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  • 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.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

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Tuesdays with McCarthy

Posted Oct 22, 2013

In this week's edition, the head coach discusses the play of QB Aaron Rodgers and the improvements seen in RB Eddie Lacy and the offensive line, among other topics.


Q. Does it help that opposing teams don’t have a lot of information on young replacements, such as Boykin, Lattimore, Mulumba and Palmer?

It may help in their first game, when there’s some uncertainty. However, in today’s world there’s so much video available that preseason tapes, and even college tapes, can be researched. The research in our business has elevated to a different level. It may help the first week, but after that, everyone will have a clean, personnel evaluation on them.

Q. Is it the mark of a great quarterback that he elevates the play of those around him?

Absolutely. That’s a clear characteristic of being a great quarterback. When you have a great player on your team, his ability to make the people around him better really separates the great players from the good players. Aaron Rodgers definitely falls in that category.

Q. Why are referees reluctant to change the spot of the ball?

I never received an explanation from Jeff Triplette. We never communicated about that play during the game, so I can’t really tell you.

Q. What is it that allows some quarterbacks to feel pressure around them?

Every quarterback feels pressure, it’s how they handle it. It’s how they transfer their in-the-pocket footwork into the escape element and out-of-the-pocket play. It’s a skill that can be enhanced, but a lot of it is innate. Aaron’s ability to step up and move through creases, and vacate left or right, is exceptional. Quarterbacks need confidence, ability and footwork, along with the discipline and ball carriage, to step out of there and use their athletic ability, particularly when they go to their left into what we call the “dead zone.” Anytime a right-handed quarterback escapes to his left, there’s a two- or three-step period where he’s vulnerable. It’s important to get depth, flip your hips and get moving downfield, so the hips and shoulders are positioned to throw the football.

Q. You came out throwing on Sunday. Is that about establishing an aggressive mindset?

It was about establishing a rhythm, especially in the wet conditions. We wanted to come out and set the pace and tempo of the game. Some of those plays were run-pass options, and that’s just the way it turned out. We wanted to be aggressive with the no huddle and set the pace of the game, and we definitely did that.

Q. You talked after the game about a different kind of game in Minnesota. What do you mean by that?

The game environment. All division games are very tough and Minnesota is a tough opponent. It’s the Green Bay Packers vs. the Minnesota Vikings, there’s always an edge and a spirit to this contest. The Metrodome is an older building and there is a lot of crowd noise. Our fans show up big-time over there, which makes their fans even louder. We have to focus, and the discipline of our football team is at the top of the list of priorities.

Q. What are the differences in Eddie Lacy from the start of training camp to now?

Eddie is more comfortable in our offense. He’s getting better and better each week at the little things. His ability to run the football has always been evident, and he doesn’t waste many steps. He’s an instinctive football player. However, he’s getting better and better at the fine-motor skills and the details of the running back position in our offensive system.

Q. Are you pleased by the play of your offensive line?

Yes, I am. Our offensive line is playing well and our inside three are playing very well. Our tackles are young and they’re getting better. They’ve had some grades that aren’t quite where they want to be, but they’re close. They’re getting better at handling tough situations. Bakhtiari played well in Baltimore against a defensive player of the year in Suggs and Barclay has done some really good things. It’s a group that has had the ability to practice and play together every week, and they’re only going to get better.

Q. Being that you’re a quarterback guru, what are your thoughts on Andrew Luck?

Andrew Luck is special. He’s clearly one of the better quarterbacks to come into our league in the last 10-15 years. I’m not surprised by his success. He’s tough, he’s physically gifted and he has excellent mental capacity. He plays the game fast and can make all the throws. Luck is going to be a very good to great player in our league for a very long time.

Q. What good things did Aaron Rodgers do on Sunday that are undetectable to the fans?

He has the ability to handle unforeseen game situations and keep the offense in clean plays. He threw the ball away four or five times and those were good plays, because if you don’t throw it away, the results are usually negative. Despite the throwaways, he still completed close to 70 percent of his passes. His discipline, decision-making and his scramble runs for a first down were exceptional. There were a couple of pockets where I’m sure their defense felt like they had him, and he was able to step out of there. He played very well.

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


 
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