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NFL shifts doubleheader kickoff times; Packers home games in Weeks 1, 4 affected

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 28, 2012 – 10:19 am

The NFL announced on Thursday that the kickoff times for late-afternoon doubleheader games on FOX and CBS will be moved back 10 minutes, from 3:15 p.m. CT to 3:25 p.m. CT, to avoid potential overlap with the endings of noon CT games.

That will affect two games on the Packers’ 2012 schedule, both at home. The season opener against the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 9 and the Week 4 contest against the New Orleans Saints will now both start at 3:25 p.m. CT. The Packers have several games subject to the league’s flex scheduling late in the season that could end up getting the 3:25 p.m. CT slot as well.

Games slated for 3:05 p.m. CT kickoffs will not be affected. The Packers have no games currently slated for a 3:05 p.m. kickoff.

According to a league press release, the NFL studied games from the past three seasons and found that 44 games required part of the audience to be switched to a mandatory doubleheader game kickoff before a noon game kickoff had ended. With the 10-minute shift, the instances would have been reduced by two-thirds.


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Design team flag and you could win a trip to NFL Kickoff

Posted by Duke Bobber on June 28, 2012 – 10:04 am

The NFL and all 32 clubs are asking fans to help inspire the design of the team flag that will represent them at the Kickoff ceremonies and Kickoff activities in New York to start the 2012 season. If your flag concept is chosen you will be flown to New York to represent your favorite team and participate in the NFL Kickoff activities.

How the NFL Fan Flag Challenge Works

Help inspire the design of your favorite NFL team’s new flag. Your vision is up to you. It can have elements representative of the city, the community, team traditions, the team’s fans, etc. For example, if your team is from New York, your colors may be predominantly red and blue, have the city skyline as well as Championship trophies they have won. You will be required to describe your vision in essay format.

Additionally, you have the option to upload an image depicting your design concept of your favorite NFL Team’s flag. Your image may be created in any fashion (i.e.: hand drawn, painted, digitally drawn, etc.). The image will only be used if your flag is a winning concept in order to assist our designers in carrying out your vision. The image will not be judged and therefore will not impact winner selection.

32 Grand Prizes – 1 per NFL Team

Each Grand Prize includes the following:

  • Winner’s inspirational design concept will be used as a guideline to make the team’s actual flag.
  • A 3 day/2 night trip for winner and 1 guest to NY to attend the 2012 NFL Kickoff activities taking place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ and an opportunity for the winner to participate in the NFL Kickoff activities. (Trip includes round trip air transportation, hotel accommodations, 2 tickets to the activities and the opportunity for the winner to participate in the NFL Kickoff activities.)

Click here for more information on the NFL Fan Flag Challenge.


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Rodgers ranked #1 in NFL Network’s Top 100

Posted by Duke Bobber on June 27, 2012 – 8:49 pm

QB Aaron Rodgers

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was just revealed to be the #1 player in the NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2012. Click here to watch the reveal on NFL Network.

Here is where Packers players were ranked in this year’s Top 100:

  • FB John Kuhn (92)
  • WR Jordy Nelson (80)
  • WR Greg Jennings (56)
  • CB Charles Woodson (36)
  • LB Clay Matthews (27)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers (1)


For the full list, visit NFL.com


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Rodgers to be revealed in Top 10 of NFL Network’s Top 100 on Wed.

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 26, 2012 – 10:59 am

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will be revealed somewhere in the Top 10 of the NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2012 in the final segment of this year’s countdown, scheduled for 7 p.m. CT on Wednesday.

The two-hour special will reveal the Top 10 players as selected by their peers. The show will be followed by a “Reactions” show from NFL Network panelists at 9 p.m. CT.

Five other Packers made this year’s Top 100 and already have been revealed. They are FB John Kuhn (92), WR Jordy Nelson (80), WR Greg Jennings (56), CB Charles Woodson (36) and LB Clay Matthews (27).

Last year, Rodgers came in at No. 11 on the NFL Network’s list after the Packers won Super Bowl XLV. He won the league MVP award in 2011, making him a strong candidate for the No. 1 spot.


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Ask Mark Murphy a question

Posted by Duke Bobber on June 26, 2012 – 10:26 am

Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy

Want to ask Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy a question? Murphy Takes 5 is a monthly column written by Murphy. On the first Saturday of every month, Murphy will write about a topic of interest to Packers fans and the organization, and then answer five fan questions. Fans are encouraged to email Murphy with their name and hometown at: MurphyTakes5@packers.com


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Final Rodgers-Brewers ad released

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 25, 2012 – 2:20 pm

Aaron Rodgers

The fifth and final TV commercial for the Milwaukee Brewers featuring Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was released today.

