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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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Packers doubled Boldin and he beat it

Posted Sep 9, 2013

Dom Capers explains Packers’ difficulties in pass defense


GREEN BAY—Anquan Boldin beat double coverage to give the 49ers a 14-7 lead at a critical juncture in Sunday’s game. It was one of 13 catches Boldin would make on a day when the Packers appeared helpless to stop the veteran wide receiver.

“Your execution has to match their execution. We just didn’t execute well enough. We have to make sure if we’re committing two people to someone, he can’t catch the football,” Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said in providing an overview of his unit’s performance in the Packers’ 34-28 loss at Candlestick Park on Sunday.

It was a tale of two defenses. The Packers’ run defense was the best of times. The Packers’ pass defense was the worst of times.

When the day was done, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who had rushed for 181 yards against the 49ers last January, had thrown for 412 yards in this most recent 49ers victory.

“We’re disappointed in the performance yesterday. We did a good job on the running game. What we didn’t get done is, No. 1, we have to make more plays in the passing game. They converted far too many third downs,” Capers said.

Boldin’s 10-yard touchdown reception with 8:57 to play in the first half was on a controversial third-and-six play. Boldin slipped out of safety Jerron McMillian’s attempted tackle following the quick throw over the middle. The 49ers wide receiver would finish the day with 208 yards receiving.

Capers was especially disappointed by his defense’s failure to stop the 49ers after the Packers had taken their first lead of the game, 28-24, with 8:26 remaining to play in the game.

“The most disappointing thing is when it came down to crunch time, after we took the lead, they hit two big pass plays. I didn’t feel we responded well,” Capers said.

Kaepernick was at his best at crunch time. He led a game-winning, 80-yard touchdown drive, then killed the clock the next time the 49ers had the ball by converting third-and-four and fourth-and-two passes.

The 49ers converted nine of 18 third-down attempts, gained 494 yards and controlled the ball for 38 minutes and 35 seconds. Nearly all of that damage was done through the air, as the Packers smothered the 49ers’ vaunted running game.

“It wasn’t like we didn’t have things ready,” Capers said when asked what adjustments were made against Boldin. “We had some double calls in there … and he beat the double.”

Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Slocum spoke of being disappointed that his kickoff-return team left the Packers offense to start deep in Packers territory, especially after the 49ers took a 31-28 lead and the offense was left to start at its 9-yard line.

“Our production in the kickoff return game was nowhere near where it should be,” Slocum said.

Returner Jeremy Ross was guilty of hesitating in the end zone on one return, and the blocking was faulted for the drive that began at the 9-yard line.

Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements was pleased by his unit’s production – 385 yards, 23 first downs and 28 points in only 58 total plays – but disappointed by its inconsistency.

“It was feast or famine. We had five three-and-outs. We have to be more consistent,” Clements said.

Additional coverage - Sept. 9
 
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