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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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Who will replace Woodson as leader?

Posted Oct 22, 2012

Their leader is gone for the next several games, which means the Packers defense is looking for someone to step up into the role Charles Woodson is vacating, but Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said it can’t be done with words alone.

“He’s been very productive and that’s how you develop into a leader,” Capers said of Woodson, who will be lost to the Packers for a minimum of six weeks as a result of a broken collarbone he sustained in Sunday’s win in St. Louis.

“We’ll be looking for other people to step up into that role,” Capers said, adding: “You can speak up all you want, but if you aren’t doing it on the field, guys aren’t going to listen to you.”

Capers made it sound as though he’s expecting third-year safety Morgan Burnett to step into a more prominent role in Woodson’s absence. Rookie safety Jerron McMillian would appear destined for increased playing time.

“Morgan Burnett can play either strong or free. M.D. (Jennings) has stepped up for us. Jerron will have to be ready to go in the sub positions,” Capers said.

What’s becoming increasingly clear with each passing week is that the Packers are in a distinct youth movement on defense, and the development of those young players will likely go a long way in determining the fate of a defense that was last in the league in 2011 and is currently ranked 14th.

Each of the Packers’ first three draft picks have been cast in prominent roles, and now McMillian’s role is likely to grow. Six rookies are logging playing time on defense.

“Where would you be without the young guys?” Capers was asked.

“I’d hate to think that. That’s one of the reasons our first six draft picks were on defense. You have to have someone to turn to. If not, it’s a big problem,” Capers said.

“One thing about youth is they have a lot of energy. There are a few bumps in the road because they haven’t seen the things Charles Woodson has seen, but they improve as you go along.”

The Packers have another advantage in attempting to overcome the loss of Woodson: Aaron Rodgers and arguably the best pass offense in the game.

Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements spoke on Monday of the need to “get the running game going,” but he acknowledged Rodgers’ high level of performance for a second consecutive week. He spoke of how Rodgers used his eyes to help Randall Cobb work open for a 5-yard touchdown pass that capped an 80-yard drive and staked the Packers to a 17-6 lead in the third quarter, and Clements spoke of Cobb’s development as a route-runner.

“He’s doing things in that 10-, 12-yard vertical stem to make every route look different,” Clements said.

Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Slocum enjoyed his fourth splash play of the season when Mason Crosby and the kickoff team executed an onside-kick recovery in the first half that helped the Packers take a 10-3 lead.

“They were lined up with five men on the line of scrimmage. We saw it on the first one and decided to do it,” Slocum said.

All eyes now turn to the Packers defense to see who might emerge as the unit’s new leader.

Additional coverage - Oct. 22

 
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