GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers head coach Matt Lafleur saw his team make big plays on both sides of the ball at the team's annual Family Night practice.
He also got to see part of what makes the event so special to many fans.
"I thought it was really cool just to be under the lights here," Coach Matt LaFleur said. "To play in an environment like that, especially when it's a practice, is pretty incredible."
LaFleur's first Family Night was highlighted by some big plays on both sides of the ball. On consecutive plays, quarterback Aaron Rodgers connected on deep passes to Jake Kumerow and Davante Adams.
Later, cornerback Tony Brown made a big play for the defense when he turned a DeShone Kizer pass into a pick-six and a Lambeau Leap.
"I thought there was a lot of good stuff," he said. "I'm sure we'll have a lot of great tape to look at. We had over 80 reps I believe so a lot of film to watch and go over and critique."
Packers rookie Rashan Gary also experienced his first Family Night.
"Hard to describe, a lot of energy," he said. "We were preparing like another preseason game or regular season game, had that type of energy going into it."
The Packers will return to Lambeau Field for the team's preseason opener Thursday night. That game will be televised on NBC26.