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  • 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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Vic Ketchman

Vic Ketchman is a veteran of 40 NFL seasons and has covered the Steelers and Jaguars prior to coming to Green Bay.

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Ingram, Wolfe classic 3-4 candidates

Posted Feb 25, 2012


INDIANAPOLIS—South Carolina’s Melvin Ingram and Cincinnati’s Derek Wolfe are classic representatives of the defensive linemen in this year’s draft class that are attempting to attract teams that play a 3-4 defensive scheme. Ingram is an immensely talented athlete that believes he can be an impact pass rusher as an outside linebacker; Wolfe is a high-motor over-achiever that vows to be selfless.

“I feel like I can play any position on the football field. I feel real comfortable. It’s like second nature to me,” Ingram said when asked if he’s capable of playing outside linebacker in the NFL.

Ingram is one of the headliners on the defensive side of the ball at this year’s scouting combine. He came out of nowhere to become one of college football’s top players last season, Ingram’s only year as a starter. On Monday, he’ll participate in workouts that could do for him what the same drills did for Jason Pierre-Paul in 2010.

“I want everyone to be interested in me,” the engaging Ingram said.

If he runs a fast 40 on Monday, everyone will, very definitely, be interested in Ingram. The Packers, of course, are in need of another star pass rusher.

How fast does he expect to run on Monday?

“I don’t make predictions. We’ll see on Monday,” he said.

Interestingly, Ingram is projected to run a 4.8; that’s an estimated time and it just so happens that 4.8 is the line where the distinction between a hand-on-the-ground end and a linebacker is blurred. Suspense will build as Monday nears.

What the 3-4 teams know about Ingram is that he is clearly athletic enough to play outside linebacker. At 6-1, he’s a former point guard in basketball that can dunk and do back flips. He was on the good-hands onside team at South Carolina.

“I’m not one to brag about anything. We can always go outside and prove it,” Ingram said during a session with the media on Saturday that bordered on entertainment.

He claims to have received an expression of interest from every team in the league, and the team that eventually drafts Ingram is “going to get a hard worker, a passionate player who leads by example.”

If Ingram should turn a fast 40 time on Monday, he’ll likely distance himself from the Packers’ pick at No. 28. Pierre-Paul was a one-year starter that rode a fast 40 time and an eye-popping combine workout to become the 15th overall pick of the 2010 draft. Should Ingram run closer to 4.8, however, he would likely move closer to the Packers in the draft order. He promised on Saturday that he will run on Monday.

Wolfe possesses the attitude teams that play a 3-4 defense seek in their defensive linemen, who are asked to selflessly absorb the blocking so the linebackers can run free to the ball.

“I feel most comfortable as a three-technique (defensive tackle in a 4-3) and as a defensive end in a 3-4. I just try to be relentless,” Wolfe said.

He was a late addition to the Senior Bowl when Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still became a scratch. The little-known Wolfe then turned in an impressive performance, displaying a high motor and a willingness to be coached.

At 6-5, 286 pounds, Wolfe has the look of a player that will add bulk to his frame, once it’s determined in what scheme that frame will be playing. He’s already undergone a radical attitude adjustment.

“I honestly can’t watch it. It’s not me out there,” Wolfe said of tape from his junior year at Cincinnati.

He considered entering the NFL draft last year, but then made what he said was the best decision of his life, to stay in college and dedicate himself to being a better player.

“I just didn’t like the effort. There wasn’t enough effort. Once I started playing the game right, things started to come along,” Wolfe told reporters at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday. “I’m not a selfish player.”

He became passionate about the game, and he likens himself to Wisconsin’s J.J. Watt, a try-hard guy whose passion for the game made him a first-round pick of the Houston Texans last year.

“It means play every snap like it’s your last snap. You don’t give up on any play. If you want to be great, this is what you do,” said Wolfe, who credits the coaching staff at Cincinnati for helping him see the light.

Wolfe said he met with the Steelers on Friday night, which would seem to confirm that he’s a candidate to play in a 3-4 scheme, which has long been the Steelers’ trademark.

“The people that run a 3-4 keep asking me, can you do this on the outside, can you do this on the inside?” Wolfe said.

His 40 time is being estimated at 5.20, but Wolfe smiled at the mention of it. He claims to be much faster than people think he is.

“My athleticism is being challenged and I can’t wait to show people what I can do,” Wolfe said.

Teams that need help on defense, no doubt, can’t wait to see what both Wolfe and Ingram do on Monday.

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