Players injured, couple engaged at Packers Family Night
Packers players taking the field for Family Night. Image by Dan Koob
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It appears a couple got engaged while the fireworks were going off at Lambeau Field.
Awwww. pic.twitter.com/xuGf50aIm0— Colls (@WhatRUTinkin) August 3, 2014
Should Colt Lyerla have NOT tried to do a Gabe Wilkins impersonation, and avoid injury?
His take, per Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel:
Lyerla: "I don't regret trying to make a play."— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) August 3, 2014
Fireworks and lasers are going nuts at Lambeau Field. Cool show.
Fireworks at Lambeau pic.twitter.com/OWHV4EaTSz— Kelly (@KelKelKelKel) August 3, 2014
Mike McCarthy at the podium...and there's not any word yet on the two injuries.
McCarthy has no update on Raji and Lyerla for #Packers— Packer Report (@PackerReport) August 3, 2014
While we wait for fireworks to start...the players' families get some fun times.
Players families pic.twitter.com/yyLkXlnePs— Kelly (@KelKelKelKel) August 3, 2014
And with a perfect Crosby kicking night, practice is over. Now the fireworks begin.
Crosby makes from 28L, 33R, 38L, 43R, 48L and 50 to go 6-for-6. Better than last year #Packers— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) August 3, 2014
The kicking game begins. No Giorgio Tavecchio in sight. Just practice for Crosby.
We're seeing more and more reason for Scott Tolzien to solidify that No. 3 slot...and not much else at QB.
Carlos Gray bats down Tolzien's pass at the line. QB has had a handful of those in camp this summer.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) August 3, 2014
Daniels is showing up big time. Datone Jones? Maybe not.
Invisible. RT @NewEnglandXLIX how's Datone Jones look?— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) August 3, 2014
Watch out. Mike Daniels is coming.
Aaron Rodgers hits Starks but Mike Daniels almost pushed John Fullington into Rodgers with his rush— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) August 3, 2014
Raji down. Not good, especially with the great camp he's had. Grabbing right ankle.
This is why you don't do Gabe Wilkins impersonations during practice, even with 67,000+ watching.
Lyerla carted to locker room, might have been hurt leaping over Rolle— Pete Dougherty (@PeteDougherty) August 3, 2014
No, not 80,000 in the house, but a whole lot.
Attendance for tonight's Family Night is 67,336...roughly 65,336 more than most practices #Packers— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) August 3, 2014
You are seeing a ton of Rodgers-to-Lacy underneath. I sense some big-time YAC for the Packers, big-time pain for opposition.
Seems like we're seeing good things on the offensive side...maybe not as much on defense, because the D is not showing its "cards."
Flynn and Davante Adams have had some chemistry the last two practices. Rookie receiver stretches for a catch with Dennard in tight cov.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) August 3, 2014
McCarthy and Capers apparently keeping the defensive playbook closed tonight.— Packer Report (@PackerReport) August 3, 2014
The enemy is near at Packers Family Night. Sort of.
Manning jersey...last I checked this wasn't Colts Family Night pic.twitter.com/zNeY3gKzYa— Kelly (@KelKelKelKel) August 3, 2014
You are seeing tons of yellow hankies tonight. Refs are calling pass interference close, as they apparently will all season.
It's a flag fest during WR/DB one on ones. Nearly every rep. Just brutal— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) August 3, 2014
This may be your No. 4 receiver, and the guy who would have pushed Abbrederis back to No. 5 on the depth chart.
Rookie WR Davante Adams just turned around cornerback Ryan White with a double move. And they also flagged White for holding.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 3, 2014
Those who are trying to watch on TV/online and encountering commercial breaks, here's what you're missing.
Tramon just did a great job of locking down Jordy on a corner route during one on ones.— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) August 3, 2014
By the way, for those who think this is an insane experience for 80,000 to watch a practice, ask the Alabama guys like Eddie Lacy and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. They've had 91,000 for a scrimmage back in college.
No, the red semi-circles on many of the special teams guys are not some sort of weird target for bulls. They are meant to tell defensive players "don't touch my head."
Kickoff coverage team: Hayward, House, Richardson, Banjo, Harris, Lattimore, Palmer, R. Taylor, Bush, Shields.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 3, 2014
So that's your $39 million cornerback covering kickoffs.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 3, 2014
Cut down on concussions.
While fans outside Lambeau enjoyed a commercial break...
The No. 1 o-line and Rodgers do a Lambeau Leap after first play.— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) August 3, 2014
Much of Packers Planet agrees.
I wish me and my bro @JermichaelF88 was playing in the family night game.— johnny jolly (@JJolly97) August 3, 2014
Yes, it's for a practice.
There will be about 80,000 Allen Iverson mentions tonight, too.
Amen brother! https://t.co/FfZPm83MHX— Wayne Larrivee (@waynelarrivee) August 3, 2014
"Iiiiiiiit's football time!" as Jim Irwin used to say.
Go Pack Go!— John Rehor (@jrehor) August 3, 2014
They're introducing each part of the team by position group, even the coaches.
There's my man Dom.— John Rehor (@jrehor) August 3, 2014
Cheeseheads? How about a head of the thing that makes cheese?
I'd wear this over a cheesehead. Trooth. pic.twitter.com/6baSDAQtUt— William (@MiltownBucky) August 3, 2014
It begins in 10 minutes. Initial notes:
#Packers O-Line left to right: Bakhtiari, Sitton, Tretter, Lang, Bulaga.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) August 3, 2014
The good part about all this: 80,000 for a practice, and it benefits this children's charity.
The Packers have hit the field and are warming up. Remember, you won't see the full pre-game kind of warmups, because this isn't a game. It's...a practice.
Perhaps the biggest wish of Packers Planet tonight is this:
Dear football gods: please, no injuries at #Packers Family Night tonight. We beg you. Sincerely, PackerNation— John Rehor (@jrehor) August 2, 2014
Someone's rather opinionated about Brett Favre.
As one Packers fan, Michelle Wiskow from Blaine, MN said, "There's nothing better than the Packers, beer and Wisconsin."
They're here. (The fans, that is.) The stadium will open momentarily.
We're a little less than an hour away from the true events of Family Night beginning at Lambeau Field, but that hasn't stopped tailgating madness - some people grilling out all day before the fun begins.
People have been wearing a lot of No. 12 shirts in the parking lot.
What we're hoping doesn't happen is madness like big-time injuries. WIsports.com contributor John Rehor broke down his request on his main site.
A team on a mission to rebound from failure, a team on a mission to become a champion: that's what the Green Bay Packers want to show off when they invite 70,000-plus fans to...a practice.
I get why people may question why we should care about...a practice.
However, it's not just that Saturday night brings a Packers practice. It's that 70,000-plus get the first glimpse of the 90 men fighting to be part of their favorite team after nearly seven months without watching them.
It's that they get to see the newcomers like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Richard Rodgers, Davante Adams and plenty of others who could immediately impact a team chasing after a 14th world championship.
Of course, it's also a chance to see their favorites like Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, etc.
Oh, plus most practices don't include family activities and fireworks above the most beloved and hallowed ground in pro football.
The fun really gets going at the stadium starting at 5:30 p.m. We'll have live online coverage starting then here on WIsports.com.