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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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Tuesdays with McCarthy

Posted Dec 4, 2012


In this week's edition, the head coach discusses his post-victory Sundays, the running game and his sideline demeanor, among other topics.

The Festival Foods Facebook question of the week is from Jennifer from De Pere, WI. Her question is: Do you celebrate after a win and, if so, how?

After a home game, it takes about an hour and a half to complete my responsibilities, which include the press conference and checking in with the medical staff. I then head home. In the past, I’d watch the late-afternoon and Sunday night games, but my life is different now. I have a 1-year-old and 4-year-old who just want to hang out and play when I get home. For me, postgame is family time. It’s healthy and it’s where I should be. When we win, there’s a sense of relief and satisfaction. I sleep better and my mind is clear. When we lose, there’s more anxiety and I’m thinking about things that I need to do. Regardless of the outcome, it’s important to go home after games and make the most of that family time, because we start early on Mondays. We get right back at it and start grading the film as a staff at 6 a.m.

Brandon from Whitehall, WI
What was the difference in the running game this week compared to last week and how did we do so much better against the Vikings?

The key was the ability to maintain our running game. Anytime we’re trying to accomplish something offensively, run or pass, we first look at the number of attempts. In the Giants game, we had far too many long down-and-distance situations and we weren’t able to get into a rhythm. We were able to establish that rhythm against the Vikings and stayed committed to the run. I was pleased with our third-down conversion rate, even though we didn’t convert a couple of short-yardage third downs. However, we stayed productive in the running game and that kept us in very manageable third downs. Aaron was excellent with his distribution of the football throughout the game. His pass distribution, combined with a 77.0 completion percentage and more than 30 team rushing attempts, is a good formula for winning.

Sandra from Milwaukee, WI
I get very tense during the game, especially when Aaron Rodgers gets hit. You give the appearance of calm. How is that so?

I don’t like it when our quarterback gets hit, and he’s been hit too much this year. That’s definitely a focus this week against the Lions with the talent they have on the defensive line. Our protection unit needs to be up to the challenge and protect Aaron. He has the ability to extend plays and make plays with his feet, but we have to do a much better job protecting him from getting hit. I don’t always see the hits he takes. Many times I’m watching at the line of scrimmage and looking for certain things that may factor in to the next play call. I may look calm, but that’s not always the whole story.

Q. Is it bad tackling or does Adrian Peterson seem to make every team tackle badly?

There is no question that Adrian Peterson challenges every football team’s tackling. However, we have to tackle him or whoever has the football. He has a very aggressive, attacking running style. He’s physically gifted, but we have to tackle better by creating the triangle through defensive leverage. A couple of times we did have the ball triangled and he still had success. At the end of the day, we have to tackle low, wrap up and hold on. We need to do a better job this week of tackling.

Q. What is the triangle?

It’s the three leverage points with which we are trying surround the ball-carrier. The point of the triangle is directly in front of the ball-carrier with the two anchor points on the left and right side. The idea is to create a triangle around the football with three defenders. Hopefully, we also have three more defenders coming in support.

Q. What did James Starks do better?

I thought James was disciplined in his decision-making, specifically in his running course and reading his blocks. He also ran very physically on the second level and got into a rhythm. Additionally, Alex Green had a very good day. The combination of the two backs was exactly what we were looking for. James did a really good job getting downhill and challenging the defenders on the second level.

Q. What are the challenges the Lions present?

The defensive line is the strength of their team. It’s the most talented position on their football team, and they have a very good rotation. They’re all athletic players with a lot of length and power. We have to play our best game from an aggressive, technical standpoint. That will be our challenge.

Q. How do you keep from looking ahead to what is obviously going to be a big game in Chicago?

This is the fourth quarter of our season, and this Detroit game is going to be one of our tougher games of the year. They’re going to throw caution to the wind and that is often a component to the approach teams take in division games. It is going to be an extremely competitive Sunday night football game.

Q. Don Barclay came from a college spread offense that was very different from the pro style of line play. Did that cause him to be passed over in the draft?

I can’t answer for every team, but that’s part of the evaluation process. We evaluate every player based on how he fits our team and I think we do a good job of not letting scheme influence our evaluations too much. We do look at how players are utilized in college in order to help determine their ceiling. However, when we talk about prospects, the key question is whether or not the young man is a good football player. There are measurables that we can incorporate, but can he play? I don’t downgrade a player because of what system he played in. It might not be a system that highlights his skill set, but that’s part of the evaluation process and you have to be able to sort that out.

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