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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/




One last look: Packers intent on forcing turnovers

Posted Oct 6, 2012

The Packers defense is sorely overdue for a turnover.

That isn’t said often, if ever, about a Green Bay unit that has thrived on turnovers in the Mike McCarthy and Dom Capers era.

The Packers are regularly at or near the top of the league in takeaways, but they find themselves in a shockingly rare drought heading into Sunday’s Week 5 matchup in Indianapolis.

The Packers have gone back-to-back games without a single turnover. Not only has that not happened since Capers took over as defensive coordinator in 2009, but it hasn’t happened since McCarthy became head coach in 2006. The last time the Packers went consecutive games without a turnover was in 2005, when it happened twice.

In fact, under neither Capers nor McCarthy has Green Bay been turnover-less twice in any three-game stretch, let alone three times in four games, which is how the Packers have begun 2012. The defense intercepted Bears QB Jay Cutler four times in Week 2. That’s been it. So far.

“We need to do a better job,” McCarthy said this week, as he discussed a major point of emphasis from the team’s “self-scout” of the first quarter of the season. “We aren’t getting the ball out. We don’t have the ball on the ground enough.”

To be fair, the Packers have lost three significant opportunities for turnovers due to circumstances mostly beyond their control.

In Seattle in Week 3, rookie safety Jerron McMillian intercepted a tipped pass in the fourth quarter, but the play was nullified by a highly questionable roughing-the-passer penalty on linebacker Erik Walden. Moments later, of course, on the final play against the Seahawks, most of the free world believes safety M.D. Jennings had an interception, but it’ll never show up on a stat sheet.

Then last week, the Packers believed linebacker Dezman Moses forced and recovered a fumble on a fourth-quarter Darren Sproles kickoff return, but Sproles had been incorrectly ruled down and the Packers had no replay challenges remaining.

Still, the players accustomed to racking up the takeaways aren’t making any excuses.

“That’s on us, especially the fact that the coaches emphasize that so much, the turnover ratio,” defensive lineman B.J. Raji said of the current turnover drought. “We’re obviously not doing a good enough job in that area. We’re not where we want to be.”

A fourth missed opportunity was entirely the Packers’ fault, and more than anything it was a reflection of how starved the players are for a turnover.

In the fourth quarter against the Saints, a short Drew Brees pass intended for Marques Colston was deflected up into the air by linebacker D.J. Smith. As the ball fluttered around, practically begging to be picked off, defensive backs Morgan Burnett and Tramon Williams collided as they both went after it (pictured), and the ball fell incomplete.

“We’ve had some chances the last couple games, but for whatever reason we couldn’t pull them in,” Raji said. “That’s part of the game. I guess we have to do a better job concentrating. I don’t know. We’re in position.”

That’s the good sign in all of this. They’re in position and the opportunities have been there. This week, the target is a rookie quarterback in Andrew Luck. The Colts offense has six turnovers in three games, including four Luck interceptions. Last year, Carolina’s Cam Newton and Minnesota’s Christian Ponder turned it over plenty as rookies against Green Bay’s defense, but Seattle’s Russell Wilson escaped such miscues (sort of) this season.

Rookie defensive lineman Jerel Worthy insists the players aren’t getting frustrated, but they are talking about it in the meeting room and on the practice field. Considering this defense’s history and recent circumstances, tangible results seem inevitable.

“Anytime you get two or three guys around the ball, somebody has to be stripping at the ball,” Worthy said. “The guys up front, the front seven, we have to be precise, putting guys in tough situations to cough the ball up. We have some of the best DBs in the league at creating turnovers.

“We just have to keep working at it. Eventually balls are going to bounce our way.”

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