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  • 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.

     
  • 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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Mike McCarthy puts target on 49ers, read option

Posted Feb 22, 2013

Packers head coach addresses media at scouting combine


INDIANAPOLIS—Mike McCarthy was preceded at the podium on Friday by 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh. Had Harbaugh hung around for a few minutes, he would’ve found out his team will be the focus of the Packers’ offseason.

“We need to do a better job of stopping the read option,” McCarthy said. “San Francisco beat us twice and they’ll definitely be the focus of our offseason.”

McCarthy has become famous in his scouting combine press conferences for setting targets of improvement for his teams. Two years ago, he challenged his offense to score more points; it did. Last year, he wanted the Packers’ running game to improve; it was headed in that direction until Cedric Benson was lost to an injury a month into the season.

On Friday, McCarthy targeted the read-option offense, which the 49ers used to hang 579 yards of offense on the Packers in the playoffs. Coach Harbaugh might find that his quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, will be an offseason target in more than just Green Bay.

“Five seventy-nine is a number that’ll stick in our focus. Our defensive staff is going to take a trip to Texas A&M,” McCarthy said.

At Texas A&M, Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers’ staff will work with A&M Head Coach Kevin Sumlin in the principles of the read option and how to defense it.

“The extra gap is not accounted for because the quarterback is part of the equation in running the football. Football is a cycle and it’s very important to stay on the front side of that cycle. We’ll spend a lot of time on the read option, but we won’t run it with our quarterback,” McCarthy joked.

Improving the running game, a target the Packers missed in 2012, will continue to be an area of concentration in ’13.

“There’s definitely room for improvement. Our attempts have improved but we can still run it more. It’s an area of focus. We definitely need to do a better job,” McCarthy said of the Packers running game.

“I don’t pay a lot of creed that you need to run it as much as you throw it, particularly with our quarterback. The attempts are the body blows.”

Change of culture is also an issue on which McCarthy touched.

“You don’t replace Charles Woodson and Donald Driver. Locker room culture is either growing or not growing. We have a very healthy culture,” McCarthy said. “Aaron Rodgers is now the longest-tenured Packer. He embraces the role of being the face of the franchise. Randall Cobb took a big step as a young leader last year. Leadership is top to bottom. We need to do a better job of that.”

Mostly, the Packers will be focusing on doing a better job of stopping the read-option offense.

Additional coverage - Friday at the combine

 
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