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  • 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/

     

Pregame warmup: Packers defense getting reinforcements

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 28, 2013 – 10:29 am

With kickoff about an hour away, here’s the latest from Ford Field for today’s Packers-Lions Thanksgiving showdown:

Defense getting reinforcements

The Packers played last week without DE Johnny Jolly, and they’ve played multiple games now without CB Sam Shields and LB Nick Perry, but all three are active and slated to play today.

Jolly and Perry might be able to help shore up what has been a leaky run defense in recent weeks, while Shields is sure to see plenty of Lions WR Calvin Johnson throughout the day.

The Packers offensive line is back to full strength as well, with RT Don Barclay returning from a knee injury. He had been replaced by Marshall Newhouse the past couple of games.

What’s at stake

The Lions are currently tied with the Bears atop the NFC North at 6-5, with the Packers one-half game behind at 5-5-1.

If the Packers win, they would put themselves in position to control their own destiny in terms of trying to win the division. Should the Packers win, they would still be technically behind the Bears pending Sunday’s Chicago-Minnesota game. But if the Packers were to win the rest of their games, including the regular-season finale at Chicago, they would win the NFC North.

If the Packers lose, they would have to win their remaining four games and have the Lions and Bears each lose twice in order to claim a third straight division title.

Holiday streaks

The Lions have lost nine straight games on Thanksgiving, including three to the Packers over that span in 2007, ’09 and ’11. Detroit’s last win on Thanksgiving came against Green Bay in 2003.

As for this season, Detroit comes into today’s game in a two-game losing streak, while Green Bay hasn’t won in its last four contests (0-3-1).

Familiar opponent

Packers QB Matt Flynn made his NFL regular-season debut at Ford Field back in 2010, coming off the bench in place of Aaron Rodgers when Rodgers sustained a concussion. The Packers lost that game, 7-3.

A little more than a year later, Flynn started in Week 17 at Lambeau Field against Detroit and threw for franchise records of 480 yards and six TDs in a 45-41 victory.

Players to watch

All eyes will obviously be on players like Flynn, Detroit QB Matthew Stafford and Johnson, and the battle in the trenches between the likes of Packers G Josh Sitton and Detroit’s defensive linemen, who were the subject of some disparaging comments by Sitton earlier this week.

But here’s another player to watch: Detroit return man Jeremy Ross.

Ross began the season with the Packers as their primary return man, but a fumble on a kickoff in Cincinnati cost him his job. He was signed to the Lions practice squad and later elevated to the active roster. He has now assumed full-time return duties for Detroit, and he had a 42-yard punt return in the Lions loss to the Buccaneers last Sunday.

There are a lot of chips on shoulders, you might say, in today’s game, and Ross is wearing one of them.


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70 Responses to “Pregame warmup: Packers defense getting reinforcements”

  1. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Farewell to Newhouse cuz there’s a NEW Marshall in town!! Welcome back Barclay- Hope he’ll help back up sitton’s Awesome comments!! Also gonna be great to have the Jolly Green & Gold Giant back to stuff Bush! Sammy should be covering Megabomb and Perry will accent the rush of Matthews and Hawk- Have Fun Stafford- And Jeremy Ross is returning kicks…be ready Jarrett Bush cuz I got a feeling our ST are gonna score today- GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By Kenny on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Does anyone know the status of deities sherrod. Can he play now that he’s off injury list. Is he any good .

  3. By billfromcville on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    This game will tell just how much desire this Packer team has. Can they run on all cylinders, or spit and sputter like most of this season?

  4. By Firedomcapers!!! on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    So how many yards will the defense give up this time ? My guess is around 500..,,,,,,we will see at the end of the game

  5. By Jeff on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    This defense is unwatchable, getting gashed again!

  6. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Already can tell they have NO HEART!! MM needs a OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR AND DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR! CAPERS SUUUUCKS!!!!

  7. By Oli on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    We are witnessing the end of the defense, season, and Capers. We have the worst D in the league.

  8. By Ylowe on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Pack your bags, Dom.

  9. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Well so much for welcome back shields, jolly and perry!!!

  10. By Oli on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Our offense is coaching in Miami now.

  11. By Firedomcapers!!! on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Well so far almost 200 yards of offense by Detroit in the first quarter, sounds about right…..

  12. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    This is horrible!!! Watching this defense makes me want to puke!!! IT looks like 11 turkeys running around with their heads cut off!!

  13. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    MM thinks he’s a do-it all coach! Fire Capers and MM will run the defense too!

  14. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    LOVE IT PREACHER!!! I had to rewind…and-that really sums it up! On a Positive note…we held ‘em to a FG

  15. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    It amazes me how Capers D is so predictable….teams are able to read…adjust at the line and rip through them….how about disguising ypur schemes!

  16. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Yea- I saw MM mowing the lawn at Lambeau earlier this week-

  17. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    The dirtbags are rolling…put Sitton on D!

  18. By Scott on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    This defense is a lost cause. I just don’t get it how they can be so dominated so early in a important game. Where is the drive and determination???

