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    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.

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    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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Mike McCarthy says everything will be evaluated

Posted Jan 15, 2013

Packers head coach offers review of season, loss to 49ers


GREEN BAY—Mike McCarthy delivered a strong vote of confidence to Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers in his season-ending press conference on Tuesday, but stopped short of making it official.

“I’m not making any decisions, but I feel very confident that Dom Capers is going to be our defensive coordinator,” McCarthy said.

“I have great, great faith and respect for Dom Capers and all of our coaches, but everything top to bottom will be evaluated.”

McCarthy said he’d be derelict in his duty if he took any other approach. He has just begun the evaluation process, primarily with the players, with whom he has been conducting exit interviews since Sunday. The evaluation of the coaching staff will be delayed somewhat by the upcoming trip to Hawaii to coach the NFC squad in the Pro Bowl next week.

Capers, whom McCarthy hired as part of both a staff and scheme change defensively in 2009, has come under fire for the defense’s performance in the 45-31 divisional playoff loss at San Francisco last Saturday.

The Packers surrendered 579 total yards, including 323 rushing, both figures the most in franchise playoff history. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick rushed for 181 yards, an NFL single-game record for a quarterback, regular season or playoffs.

McCarthy talked all season about gearing up the team to peak at playoff time, but a defensive unit that ranked 11th in yards and points allowed in the regular season did just the opposite.

“We did not play our best football in that game, and that’s something obviously as the head coach that I’ll have to take a very, very close look at, because I felt that we were ready mentally,” McCarthy said. “There were definitely some things we did not handle schematically, and no one will be tougher on that than ourselves.”

Scheme-wise, the Packers struggled mightily with the 49ers’ read-option calls, the most damaging of which resulted in a 56-yard TD run by an untouched Kaepernick to break a 24-all tie in the third quarter.

McCarthy confessed that it was obvious his team didn’t spend enough practice time defending the read-option, and he lamented the adjustments that the team’s health forced upon the practice schedule as the season wound down.

The Packers didn’t handle Kaepernick at all, run or pass. He scrambled out of the pocket for at least half of his rushing yards, and he threw for 263 yards to boot.

“We’ll go through every play like we do every week,” he said. “We’ll go through every call. If it was as easy as making another call, trust me, it would have been done. It wasn’t one guy. There’s more involved than that.”

McCarthy also addressed the shortcomings on offense in San Francisco, which in part had to do with a lack of opportunities, because the 49ers dominated time of possession by 16 minutes.

The Packers went into the game with a large number of personnel groupings and packages they wanted to use but didn’t come close to utilizing them all in running just 45 plays through 56-plus minutes before a late, hurry-up TD drive.

“We talked about not coming home with anything on our call sheet, and obviously we did not achieve that,” McCarthy said. “We had a number of things we would have liked to have gotten to.”

McCarthy’s biggest regret was not going for it on fourth-and-five near midfield with 11:37 left in the fourth quarter and the Packers trailing, 38-24. Given the 49ers’ time of possession advantage and how worn down Green Bay’s defense was, in hindsight he wouldn’t have opted to play for field position at that point.

“I have been aggressive on fourth down throughout the season,” he said.

The punt did pin the 49ers at their own 7-yard line, but they went 93 yards in 11 plays and took nearly eight minutes off the clock in taking a three-touchdown lead.

“Frankly, that’s what broke our back,” McCarthy said.

As a consequence, winning a second straight NFC North title amidst a slew of injuries and trying circumstances will be all the Packers have to show for 2012.

Defeats in Seattle, Indianapolis, New York and Minnesota that were devastating in different ways were all followed by victories, but the answer to what happened in San Francisco will have to wait.

“The one thing I appreciated about this football team was the ability to respond,” McCarthy said. “Unfortunately this year we don’t have the opportunity to respond to the San Francisco loss.

“It’s tough. The goal around here is not just to win 12 games, not just to win division championships. Our goal will always be the same here.”

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