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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 Dec 31, 2012


In this week's edition, the head coach discusses his coaching style, dealing with tough times, and the keys to Saturday night's playoff game, among other topics.

The Festival Foods Facebook question of the week is from Mike from Greenville, WI: How would you describe your coaching style?

I think I’m a very direct and consistent coach. It’s important to keep the personal and professional responsibilities of the job in order. The team consists of the players, coaches and support staff. I interact with each group on a daily basis because it’s important to have the pulse of the team. I love coaching. However, the personal part of the profession can be a challenge because I can’t get as close to the players as I’d like. There has to be some separation. I hope they understand that I care about them as people, but there is also a job to do.

Edwin from Dallas, TX
What are the pros and cons of facing the same opponent in back-to-back games, especially in such an important game like a playoff game?

We’re not going to ride the wave of emotion. The Vikings will be confident because they won the last game, but we have to keep the focus on doing what we need to do to win on Saturday night at Lambeau Field. The Vikings know us, and we know them. Each team will do some things differently this week, but this game will come down to the fundamentals. It always does.

Callie from Neenah, WI
What was your hardest decision during this season?

I wouldn’t classify it as a hard decision, but the most difficult time for our team was immediately following the Seattle game. Taking the high road was the right decision and the best decision for our football team. We did what was best for our team to move on and get ready for the Saints. The hardest decision on a weekly basis is declaring players inactive for the game. It’s especially difficult when you have to make healthy and talented players inactive.

Q. What makes Adrian Peterson so difficult to tackle?

He’s very physically gifted. He’s a powerful man, and he’s relentless. It’s very difficult to tackle him on initial contact. He forces you to pursue and finish, and that’s what makes him difficult to bring down. It’s imperative to have more than one hat on the ball, while being sound in our gaps. His vertical momentum has to be stopped, but he also has the ability to get to the edge with speed. We need to pursue and win the second and third reactions.

Q. Do you believe cold weather favors your team?

Yes, because we live and practice in it. We have more experience dealing with the weather than our opponents. However, everyone in this league is a professional and they’ll do what they need to do to get ready for the elements. We were critical of ourselves at the end of last season with how we handled the ball in the Giants playoff game. As a result, we’ve made a conscious effort to practice outside as much as possible this season. We’ve been outside this year more than we ever have. There’s a lot to be said about practicing outside in pads and handling the ball in cold weather.

Q. Does the home team get a lift from the crowd?

 

Home field advantage is important because players get adrenaline from the fans' support

Absolutely. Home field advantage is important because players get adrenaline from the fans’ support. It will be a big game Saturday night and we’re looking for our fans to come out strong. There are always difficult moments in playoff football. We look forward to our fans rising up during those times, just like the team will.

Q. When you practice in the Hutson Center this week, will you open the doors and let the cold in?

Yes. We routinely do that when we run our individual drills inside and we’ll also practice outside during our team periods.

Q. What was the mood in the locker room after the game on Sunday?

Everybody was very disappointed. We’re used to winning, and we’d been playing very well. We knew what we needed to do to beat the Vikings, and we didn’t get it done. However, as soon as the game was over, the playoffs had started. We immediately had to make that transition, and that’s what I spoke to the team about after the game. However, we’re not going to sweep the loss under the rug. We’ll evaluate the game and use it in our preparation, but most importantly, we had to move on. We’re one of six teams in the tournament with an opportunity to go to New Orleans. That’s where we’re at, and Minnesota is our opponent.

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

 
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