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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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Offensive Line Looking To Bounce Back

Posted Dec 16, 2010

Green Bay knows it will need to perform better offensively this Sunday against one of the top teams in the league in New England, and count the offensive line as a group looking to redeem itself after struggling last Sunday against the Lions.

The three-point output by the Packers at Detroit was the lowest since a 35-0 loss to New England on Nov. 19, 2006, and included the second-lowest yardage total of the season with 258; 13 first downs, which matched a season low; a 16.7-percent conversion rate (2-of-12) on third down; and three turnovers by a Green Bay team that had given the ball away once in the previous five games. As offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was quick to point out, it was a collective effort that contributed to those numbers from the offense, but it was clear from the linemen this week that they were disappointed in their showing. 

"I don't think you could talk to any of the offensive linemen that aren't upset about it," tackle Bryan Bulaga said. "You can be hard on yourself about it for a couple of days, but it's a new week, new game, new opponent, and we've got to focus in on what the task is at hand.

"We've got to remember what happened, but we need to correct it and move on and get ready for the opponent at hand. We know the bad performance that happened last week, but we need to get better this week."

With starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers not participating on Thursday for the second straight day due to the concussion he sustained at Detroit, whom the line will be protecting on Sunday night remains a question. If Rodgers isn't cleared to play, third-year signal-caller Matt Flynn will be making his first pro start.

Being able to run the ball effectively is a priority every week, but it probably takes on even greater importance if Flynn, who has thrown just 46 career passes as a pro, is under center. Last week the Packers picked up 66 yards on 20 carries, with the three running backs, Brandon Jackson, James Starks and Dimitri Nance, accounting for just 31 yards on 15 carries (2.1 avg.) between them.

"I think it is helpful (to establish the run), plus when you throw in the opponent that you are playing and their ability to score points," Philbin said. "I think if we can maintain possession of the football, stay on the field and put together some good drives that maybe consume a little bit of the clock, I think that's probably in everybody's best interest.

"Certainly for Matt, if he is the guy that in fact is playing, then you don't want to put the whole game on a young guy's shoulders. Balance would certainly be a benefit."

Opposing offenses have passed more than 60 percent of the time against New England this year, but that is probably as much a product of how games have gone against the high-scoring Patriots (No. 1 at 31.9 points per game). New England is allowing 4.2 yards per carry (No. 16 in the NFL), but in seven of the 13 games, the opposition has run the ball 25 times or less.

In the Patriots' two losses this season, road games at the N.Y. Jets and Cleveland, the Jets and Browns combined for 366 yards on the ground on 74 carries (4.8 avg.), an average of 183 rushing yards per game. That is almost double what New England has allowed in its 11 wins (95.5 rushing yards per game), and in both of those games the Patriots lost the time-of-possession battle, including a dominating performance by Cleveland in which the Browns controlled the ball for more than 38 minutes in their Week 9 victory.

"The (Patriots) have been playing so well as of late," Philbin said. "They have gotten a lead and that can make you a little one-dimensional and get you out of your rhythm a little bit offensively and put extra pressure on you.

"We've told our guys part of the big thing this week is we've got to stay on schedule. We had way too many negative-yardage plays last week. We've got to minimize those and we've got to move the chains. It's a heck of a lot easier to move the chains when you're not in second-and-17 and third-and-14, and that has to happen."

Rodgers and Flynn were each sacked twice last Sunday in Detroit, and of the 15 runs from the running-back group, 11 went for 2 yards or fewer, with four of them losing yardage.

"Every week we want to run the ball," said T.J. Lang, who filled in at left guard for an injured Daryn Colledge in the second half at Detroit. "That's one of our main goals. Last week we kind of took a step back.

"It doesn't matter what play is called, we need to run the ball and we need to pass-protect better. Those are two things where last week we were losing too many one-on-one matchups. We addressed it Monday and we're moving on from it. We're correcting those mistakes. We're going to get out there and do our best to win the one-one-matchups and run the ball and also give Matt time back there to make plays with his arm."

In a six-game span prior to the Detroit loss, five of them wins, the Packers averaged over 370 yards a game and more than 100 on the ground while turning the ball over just three times. The line is determined to show that is the identity of the offense, and an opportunity to do so comes Sunday night in Foxborough.

"We're trying to prove that (Detroit) was an anomaly and not who we are," said Colledge, who was limited on Thursday because of a knee injury but remains hopeful for Sunday's game. "We've played good football. The offensive line has actually played well this season. There's complaints about the running game, but overall we feel like we've done some good things, and it's time to get that back on track.

"I think everybody's got a renewed sense of 'back to work' this week, and let's go out and prove some people wrong, because I know there's a lot of doubters out there."

Additional coverage - Dec. 16

 
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