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  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Scheme to challenge Luck; Arians challenges fans

Posted Oct 5, 2012

Andrew Luck gets his first look at an NFL 3-4 defense this Sunday.

“Disguise is going to be important, so you don’t want to give him a lot of pre-snap looks. You want to make a young guy think on the move,” Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said.

In a matchup of a rookie quarterback who is the No. 1 pick of this year’s draft, and a veteran coordinator who’s written the book on the zone-blitz and how to disguise it, Luck and Capers will match wits at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. Luck will be armed with his offensive coordinator, Bruce Arians. Capers will have Clay Matthews at his side.

“His coordinator is very familiar with this defense,” Capers said of Arians, several years the offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh, long considered to be the epicenter of the 3-4 defense. “He’ll have a specific plan in mind. That’ll be a real asset to Luck.”

Capers will move Matthews and his seven sacks around the “dance” floor, forcing Luck to find Matthews and adjust the play accordingly. The intent will be to make Luck think more about where Matthews is than where Luck’s receivers are.

“When he gets one-on-one situations, the percentages are pretty good,” Capers said of Matthews.

“When you have the 3-4 and you bring the outside backers, it puts a lot of pressure on offenses to block those guys because you’re not going to want to put backs on them. Now you’re usually singled up across the board, so it should free somebody up to be a disruptive force,” Arians said of the unique challenge the 3-4 poses.

Luck, however, isn’t your typical rookie quarterback. He displayed superior command of a pro-style offense at Stanford. Some have compared Luck’s grasp of offense to that of the man he replaced in Indianapolis, Peyton Manning.

“He’s a pretty darn good rookie quarterback. He’s a good athlete, can make all of the throws. They’ve got some young speed in their receivers,” Capers said.

Through the first four games of the season, the Packers defense has hit highs and lows. It hit both in last Sunday’s win over the Saints, allowing 474 yards and a nine-of-17 conversion rate on third down, but holding firm on six plays from within the 11-yard line.

What’s the next step for a Packers defense that plays as many as five rookies at one time?

“Just the consistency in making people earn yardage. The first three games, we were excellent on third down. You can’t give up an 80-yard play for a touchdown. You have to make people work. That’s the next step,” Capers said.

The Colts are coming off a bye week, but they’re also fresh off the news that their head coach, Chuck Pagano, is battling leukemia. Arians is doubling as the Colts’ interim head coach.

“I’m sure he’s talking about not turning the ball over,” Capers said of Arians. Luck has thrown four interceptions in three games.

“They had a bye week, so I think we’ll see some things they’ve had a chance to work on. The Colts have had two weeks to work on the things we’ve done,” Capers added.

Arians is challenging the Colts’ fans, as well as the Colts.

“The one thing that I would like to say is this is a very special week for a lot of reasons. Having been against the Packers, I know how their fans travel and in no way can they come into Lucas Oil this week and take over our stadium. I’m challenging our fans, especially this week, because it’s kind of a unique, special thing. That cannot happen. They need to be at an all-time high for Chuck and for the team. We cannot allow the cheeseheads to come in here and take over,” Arians said.

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