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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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Tuesdays with McCarthy

Posted Nov 12, 2013

In this week's edition, the head coach discusses the QB situation, the play of the defense and the upcoming Giants game, among other topics.


Q. What’s happening late in the game?

We’re obviously not playing our best football. We’ve looked at it. We’ve looked at every play call and things like that, but at the end of the day, the focus and discipline required to perform is where we need to make an improvement. It’s nothing earth-shattering as far as what needs to be done. It’s the fundamentals, it’s the little things, and as a football team, we’ve been talking about it too long.

Q. Why announce the starting quarterback for this Sunday’s game as quickly as you did?

He’s the only healthy quarterback that we have, and I was impressed with the way Scott Tolzien played. I was stating an obvious fact as to how we were moving forward. It’s important anytime things aren’t clear to provide clarity. I knew Seneca was injured and was unlikely to play. If he couldn’t play against the Eagles, his chance to play the following week was probably minimal. Scott also played well. There was a lot of production on offense. The issue was the red-zone production, and I thought Scott’s performance was something we need to build from.

Q. What had you seen in Scott Tolzien during his time on the practice squad?

The first thing that jumps out to me is Scott’s work ethic. He really works at it. He’s had a lot of change compared to his prior opportunities. There are a lot of fundamental changes with what we’re asking him to do, and he works endlessly at it. Mentally, he puts in all the extra time. He’s committed to being the most detailed quarterback he can possibly be. It’s an excellent attribute, and that’s something as a coaching staff we want to tap into.

Q. LeSean McCoy was able to bounce the ball outside. Why?

We lost the edge. Regardless of who the edge player was or when it happened, that’s his running style. He has the ability to set a course and jump cut to get to the edge, or cut the ball back. He’s a talented runner, and we knew that going in. There’s a contain element on every run defense that’s called, and those particular times we did not maintain it.

Q. You won the stats decidedly. Time of possession, third-down conversions, passing yards. Was it all about big plays?

Definitely. Their big plays were touchdowns. Our big plays were not. They had three touchdown passes over the top. That was a key statistic in the outcome of the football game.

Q. Was there anything about their offensive scheme that was a surprise?

They made some adjustments, but the challenge with their tempo was probably what we handled best on defense. Our communication was outstanding. They had an unbalanced formation we had to adjust to the first time we saw it, and our guys did a good job with that. The communication and game-management part for our defense was a highlight, one of the better things that we did.

Q. Is that the future of offensive football?

It’s a form of what the NFL has obviously become. It’s more of a space game. Everybody has a vertical element to their offense. The tempo, how much no-huddle an offense runs, that’s the way this game has gone and the Eagles’ offense is a variation of it.

Q. Your defense was playing the run beautifully until the Bears game. What’s happened?

I don’t think it’s as simple as that. We’ve had some change in personnel, and the tackling the last two weeks is clearly not where it needs to be.

Q. Is it safe to say you found yourself playing, for the second consecutive week, with a scheme designed for another quarterback?

I wouldn’t say that. It was a game plan practiced by another quarterback. The change from Aaron to Seneca was clearly different. The challenge for Seneca coming in was very big because of how we prepared that week of the game to play against Chicago, as opposed to how we prepared to play against Philadelphia. Scott’s biggest challenge was he hadn’t had a chance to practice any of it. Both guys came in and did a lot of good things in the situation they were in.

Q. What is your expectation this week?

To win, to play to our strengths and to maximize the opportunities that we’re going to have in New York. This is an important football game for both teams. The sense of urgency is heightened. This is what football in the third quarter of the season starts to look like. There’s definitely a different gear, a different level these guys will be playing at on Sunday.

To see previous editions of Tuesdays with McCarthy, click here.


 
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