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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • 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.

     

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Tuesdays with McCarthy

Posted Oct 1, 2013

In this week's edition, the head coach talks about how he spent the bye week, what he sees in the Lions and the improved running game, among other topics.


Q. Did your players come back from the bye rested and energized?

Yes, the players came back energized. There was a lot of enthusiasm at practice on Monday. The players had a chance to step away, assess our team and themselves, as well as the challenge we face against Detroit. I’m pleased the bye was this early because it was a benefit for the players to recharge.

Q. How did you use the bye week?

I had a chance to get a lot of work done. I spent a good amount of time in my office alone, which is good for me. I also got to spend time with the family, with all the kids. On Thursday I rode the school bus with my 4-year-old daughter, Gabrielle, and we went to the Apple Valley orchard. We picked apples and then made apple pie that night. My oldest daughter Alex was home from college, so over the weekend, we went up to Door County. We went to the drive-in theater in Fish Creek, and the kids got to see “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2.” Then everybody else left, but my oldest boy wanted to watch the second feature, “Elysium,” so we stayed for that. That drive-in is a great family place. I thought I was a kid back in the ’70s in Pittsburgh. Loved it. We had quality family time, a great weekend.

Q. NFC North competition begins for your team this week. Your thoughts on the importance of division games?

Division games are very important, and I’m sure every team views them that way. We have a systematic approach to these games. Detroit is playing very well. It’s important to look ahead, and not back at history, which some people rely on too much. Every one of these contests brings a little extra to the playing field, and we’ll be ready for the challenge Sunday.

Q. What did you see in the Lions on Sunday?

Talent and explosiveness. They have the ability to generate big plays, offensively and defensively. They used turnovers to get out to a commanding lead, and it was an impressive win for them over Chicago.

Q. What’s your evaluation of your team at this point in the season?

We’re a football team that needs to do a better job with the little things for four full quarters. That’s one component of our first three contests that was evident. There’s a lot of good football we’ve put on film, but at the end of the day it’s about winning and increasing the quality of play. We’ll have an opportunity to take a step in that direction this week.

Q. How are the young tackles playing?

They’ve been solid. Everybody felt good about them after the first two weeks, but Cincinnati was their biggest challenge. Experience pays forward and they will benefit from the Cincinnati experience as they prepare for Detroit.

Q. Is there anything in the way of developing trends that you’ve detected in the league this season? How about the read-option craze?

I don’t know. We don’t run the read option. Defensively, we spent a lot of time on it in the offseason for our first two opponents. However, exposing the most important position on your football team is a risk each team has to assess.

Q. You promised the running game would be improved and it’s up to No. 9 in the league. Your thoughts on that?

I don’t like to draw conclusions based on three games of statistics. I’m happy with a number of things we’ve done running the football. I’d like to get more continuity between our running back and our run-blocking unit. We’ve incurred some injuries to our running backs, but our run blocking has been pretty consistent the first few weeks.

Q. What’s the importance of the running game in today’s game and as it pertains to the Packers?

I’m fully aware of how we’re viewed, but the reality is how our offense is implemented in practice and how we train, it starts with the run game. Now, the way the games are played has a lot to do with the trend and the flow of the football game. Running the football is important. I’ve always talked about attempts as probably the most important statistic. In the same breath, we have a quarterback that is exceptional, particularly at generating production off of run action. The running game is the spoke that gets the wheel started for us, but at the end of the day it’s about scoring points. We want to be conscientious about how many times we run the football, in part because it can alleviate some stress on our offensive line.

Q. What’s the next segment of the schedule?

We’re going into the second quarter. I’ve looked at the first three games as the first quarter and we have a five-game second quarter. The third and fourth quarters will be four games each. Our fourth quarter will start after Thanksgiving.

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

 
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