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  • 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.

  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.

    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/


Raji sees himself in young D-linemen

Posted by Mike Spofford on August 21, 2012 – 3:36 pm

A lot has been said already about second-round draft pick Jerel Worthy and fourth-rounder Mike Daniels and what they could mean to the Packers’ defensive line in 2012.

Both players have flashed in practice, but there has yet to be much to shout about during the preseason games. They’re hoping to change that Thursday in Cincinnati, obviously, and veteran D-lineman B.J. Raji believes it should only be a matter of time, because both youngsters entered the NFL with the right approach.

“The thing I like about them, I see a lot of myself in them,” Raji said. “Jerel was a high pick, but he was willing to learn. He didn’t come in with the idea that he knew everything. He came in asking questions. Mike’s the same way.

“Anytime a guy comes in asking questions, you really don’t hesitate to help them, because they see the need, that they need to improve. They need to do certain things to be successful. Both of those guys are competitive, they want to win, and they want to do everything they can to help this defense.”

Raji added that there will be some tough decisions at cutdown time for the roster within his position group.

“This is probably the youngest and deepest D-line I’ve been a part of since I’ve been here,” he said. “This is the game where you want to come out and show you can play within this defense.”

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18 Responses to “Raji sees himself in young D-linemen”

  1. By pricecoprice on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    It will be interesting to see who makes the 53 man roster. It will also be interesting to see if Hargrove has a spot when his suspension is over.

  2. By dety ernie on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    I watched Worthy at MS and he took a lot of plays off.
    When he wants to dominate he can but the problem is he saves his strength for those big plays. I have both him and Perry as bust. There is a reason all 31 teams passed on these two. I wouldd be worried, very worried for the Packers.

  3. By DapackerFan on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    In case you were wondering…Dikta is able to waste 2hours of his life typing nonsensical comments because he has no life beyond this….sad.

  4. By Erik on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    Only thing to say to “ditka’….. How far into the playoffs did the bears get last season? How many times did they beat the Packers last season? Heck, they barely beat minnesota in week 16 just to GET to 8-8.

    Back to the topic….

    Our Dline is going to be BEAST this season! Can’t wait to see the younger guys develop!!! I wanna see who can fight CJ Wilson for the start!

  5. By brent on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    uh… all 31 teams didnt pass on perry or worthy

    perry was drafted 28th with the browns and pats drafting twice thats 26 teams that passed on him and the saints didnt get to draft until round 3 so your wrong about worthy too

    on the nontechnical note: so are everyone who is not drafted in the top 25 going to be busts then? no one drafted outside of that can be good huh?

  6. By thrindelsev on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    Right, and Aaron Rodgers turned out to be a bust after he fell to 24th in the draft — all the teams that could have drafted him passed over him. Surely he was a bust… Good logic, Dety Ernie. *sarcasm*

  7. By Cannonball on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    It is nice to see that Ditka benefited from a fine Illinois education. He can successfully spell one two letter word. Is “Ha” a word?

  8. By BIG CHEESE on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    I never thought it would be possible to make the original Packer Blog pest, who calls himself Ditka, look more stupid, but this new screen name rip-off artist has now earned the title of the biggest moron who has ever entered this site. At least the original Ditka knew a little bit about football, was somewhat creative, and had a sense of humor.

    I think we’re going to see a completely different defense this season! ! ! Go Pack Go….

  9. By Andrew on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    Thank goodness Dety Ernie isn’t a GM. Plus, if anybody already forgot, CM3 wasn’t a full-time starter until around week 5. Who was he playing behind? Brady Poppinga. There’s something to think about. These guys don’t have to be ultra superstars by week 1.

    patience, grasshopper.

    PS. don’t feed the troll. When the Packers sweep the Bares AGAIN this year, that’s enough in itself.

  10. By Smokey Joe on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    My biggest concern for the defense going forward is the lack of the hard-nose veteran that can teach the young players how to play at a higher level the way Ray Lewis has done with the Baltimore linebacker corp. Having that one big time playmaker there to teach the up-n-comers intensity, instinct and attitude I believe is huge. A defenses attitude has a massive effect on performance. I always looked at the best defenses as having a persona for each position that they carry with them, such as the D-line are your brawlers and cage fighters who are there to beat the offensive line into submission. the linebackers are a group of hunters who stalk the field and take out their prey with lethal efficiency, and your secondary who are a group of theives that roam the feld waiting for an opportunity to rob the other team blind and make them pay for it. Thats what I see in great defenses, the Packers have the secondary doing the job I believe due to Woodsons presence and expetise. The LB corp has Matthews but I think his abilities are speific to him and isn’t something you can teach to others. The D-line doesn’t have that Warren Sapp like person there to help them improve the way they should.

  11. By underwaterman on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    It’s obvious Ditka is without a job.But then again so is everybody else in that failed state of Illinois.He probably has to stay in his house because there is a conflict on the streets of chicago.Somebody should invite him to a Packer game so he can see how normal good people behave.

  12. By boxman on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    And let’s not forget the huge 7th round bust named Donald Driver..Alcorn state. All kidding aside;
    There are no garentees about 1st or 7th round players.
    However I think TT & MM can stand by a very good record over the last several years of drafting good value, and can back it up with some nice hardware. And at least weve not started 8 different Qb’s in the last 7 seasons, including Brian Greise and Todd Collins… nice picks and pick ups Chicago.
    Go Pack

  13. By Matt on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    Gotta love that conclusion, remember how much of a bust Arian Foster was when he was picked up undrafted? Those idiots who didn’t draft him with the first 32 picks.

  14. By NYCheesehead on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Really……..did we just learn how to use the Ctrl-V shortcut on our computer?

  15. By ATLPackrfan on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    @dety ernie…how could every team have passed on Perry when he was drafted in the 28th overall by the Packers? Last time I checked there are 32 picks in each round of the draft. In the limited time he’s been on the field in the first two preseason games, Perry already has 1 sack to go along with a few more pressures. I think he’s played to the expectation level that we should all have for him. You can’t expect him to come in as a rookie and register double-digit sacks. Those types of guys only come along every so often.

    Worthy was never touted to be a first round pick so it makes sense that most teams passed on him with their first pick.

  16. By Rodell on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    I pray that the d-line can generate consistent pressure that’s all i can ask from them at this point. I neverwant to see a defensive effort like the one from last year smh.

  17. By packerhunter on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    The young guns will win the starting line . Picket will be let go .He is too old too slow and often hurt

  18. By New York Packer Fan on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    the only thing our defence lacked last year was a dicient pass rush but we were number one in takeaways so on that note “WHO THE HELL CAN STOP US?”…………….


    Bring on the San Francisco Fourtywhiners……..cause we got it better than you.

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