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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior 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:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • 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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Coleman building brick by brick

Posted Aug 21, 2012

It was a far cry from “The Belt,” and Tuesday’s practice wasn’t even in pads, but when quarterback B.J. Coleman thrust his fist into the air upon completing a touchdown pass on the final play of the two-minute drill, he knew he had done something worth celebrating.

Working against a group of rotating first- and second-string defenders, Coleman directed a reserve offensive unit 60 yards in 56 seconds for a score, signifying the biggest step yet in training camp for the steadily improving rookie seventh-round draft pick.

“To see it unfold is kind of cool,” Coleman said of experiencing success with the young rookie receivers he’s spent so much time with and who, like him, have been at the bottom of the depth chart all camp. Undrafted rookie Jarrett Boykin caught the TD as well as the two passes preceding it.

“To be able to put it together when it counts like that, that’s a huge step.”

Coleman completed six of eight passes on the drive, with the only two incompletions being spikes to stop the clock. After the second spike, Coleman had 20 yards to go in only nine seconds.

He calmly hit Boykin for 12 yards along the right sideline, stopping the clock with four seconds left. Then he found Boykin again, rolling left to buy time and firing a low strike toward the back corner that Boykin dived to catch, with safety Morgan Burnett a half-step behind.

“I thought he did a good job taking what the defense gave him and then made the play on the last play with 4 seconds left,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “It was well done.

“As you evolve in quarterback play, to be able to convert in the two-minute drill is definitely a big shot in the arm. Hopefully, we can carry it over to Thursday.”

McCarthy said the playing time for Thursday’s preseason game in Cincinnati has already been determined, divulging only that it would be similar to what the team has done in the past. The Packers’ recent pattern in the third preseason game has been to play the starters the first half, the No. 2 quarterback in the third quarter, and then the No. 3 QB in the fourth.

That’s not a lot of playing time, but it’s more than Coleman has gotten in the first two preseason games. He had only the final two-minute drive in San Diego, which ended on a fumble after a completed screen pass. Then he got just one snap at the end of the Cleveland game, when he threw an interception.

Coleman admitted he tried to do too much with that brief opportunity, forcing a throw to the sideline that was picked. This time, instead of trying to make the big play, he’s going to adhere to his daily “brick-by-brick” approach to learning the offense and honing his fundamentals.

“You go out there and try to get better at something, and you put that in your toolbox, and you take it out the next day and apply it to something else,” he said. “You keep building. It’s like building a house.”

Coleman added to his impressive day in scout-team work, threading a couple of tight throws down the middle to tight end Ryan Taylor and receiver Randall Cobb. He also showed nice touch on a lob to the end zone hauled in by Diondre Borel. Later on, however, he threw a jump ball intended for Donald Driver that cornerback Sam Shields intercepted, and a post route to Cobb was almost picked off by safety Anthony Levine.

As Coleman likes to say, “There’s always something to clean up.”

“I think I’ve definitely taken a step to the good, but every day there are going to be challenges,” he said.

Another ongoing challenge for the Packers is sorting out who’s best for which role in the secondary. Cornerback Casey Hayward and safety Jerron McMillian had solid games last week against Cleveland, but this week cornerbacks Jarrett Bush and Shields (who returned from injury), along with Levine, were getting more first-team reps in the base and sub packages.

No matter how it sorts out, it seems no one can complain that the competition hasn’t been fair.

“The corner and safety positions have not been set yet,” McCarthy said. “These guys need to play. They need to play Thursday night and, hopefully, they’ll all play well.”

McCarthy already declared nine players, in addition to the four who remain on PUP, out for Thursday’s game. Running backs Du’ane Bennett, Brandon Saine and James Starks, linebacker Desmond Bishop, tackle Andrew Datko, guard Ray Dominguez, fullback Jon Hoese, cornerback Davon House and receiver Shaky Smithson will not play against the Bengals.

Tight ends D.J. Williams (ankle) and DeMarco Cosby (hamstring) were added to the injury list, and their status for the game is uncertain.

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