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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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Redskins defensive strategy invited the pass

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Packers still able to run the ball

GREEN BAY—Something different happened at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

“They played a lot of one high,” Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said of the Redskins’ defensive strategy.

Huh? A single safety in the middle of the field against a team that would rather throw the ball than run it? Did something happen since the Packers saw a steady dose of two safeties in the middle of the field last season?

Yeah, the Redskins loaded up against the run. They invited Rodgers to attack the secondary, and he did, 42 times for a record-setting 480 yards.

Here’s the best news of all: The Redskins still couldn’t stop the Packers’ running game.

Mike McCarthy wrinkles his nose at run-the-ball questions. His body language suggests that such queries are from the “Stone Age” of football but, hey, coach, what’s not to like about a run-pass balance that produced 580 yards, 28 first downs and a degree of frustration that left one Redskins defensive back to spread his arms to his sideline, as if to say, “What do you want us to do?”

“Run-pass balance, it’s more about the things you’re able to stay in at the line of scrimmage. We don’t get as caught up in it,” McCarthy said.

Rodgers seemed to like it. Only four of his pass attempts weren’t caught, and his stats are the thing of which MVPs are awarded.

“I think it was more the running game and the way they played,” Rodgers said.

Yes, one safety in the middle of the field is better than two safeties in the middle of the field, if the thing you want to do the most is throw short passes that produce long runs, or even long passes that produce no runs. Rodgers threw passes of both varieties on Sunday. That’s Packers football.

This was the kind of win the Packers needed. They needed to wallop somebody. They needed to do it in all three phases. They needed to quiet the critics that want to label the Packers as being soft. They needed to execute a run-pass balance that’ll cause future opponents to pick their poison.

Maybe most of all, they needed to win this game to prove to themselves the loss in San Francisco is, indeed, in the rearview mirror, and that they would not allow that loss to haunt them as the one last January had for an entire offseason.

“We were disappointed but we tried to take the positives from it,” Rodgers said when asked to describe the Packers’ mindset as the week began. “There was urgency. There was a better focus from the guys. I’m proud of the guys for their focus.”

Did the coach sense Sunday’s performance coming as he observed his team in practice last week?

“No,” McCarthy said. “We’ll be better this week. The energy is incredible. There’s a different personality to this football team. This team has a chance to be really good. It has a lot of good football in front of it.”

McCarthy’s team was really good on Sunday. It was a loss the likes of which Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan is not accustomed. Shanahan’s team was the unlikely subject of an ambush. Coming off the loss in San Francisco, the Packers were an angry team. They needed to take it out on someone, and the Redskins became that team.

“I like the vibe of this team,” Rodgers said. “I think you’re seeing some leaders step up. Guys that are respected leaders in the locker room are taking a bigger role in the locker room, especially vocally. That’s not my forte.”

That’s OK. He does some other things pretty well.

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