On Now
Coming Up
  • Wed., Apr. 22, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Packers Job Fair

    The Green Bay Packers are seeking part-time/seasonal employees to assist with Packers home games/events and provide legendary customer service to all guests at Lambeau Field. 

    Qualifications include strong verbal communication and conversation skills, trouble-shooting skills, ability to stay focused on job responsibilities and ability to stand entire shift. Individuals must be available for all home games, Family Night, any potential home playoff games, and other Lambeau Field events as needed.

    Hall of Fame Job Fair:
    Tuesday, April 21 from 3-6pm
    Part-Time/Seasonal Positions Available:

    • Hall of Fame Customer Service Representatives
    • Stadium Tour Guides


    Game Day Job Fair:

    Wednesday, April 22 from 2-5pm or Thursday, April 23 from 3-6pm
    Gameday/Seasonal Positions Available:

    • Security Event Staff
    • Guest Services – Greeters, Ushers, Attendants, Wheelchair Runners

     
    The job fairs will be held in the Terrace Suites; fifth floor of the Shopko Gate/South End.  On-site interviews conducted. Must enter through the Shopko Gate on the south side of the stadium (parking off of Ridge Road and Valley View Road).

    If unable to attend, please pick up an application from the Guest Services desk inside the Lambeau Field Atrium or review the employment information below.    

    *Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years old*

  • Thu., Apr. 23, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Packers Job Fair

    The Green Bay Packers are seeking part-time/seasonal employees to assist with Packers home games/events and provide legendary customer service to all guests at Lambeau Field. 

    Qualifications include strong verbal communication and conversation skills, trouble-shooting skills, ability to stay focused on job responsibilities and ability to stand entire shift. Individuals must be available for all home games, Family Night, any potential home playoff games, and other Lambeau Field events as needed.

    Hall of Fame Job Fair:
    Tuesday, April 21 from 3-6pm
    Part-Time/Seasonal Positions Available:

    • Hall of Fame Customer Service Representatives
    • Stadium Tour Guides


    Game Day Job Fair:

    Wednesday, April 22 from 2-5pm or Thursday, April 23 from 3-6pm
    Gameday/Seasonal Positions Available:

    • Security Event Staff
    • Guest Services – Greeters, Ushers, Attendants, Wheelchair Runners

     
    The job fairs will be held in the Terrace Suites; fifth floor of the Shopko Gate/South End.  On-site interviews conducted. Must enter through the Shopko Gate on the south side of the stadium (parking off of Ridge Road and Valley View Road).

    If unable to attend, please pick up an application from the Guest Services desk inside the Lambeau Field Atrium or review the employment information below.    

    *Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years old*

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM CDT Packers' 2015 NFL Draft Party Evolution is located at 233 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee, Wis. Event parking is available in the parking structure next door (225 E. Chicago St.), where full day parking passes will be $10.
  • Tue., May. 26, 2015 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM CDT Green Bay Packers Blood Drive Green Bay Packers Blood Drive
  • Sat., Jun. 20, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT Jared Abbrederis appearance 11th Annual Youth Football Golf Outing
  • Sat., Jun. 20, 2015 12:00 PM CDT Kenny Chesney/Jason Aldean concert Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney have announced that their tours, The Burn It Down Tour and The Big Revival Tour presented by Corona Light, will collide for 10 stadium shows next summer, including Lambeau Field on Saturday, June 20, 2015.  More on-sale information and special guests will be revealed over the coming weeks.

News

Print
RSS

The Packers defense rests with Hayward

Posted Apr 27, 2012

It turns out the Packers weren’t done trading up in the second round after their opening selection on Friday.

General Manager Ted Thompson pulled the trade trigger again just a short while later, securing another pick at the bottom of the second round to take Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hayward.

That made the Packers three-for-three on defense thus far in the draft, one for each of the defense’s three levels. After linebacker Nick Perry and lineman Jerel Worthy, Hayward now arrives to help fortify the secondary with what the Packers describe as an impressive combination of smarts and ball skills.

The Packers gave up their third-round pick, No. 90, and their fifth-rounder, No. 163, to the Patriots to move up 28 spots to No. 62 and nab Hayward. A three-year starter at Vandy, Hayward is seen as being able to handle the mental side of the pro game from the get-go.

“He’s extremely smart,” Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. said. “One thing I really liked about him when I talked to him at the combine, he understood what he was doing. He communicates at a high level on the field. He understands what the offense is trying to do to him at all times.”

That helps explain Hayward’s 13 interceptions over the last two seasons. A former quarterback, Hayward (5-11, 192) credited his days as an offensive player with improving his “instincts and vision.”

Those instincts also showed up in run support, as Hayward recorded 18 tackles in the backfield on running plays in his career, including 8½ as a first-time starter in 2009 and 7½ more last season. His college statistics list him with no sacks, so all those TFL’s came against the run.

“He’s a willing tackler,” Whitt said. “He will put his nose in there. He has a complete game. There were not many holes I really found when I was evaluating.”

Hayward called his tackling an underrated strength, but he credited most of his impact plays to film study, making him a more knowledgeable player on the field.

“I think I’m going to bring a lot of instincts and a lot of playmaking ability,” he said. “Green Bay has that with their team.”

Hayward joins a Packers cornerback group that mixes veterans Charles Woodson, Tramon Williams and Jarrett Bush with young developing prospects such as Sam Shields and Davon House.

Thompson sounded confident Hayward would fit right in. In their effort to fix the league’s last-ranked defense, the Packers went about the early stages of this draft with the mindset that a better pass rush would help the pass coverage, but the selection of Hayward adds needed depth to the coverage, too.

“I think he’s an all-around player,” Thompson said. “He’s very aware in space. He sees the ball well. He can play with his back to the basket, so to speak, with his back to the line of scrimmage. He has good hands, a knack for interceptions.”

He’s got a knack for knowledge, too, and he’ll need it, according to Whitt.

“He’s a cerebral young man,” Whitt said. “I want to get him in that room and see him digest this playbook. We have a massive playbook.”

RELATED LINKS
 
blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest News

You May Also Be Interested in...

Recent Videos

  • Prospect Primer: DL Za'Darius Smith, Kentucky

    (1:56) Posted 21 hours ago

    Packers.com presents 'Prospect Primer,' a video look at an assortment of draft-eligible players who attended the scouting combine in Indianapolis. Kentucky DL Za'Darius Smith recorded 10 ½ sacks in two seasons at Kentucky, his only two years at the Division I level after going the junior-college route.

  • Tailgate Tour team reaches full strength on Day 3

    (3:23) Posted Apr 17, 2015

    The third day of the 10th annual Tailgate Tour included a Play 60 event, a fire drill and the return of former Packers WR Antonio Freeman.

  • Video Ask Vic: Lacy has it all

    (2:28) Posted Apr 17, 2015

    In this 'Video Ask Vic,' Packers.com Editor Vic Ketchman explains what to look for in a top running back.