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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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Ricky Zeller

Ricky Zeller is a contributing writer for packers.com. He has covered the NFL for several publications.

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Bishop has arrived in Packers defense

Posted Sep 3, 2011

Something curious occurred to Desmond Bishop before he walked out of the locker room after the final day of training camp practices. He wasn’t reflecting on how only a year ago his role was primarily that of an ace special teams players and reserve inside linebacker. Those are necessary and appreciated duties on every team, though Bishop has graduated from that being his job description.

It wasn’t only that he had now hung skins on the wall after starting 12 games in 2010, proving himself by ranking second on the team with a career-high 121 tackles and recording three sacks. Bishop also had his first career interception, which he returned 32 yards for a touchdown vs. Minnesota.

It was that maybe a fraction of the edginess that had burned so brightly while he toiled as a backup has vanished since he received a battlefield promotion to the starting lineup last year.

“I think this is the first training camp that I didn’t get into a fight,” Bishop said quietly.

It doesn’t mean that the 240-pound Bishop doesn’t still patrol the second level of the defense with a fiery spirit. Long one of the defense’s most rugged hitters, Bishop’s hard-charging style of play hasn’t been altered. It’s just that the 27-year-old has now grown in stature and maturity, and that at least in practice the aggressiveness is now on simmer.

“Last year, I went from young guy to established veteran in a few games,” Bishop said. “I think in past years I had a lot to prove and I did whatever it took to show what I could do, in practice and in games.”

Bishop was a key performer for the Packers before 2010. The sixth-round pick in ’07 had recorded more special teams stops than any player since Bishop arrived in Green Bay, and he was also used in extra linebacker sets and had seen action in both the middle and on the weak-side during his career.

When Nick Barnett suffered a season-ending wrist injury vs. Detroit, Oct. 3, Bishop was elevated to the starting lineup and emerged as one of the defense’s mainstays. In the first game, he opened in the absence of Barnett and in only the second start of his career, Bishop responded by notching 13 tackles, a sack, three quarterback hits and by breaking up a pass against Washington.

He had five more double-digit-tackle games, and Bishop’s 10 pass-defenses were the most by a Green Bay linebacker since John Anderson had 15 in 1981. After his 12 games as a starter and the performances he strung together in the postseason – a combined 30 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in four contests – Bishop has been cast in a new light.

The transformation in stature over the last year for the linebacker has been remarkable.

“I think I’m in a position now where I’m being watched by other players, so I want to be professional on all levels,” Bishop said. “Definitely compared to the past I’m more of a leader. Last year, I got a feel for that, and now I’ve tried to grow into it even more.”

Bishop, who had nine tackles and a fumble recovery in Super Bowl XLV, routinely sends the sound of his shoulder pads crunching against a ball-carrier echoing off stadium walls. With his reckless gift for filling holes in a hurry, he may be the defense’s most sudden hitter. There were memorable collisions last year against Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson and Dallas running back Felix Jones, and he drilled Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery near the conclusion of a banner day for the defense in a 9-0 shutout.

Coolness in practice hasn’t changed his style. Assistant Head Coach/Inside Linebackers Winston Moss preaches consistency in approach and character. For Bishop, forceful, aggressive tackling is part of the foundation of his play.

“Winston tells all of us, ‘Just go be you,’ on the field,” said Bishop. “That’s what I do.”

 
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