  19. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Lets see what they can do starting from the 40 yard line! Better get at least a FG, hopefully a TD,LETS SEE MM PLAY CALLNG.

  20. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Did ya see the Pam (da twit) Oliver interview with Lacy? I LOVE THIS KID!!!

  21. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    An entire draft spent on D….and this is the result….TT needs to be held accountable…Matthews is the only defensive player he has that produces!

  22. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Flynn must be wearing BLINDERS!! Quarless was WIDE open right in front of him!! HOW BLIND CAN HE BE!!!

  23. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    2nd time he missed Quarless!

  24. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Now tHERE’S THE HEART!!!!!!!

  25. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Finally!!!!!

  26. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Would Tolzien have hit Quarless?? Make up your mind folks…Matty made a mistake- Forgiveness is Divine!!

  27. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    I think the D is reading our blog on the sidelines!! You’ve Gotta Haaaaave Heart…all ya really need is Heaaaaart!

  28. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Well so far I’m puttin’ this on Offense- Does Flynn check down at all or just go with the first read!! Come on MATT…check down

  29. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Tell FYLNN to get some HEART!! He needs to settle down in the pocket and LOOK for open receiver!

  30. By PREACHER on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    3 TURNER OVERS AND ONLY 1 SCORE!!!! OFFENSE NEEDS TO GET OF THEIR DEAD A-S AND DO SOMETHING!

  31. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Nonono looking downfield and take what the D gives you!

  32. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy ROSS…Ouch- Salt in the wounds much?!!

  33. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Beat the dirtbags!

  34. By Jeff on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    300 yards of offense by Lions with 4 minutes left in the half! What a horrible effort by the defense. Fire Capers!

  35. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    As evidenced by a Dredlock tackle!!

  36. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    I’m telling you Capers has the goods on TT…pics of him in drag!

  37. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Is Davon House a BFF Bestie with Jeremy Ross…Looks like he’s letting him get payback!!

  38. By Firedomcapers!!! on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Well my prediction of them giving up 500 yards seems to be wrong, looks lie its going to be more like 700…,,

  39. By Oli on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    This team is pathetic, ugly, just plain not entertaining

  40. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Welcome Injured Players???? More like WELCOME BACK The 80s!!!!!

  41. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Ruin my F….ing Thanksgiving you hapless loser Capers….GB should rename its sewer system after you!

  42. By Oli on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Flynn has a puss arm and can’t see the field.

  43. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    John Daly playing Golf is more entertaining then this team.

  44. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    I am designing a Dom Capers toilet seat…anyone want one?

  45. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Put Masthay in at QB!!!!!

  46. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    YAAAAAY Newhouse is back!!

  47. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Everything downfield….sh..t play calling!

  48. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    TT…MM….Capers….hand your game checks to Rodgers….can’t even compete without him!

  49. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Dom is a festering boil on the butt of society! Anyone know how to lance a boil?

  50. By Oli on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    The Bucs beat these guys, and McCarthy can’t even get a first down.

  51. By Nelstone on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Brad Jones needs to be sat down, he cannot me a play at the line of scrimmage, only 8-10 yards downfield

  52. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Jones is a Puss!

  53. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    MM…exposed…..it’s been all Rodgers! No plan B!

  54. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    FRANK…I do believe you are Correct sir!

  55. By Oli on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    You got it Frank remember McCarthy was offensive coordinator of the worst offense in the league when Ted took him from Sanfran. Rodgers out is exposing everything and I need that toilet seat right about now.

  56. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Time to realize Rodgers is the franchise…get some executives that are going to surround him with talent!

  57. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    We can’t even defend a NO PLAY!!! I’m just SAD!! Pretty darn Thankful for my Family and Friends tho!! This is actually quite comical- I’m not even Mad anymore- this is the BEST Sitcom I’ve EVER SEEEEEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. By Frank on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Including coaching talent…that is the only positive that can come out of this! Ron Wolf I miss you brother!

  59. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    MM IS A GENIUS!! Where’d he come up with that idea?? Genius I say Genius!!

  60. By Nelstone on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers doesn’t play defense, but it would be nice to be able to call a play that everyone that is watching doesn’t see coming

  61. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Why do I feel like eating turkey is just gonna remind me of this game…ugh- Food Poisoning

  62. By Nelstone on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Nice time out MM

  63. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Scott T is warming up??? Who’s our coach Rex Ryan??

  64. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    3rd and 18…well of course throw it for 6!! Just get Tolzien some playing time- seriously!! What’s it matter?? I have finally jumped on board with all the “Coaching Change” Crooners. FIRE ‘EM ALL!!!

  65. By sandy becker on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    To quote Warren Zevon- “I was in the House when the HOUSE burned down”

  66. By Tomas Kriklan on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    I can´t believe my eyes. First play after kick-off on 40,sack,fumble. The worst game since years.

  67. By chris shambrook on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    The O line…absolutely terrible….time for a new front 5

  68. By billfromcville on Nov 28, 2013 | Reply

    Who can the Packers beat that remains on the schedule??? Maybe no one.

  69. By Steve on Nov 30, 2013 | Reply

    Horrible..”….

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