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  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake 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:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • 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.

     

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Mike McCarthy Press Conf. Transcript - Aug. 12

Posted Aug 12, 2010


(Did the attrition at linebacker force the move with Spencer Havner?)
I’ll say this, it helped. But this was our plan going into training camp. If you recall last training camp, we went with a very similar format for Spencer. He has the ability to play both linebacker and tight end. Really was not needed on defense last year and played exclusively tight end and had a nice year for us. But we’re really going through the same format that we did last year.

(So his days at tight end aren’t over?)
Oh, no. No, no.

(He has the potential of playing both ways in a game?)
Just like he did last year, correct. Yes.

(How much do you want Rodgers to play Saturday?)
I tell you, probably close to 20 plays. Somewhere in there with the first group. That’s my thought today. But we have a practice tonight. Tonight’s practice will answer most of our questions on how long we’ll play the first group Saturday night.

(Today the second and third teams got a lot of reps. How will that help those young players?)
We’re trying to get everybody ready to play a game now. I think it was very noticeable. Our practice structure this morning is different than it’s been throughout the camp. We’ve been in installation type practices, which are a lot longer, a lot more teaching periods and so forth. Now we’re trying to transition into more of an in-season, game-plan type practice, and this was the first time we used cards. The offense was going against Cleveland’s defense and so forth, and that’s always never as smooth as you would like. We had to repeat a couple of plays and just get it right. This was our first carded practice, and we’re just trying to make that transition from a practice-structure standpoint.

(Has Finley lived up to your expectations so far?)
I’d say so. I think Jermichael has been very productive. But he’s like everybody. Training camp is a process. He needs the fundamental work, just like all of our players. They need the post-practice drills that are going on right now just to make sure their fine-motor skills are in tune and intact and ready for in-season type play.

(What’s the plan with the punters in the game?)
Well, I’ll say this. As far as their holding responsibilities, we’ll probably flip a coin, to be honest with you. I just want one holder per game. Now, whether we go every other punt or every two punts, we’ll determine that in the next day or so. I want to make it as 50-50 as I possibly can.

(Can you talk about Breno’s progression from last year?)
Number one, Breno is healthy. Breno has been able to string together a full-year of injury-free work, and this is his time. He’s a big, powerful man, and he’s a player that’s transitioned over from his tight-end days there at Louisville, and I like what I see. Really, the last hurdle for Breno is to go do it in games. He’s a tough guy. He plays the way we want our offensive linemen to play. He has a complete understanding of what’s asked of him at that right tackle position. He’s been here three years now. The biggest thing I want to see of Breno is to play in that live action, because he’s done everything up to that point.

(Who definitely won’t play Saturday?)
Definitely won’t play? Nick Barnett is a slight chance of playing. Will Blackmon probably not. Alex Joseph I don’t think’s going to make it. Clay Matthews. Obiozor probably not, and Jason Spitz, probably  not.

(Guys like Woodson and Driver, will you think about giving them time off?)
Driver, we’re going to evaluate Donald tomorrow. Donald will not practice tonight, and we will evaluate his calf tomorrow. That’s the only people I’m considering right now.

(How about Woodson?)
I anticipate him playing.

(What would you like to accomplish in the first preseason game?)
Number one, you want to get into that game mode. You want all the management, the sideline procedure, all those things to be flawless. You want to make sure that everything leading up to putting the players in the proper plays and make sure they’re in the right situations to succeed, and then frankly the bottom line is I want to see these guys compete. I want to see them perform at a high level. There’s more things that go on in a preseason game. It’s not as much about winning and losing. It’s trying to get certain segments of your football team intact, whether it’s something you’re emphasizing on special teams or what you’re trying to get done on offense and defense, the different combinations of players you’re playing together. Trying to get players the proper reps. Preseason games are always a different challenge, because you’re trying to gain as much information about your football team as possible.

(Looked like the guys handled the heat very well today. Any problems?)
It was hot out here today. I thought they handled it well. We started a little slow, but I thought they practiced very well today. We had a few little issues just with the carded practice, just getting everybody on the same page reading cards, but I thought that was a good, solid practice, especially for our numbers being down. This was a vets’ select practice, so our veterans were not here this morning. It is their morning off, so being thin between not having the veterans and having a number of players out because of their medical situation, I thought they practiced hard and it was crisp the way I wanted it. We finished 12 minutes early, so that is always a positive. That tells you what kind of tempo we had today.

(Do you expect Blackmon to practice tonight?)
No, I don’t think Will will go tonight. He’ll be evaluated in the morning.

(He’s missed a full week of camp. Are you worried about him?)
The doctors have been telling me the same thing that I have been repeating right here every day. They think his knee, it’s not ready for training camp-type schedule. We try to keep him on one-a-days. I know he wants to go. I know Will is frustrated. He wants to get out here and go, but Dr. McKenzie thinks he is going to be fine once he gets through this period.

(Is it tough for Bulaga to move back and forth between guard and tackle, or can he handle that?)
He can handle it.

(In the game will he play one position or both?)
Bryan Bulaga will play both guard and tackle on Saturday night.

 
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