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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior 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:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • 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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Packers mindful of Lions' late-game rallies

Posted Nov 16, 2012

Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams defends against Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald in Week 9 at Lambeau Field.

GREEN BAY—Dom Capers is challenging his defense to stop the league’s No. 1 passing team, and do it without the services of the Packers’ No. 1 pass rusher, Clay Matthews.

How do you do it?

“We’re going to have to play good defense,” the Packers defensive coordinator said.

What’s an example of good team defense?

“The way we went in there and played last year,” Capers replied.

The Packers scored a 27-15 win in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day last year. It was a dominant performance by the then-undefeated Packers, who led 24-0 after three quarters.

It’s the 24-0 message Capers has been emphasizing this week. Against the Lions, the game truly isn’t over until it’s over.

“They’ve scored 23 points more in one quarter (fourth) than they have in the other three quarters combined,” Capers said of this year’s Lions team. “We tried to preach it all week. You better be ready to play four quarters. The way they’re built, that’s their offense’s capability. They’re a real good two-minute team.”

The Lions are built to throw the ball, with a quarterback who was drafted No. 1 overall throwing to a receiver who was selected No. 2 overall. Matt Stafford throwing to Calvin Johnson is one of the most dynamic pass-catch combinations in the league, and it has played to mixed results in recent games against the Packers.

“We’ve had some success and sometimes he’s had success against us. It’s been give and take,” Cornerbacks Coach Joe Whitt said, referring to the head-to-head confrontations between Johnson and Packers cornerback Tramon Williams. “He’s gotten Calvin and Calvin’s gotten him.

“This guy is rare,” Whitt added of Johnson, who will likely go over the 1,000 receiving yards total for the season on Sunday, but whose touchdown catches have slumped to two this year. “There’s only one Calvin Johnson in this league. There’s only one guy that big, that fast and with that catching radius.”

Some would say there’s only one Clay Matthews in the league, but this week there will no Clay Matthews. The Packers’ star pass rusher is out with a hamstring injury.

Where are the Packers going to get the rush they need to hurry Stafford?

“I think Erik Walden has played pretty well for us. He’s given us consistent rush,” Capers said. “We’re getting Jerel Worthy back. We’re going to have to get it from a lot of different people.”

The Packers are counting on production from all three phases of their team to help ease the effects of an injury list that is being felt throughout the roster. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga has been added to the injured reserve list, forcing left guard T.J. Lang to right tackle and swing man Evan Dietrich-Smith into the starting lineup at left guard.

“You feel for the player being hurt, for the person he is and how hard he works at his trade. As for moving forward, we’ve always had the ability and we expect the next man to do his job and have no drop off,” Offensive Line Coach James Campen said.

Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Slocum is counting on kicker Mason Crosby to snap out of a slump that has seen him miss on five of his last 10 kicks.

“He looks good kicking the ball. The bottom line is you have to make those field goals and we’re going to need him moving forward,” Slocum said.

Offensively, second-year wide receiver Randall Cobb has emerged as one of the game’s rising stars.

“They’re obviously more aware of him,” Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements said of opposing defenses. “We have to move him around to different spots so they have to make adjustments to where he is.”

Additional coverage - Nov. 16
 
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