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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/



Mike Spofford

Mike Spofford has worked as a sportswriter in Wisconsin since 1995 and has been a packers.com staff writer since 2006. He has covered the Packers' last two Super Bowl appearances, XXXII and XLV.


McAdoo groomed for quarterbacks job

Posted Feb 13, 2012

In less than a decade, Ben McAdoo has risen from a quality control position – the lowest rung on the NFL coaching ladder – to now being personally responsible for the league’s reigning most valuable player.

McAdoo isn’t buying the idea, however, that as the Packers’ new quarterbacks coach his job is simply to get Aaron Rodgers to maintain his current high level of play.

“I’m not going to come out and say that he’s peaked,” McAdoo said of Rodgers, who was named the NFL’s MVP a little over a week ago. “I won’t say that. I think he’s a guy that can still get better and is looking forward to getting better.

“He’s probably at the peak of his career when you look at his age, but I think he’s a guy that wants to put more rings on his finger, just like the rest of us.”

McAdoo’s latest promotion was made in conjunction with the previous quarterbacks coach, Tom Clements, moving up to offensive coordinator.

He hasn’t played or coached the position before, but McAdoo is Mike McCarthy’s choice to tutor his quarterbacks because of his extensive experience in McCarthy’s offensive system.

While McCarthy was the offensive coordinator in New Orleans in 2004, McAdoo joined the staff as an offensive assistant and quality control coach. He held a similar position the following year in San Francisco under McCarthy and then came with him to Green Bay in 2006 to coach the Packers’ tight ends.

“Not only am I comfortable with what we’re doing on offense now and feel good about it, I’ve seen the offense evolve,” McAdoo said. “I’ve seen it evolve not only here but in two other places. I feel that’s a huge advantage.”

Believing he’s been “groomed for the position,” McAdoo also has been more than a casual observer over the years of McCarthy’s offseason quarterback school. He’ll be running that this spring with the goal of developing a top backup to Rodgers, assuming free agent Matt Flynn leaves for a starting opportunity elsewhere.

“This is a promotion we were anticipating for probably the last two years with Ben McAdoo,” McCarthy said. “He knows this offense as well as anybody. He’s been preparing for this opportunity and he’ll do a great job.”

McCarthy expressed similar confidence in Clements, whom he called an “obvious” and “natural” choice to become offensive coordinator following Joe Philbin’s hiring in Miami.

Clements was a candidate along with Philbin back in 2007 to become offensive coordinator, but he patiently waited his turn. He said as a quarterbacks coach he’s had to see the offense through the eyes of the linemen, backs and receivers, so as far as the big picture goes, he expects a smooth transition to his new post.

He’s taking over an offense that set a boatload of records in 2011 but, like McAdoo, he’s embracing the challenge ahead.

“I wouldn’t look at it as pressure,” Clements said. “You have pressure each year to succeed. We’ve had success over the last several years and we want to continue to do it, so everyone’s going to work toward that goal.”

McCarthy will continue to call the plays, and Clements said the two are still discussing whether during games he’ll move from the sidelines to the coaches’ box in the press box area, where Philbin was.

Either way, the added responsibilities won’t phase Clements, who previously served as the offensive coordinator in Buffalo (2004-05), though admittedly without the plethora of talent the Packers possess.

For both McAdoo and Clements, these promotions come on the heels of media reports that other teams had expressed interest in hiring them away, but McCarthy has managed to maintain a level of staff stability while moving deserving men up the ranks from within.

So far, it has worked out nicely for the coaches, and for the offense as a whole.

“We’ve had great continuity on the coaching staff since Mike’s been here, which is obviously helpful,” Clements said. “We have a set way of doing things, and we look at it and try to improve on it each year. We have a system in place, a plan in place, all the coaches are familiar with it, and that helps us implement it.”

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