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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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How do questions pertain to offensive line?

Posted Feb 13, 2013

Packers must protect Aaron Rodgers better in 2013


Packers.com is examining the Packers’ roster, position by position. In the fourth installment, we look at the offensive line.

GREEN BAY—The number is startling, any way you attempt to rationalize it. Fifty-one sacks of one of the most valued players in the league is a concern the Packers must address in the offseason.

How does that concern pertain to the Packers’ offensive line? We’ll likely know the answer to that question come draft day.

It’s one of the most critical issues the Packers face because the two teams in the NFC that have dominated the Packers since the 2011 playoffs, the Giants and 49ers, have done so up front. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sacked 13 times in the four games against the Giants and 49ers.

The Packers’ starting offensive line returns intact in 2013, with a couple of depth additions from 2012: Evan Dietrich-Smith, who supplanted Jeff Saturday at center, and Don Barclay, an undrafted rookie who was impressive in replacing the injured Bryan Bulaga at right tackle late in the season.

Marshall Newhouse completed his second season as Rodgers’ blindside protector. Newhouse appears to be growing into his role.

T.J. Lang was forced to move from his starting left guard spot to right tackle when Bulaga was lost at midseason. It would help the continuity up front if the versatile Lang can be allowed to become a fixture at guard.

Right guard Josh Sitton made it to his first Pro Bowl. With a healthy Bulaga on the right side, the Packers would seem to have the power to be a right-handed running team.

On paper, it’s a good-looking unit. So why did the Packers struggle at running the ball and protecting the quarterback? It’s a fair question and it has to be answered.

Derek Sherrod, a first-round pick in 2011, missed all of last season while recovering from the broken leg he sustained late in his rookie year. He was drafted ostensibly to be the Packers’ left tackle of the future. Will he make it all the way back from his injury?

Rookie Andrew Datko, a seventh-round pick who showed promise in training camp last summer and was allowed to use last season to fully recover from shoulder problems in college, will get a long look this summer. He’ll be asked to provide depth at the critical tackle position.

Undrafted rookie Greg Van Roten is another holdover from last summer. He offers competition at guard.

The Packers recently signed tackle Kevin Hughes, who spent his first two years in the league with the Rams. Clearly, tackle would seem to be a position of interest.

Center would also qualify as a position the Packers need to fortify. The Packers signed center Garth Gerhart, who spent his rookie season on Cleveland’s practice squad.

Answers to questions as they pertain to the offensive line might start coming on draft day.

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