woodson snagged one and rookie safety Jerron McMillian had one, as well.

Cutler had challenged the Green Bay secondary during the week, wishing them “good luck” with playing press coverage against Chicago’s big receivers, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. The Packers mixed up their coverages and held the duo to just three meaningless catches for 31 yards. On Marshall's lone chance for a big play, Williams fell down but Marshall had Cutler's deep pass bounce off his hands in the back corner of the end zone.

“I don’t know if we took it personal,” Woodson said of Cutler's earlier remarks. “We thought it was kind of funny that all of a sudden they’re the team to beat because he got a couple of new guys.”

The Packers can certainly laugh at catching more passes from Cutler than did his two “new toys,” as Williams called them. Cutler posted an abysmal 28.2 passer rating, completing just 11 of 27 passes for 126 yards with one TD.

The defensive effort was the result of the rush and the coverage working together, which is how defenses stymie teams and generate turnovers. On a night the offense wasn’t at its best, the Packers’ interceptions set up 10 of the 23 points.

“It’s always good when you get after the quarterback, get him off his rhythm and have him throw some balls up there that I’m sure he wouldn’t want, or wants back,” Matthews said.

Added Williams: “That’s what happened tonight. We put the pressure that we needed, and everything worked together. We were as in sync as a defense as we were trying to get for a long time. It finally clicked.”

Despite the rough start last week, Woodson was encouraged that it would click for this unit. He was cautiously optimistic. A veteran who knows how quickly things can change in this game, he was taking the same thoughtful, measured view of the latest results.

“I don’t want to put too much on tonight, because you have to be consistent in this league, and tonight was good, but we’re going to have to do it for a lot more games, for the long haul,” Woodson said. “Is this the type of performance that I would love for us to continue to have? Yeah, but it’s one game. Though it feels good, it’s still one game.”

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