In this last spot, Rodgers is taking his cuts in the batting cage when he gets yet another call from Head Coach Mike McCarthy, reminding him of his “other job,” and it appears his foray into baseball has abruptly ended.

To see the clip, click here.

The filming of all five ads took place in late February while the Brewers were in spring training in Arizona and Rodgers dropped in for a visit.


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Packers Heritage Trail plaques all installed

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 15, 2012 – 4:46 pm

All 22 plaques along the Packers Heritage Trail were installed this week, according to a news release from the Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.

The self-guided walking tour includes several landmarks throughout downtown Green Bay that are related to the team’s history during the Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi years. Seventeen of the plaques are along the walk that starts at the Neville Public Museum and ends at Titletown Brewing Co., formerly the Chicago & North Western Train Depot. Five other plaques are on two spurs designed as self-guided bike rides.

For more on the Trail, you can check out this full report on packers.com from when plans were announced.


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Final minicamp practice notes

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 14, 2012 – 2:49 pm

The Packers wrapped up their offseason program on Thursday with their final minicamp practice at Ray Nitschke Field. Here are some notes as to what transpired.

–Specialists Mason Crosby and Tim Masthay were once again impressive, as they have been for quite some time now. With a stiff wind at his back, Crosby hit two field goals from 70 yards out during warmups, and he had another attempt from that distance hit the crossbar. Then he made one from 56 yards with plenty to spare during an actual practice period. Later, Masthay executed another perfect end-over-end pooch punt that the coverage unit downed inside the 5-yard line.

–QB Aaron Rodgers had a few pinpoint throws to some of his favorite targets. On one fourth-down play, he zipped a pass to TE Jermichael Finley through a tight window with defenders Nick Perry and Tramon Williams closing from both sides. Later, in the first snap of a red-zone period, Rodgers lofted a perfect 20-yard TD pass to WR Greg Jennings. Practice wrapped up with the two-minute drill, and Rodgers fired a bullet on a slant route to Jennings that just slipped past LB Desmond Bishop and sent Jennings into the clear for a long TD.

–LBs Brad Jones and Jamari Lattimore, who had been working at inside linebacker throughout spring workouts, were back to taking some snaps at outside linebacker. It appears they’re being cross-trained at both positions and it will be worth watching how they’re used during training camp.

–Not practicing Thursday: WR Randall Cobb, RB Alex Green, S Charlie Peprah, S Anthony Levine, S Morgan Burnett, LB Frank Zombo, DL Johnny Jones, G Jaymes Brooks, G T.J. Lang, DT Mike Daniels, T Derek Sherrod, and TE Andrew Quarless.

–With Lang out, C/G Evan Dietrich-Smith took the snaps with the No. 1 offensive line at left guard. With Burnett and Peprah out, the safeties with the first unit were M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian. Clay Matthews did not take team (11-on-11) snaps, so undrafted rookie Dezman Moses was paired with Perry at OLB with the No. 1 group.

“That kid is good,” Bishop said of Moses, who played in college at Tulane. “Run-stopping, rushing the passer, getting his calls in, everything. He’s smart. He’s a good player.

“He definitely impressed a lot of people, obviously. It’s going to be fun to see him out there (in training camp).”

–The players are now off for nearly six full weeks. They will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 25, with their first practice the next day at 8:15 a.m.

“You definitely need a little mental break because the season is a long haul,” Bishop said. “Once we’re in it from training camp, it’s full bore from then on. I think it’s very important to take this time to let it go a little bit.”

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Wednesday minicamp practice canceled

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 13, 2012 – 10:05 am

The Packers have canceled Wednesday’s minicamp practice.

Thursday’s final minicamp practice will go on as scheduled at 10:45 a.m., and will be open to the public. It was not originally scheduled as an open practice. The practice will take place at Ray Nitschke Field, weather permitting. Thursday will be the Packers’ last practice until the first workout of training camp on Thursday, July 26.


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Tuesday will be last public practice until training camp

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 8, 2012 – 3:49 pm

The Packers will wrap up their offseason program with a three-day minicamp, Tuesday through Thursday (June 12-14). All three practices will be held at 10:45 a.m. at Ray Nitschke Field (weather permitting), but only the Tuesday practice will be open to the public.

The Wednesday and Thursday workouts will be open only to the media, so we’ll have full coverage all three days on packers.com. After Tuesday’s practice, the next one for public viewing will be the opening practice of training camp, slated for Thursday, July 26.


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