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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/


Georgia’s Rambo is ball hawk at free safety

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 24, 2013 – 12:23 pm


INDIANAPOLIS–Georgia’s Bacarri Rambo is ranked by draftniks as one of the top safeties in this draft. Rambo says he’s the best.

“I consider myself the best. I’ve been getting better every year,” Rambo said at the scouting combine on Sunday, as the defensive backs class began a process that will lead to their workout at Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday.

Rambo is a strong prospect for teams seeking a ball-hawking free safety. He intercepted 16 passes in his college career, including eight in 2011. He returned two picks for touchdowns and intercepted a pass in the Senior Bowl a month ago.

“The past couple of years I  had a lot of interceptions. I didn’t have too many big hits so I consider myself a cover safety,” Rambo said. “I describe myself as the quarterback of our defense at Georgia.”

Rambo is thought to project as a third or fourth-round pick.

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14 Responses to “Georgia’s Rambo is ball hawk at free safety”

  1. By goldplater on Feb 24, 2013 | Reply

    Is a top-safety really just a 3rd rounder-pick?
    How about the tackling of this guy? Vic, who might be the best strong safety and where does he fits?

  2. By CincyTom on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply

    Sounds like Rambo has similar skills to Morgan Burnett. Good cover man, but not a big hitter. We need someone who is strong in run support and can blitz. Gotta love this guy’s name though….

  3. By Dan A on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, I agree we need a hitter just like Nick Collins. The opposing receivers need to be aware that the Packers are hitters!

  4. By JonnyOnTheSpot on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply


  5. By bruce on Feb 28, 2013 | Reply

    I totally agree. We need a Jack Tatum or Mel Blount in backfield. I am tired of watching of watching running backs run around our defense..

  6. By Razer on Mar 1, 2013 | Reply

    … running backs run around our defense. How about running over our defense. Yeah, we need a hitter, not a talker or ball hawk to go along with some of our other pylons.

  7. By Doctort on Mar 1, 2013 | Reply

    Hitters at safety are becoming obsolete. Coverage guys are where it’s at. It won’t be long before there is no difference between safeties and corners.

  8. By PackFanMN on Mar 2, 2013 | Reply

    Matt Elam is the the best safety in the draft IMO. Reminds me of Nick Collins. My second best option has to be DJ Swearinger from S. Carolina. He is hard hitter that lays the wood and is also a ballhawk. Either of these two guys would be an instant upgrade over Jennings and Mcmillian lined up next to Burnett. Mcmillian has potential but I see him as more of a valuable back up and situational player.

  9. By renard bennett on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Green bay should draft B.Rambo, Sean Porter LB Texas A..M. And Barner R.B. Univ. Of oregon. All this players can play their first year. And years to come with an huge upside throughout the years

  10. By John Denver's Gavel on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    renard, your name is too French to give football advice. stick to baguettes.

  11. By Adrian McIntosh on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    Packers defense are poor tacklers and don’t swarm to the play. A good high school coach could instill these basic skills.

  12. By chad on Mar 7, 2013 | Reply

    Bring back Chuck Cecil!!!!

  13. By buzz61 on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    We definitely need hitters our defense sucks.

  14. By Ron Jeremy on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    You guys are meatballs. The Packers aren’t poor hitters at all. We had a lot of players on the IR and some glaring wholes. With those in account you’re going to be fragile. Nick Perry really, really impressed me with his tackling abilities before he got hurt and that became a glaring problem when he went down. Personally I see the Packers trading down where Elam may, or may not be available. If they don’t trade down I’d like to see them draft either Elam or Olgetree. Elam reminds me of a Woodson mixed with Collins. The guy hits HARD! Can play nickel/dime. Very fast and can hit running-backs behind the line of scrimmage. I firmly believe he’s the next best thing at SS. Olgetree I love at ILB, he’ll fill a glaring whole because he’s also a big tackler but brings side-line to sideline speed. Both improve because of tackling/speed.

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