Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline Pack93z  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, December 18, 2012 10:48:09 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Applause Given: 434
Applause Received: 1,193
Just a snippet of the conversation.. but I personally like how he has handled the transition to not much more than a role player at the moment. Maybe his day in the sun this season is still coming?

Anyway.. a good read. Complete article after the jump.

Quote:

Driver: ‘I’m just trying to keep myself out there’

FSW: What has this season been like for you?

DRIVER: For me, I think it's been frustrating. In the respect of things, it's a business and you have to be able to understand the business side of it, and I do. Even though I know I can still play, I'm OK with the situation that's been presented to me.

FSW: You didn't think it would be this way before the season started though, did you?

DRIVER: No, I don't think you ever do. You come off having great years and you don't think this is how it's going to be. But it does and sometimes it hits you from the blind side, and that's what happened.

FSW: After the playoff game last year, the loss to the Giants, you weren't really sure about where you were going to be. You had mentioned playing until age 40 a couple times, but where are you now as far as that?

DRIVER: I'm still there. It hasn't changed for me. I will have to sit back and see. I'll be a free agent after this season is over, and I have to make the choice with my family, see what they want to do. If they want me to go and play, I'll play. If they say, "Hang it up," I'll hang it up. It's going to be a decision that me and the wife and the kids are going to have to make together.

FSW: If the opportunity is with another team, is that OK? What are the pros and cons to playing a little bit longer but that not happening in Green Bay?

DRIVER: That all depends. It all depends on what happens. No one has a crystal ball. I don't know if I'll sign back here. I don't know if they're going to offer me a contract. I'm just not sure. Now I'm just going to have as much fun as I'm having this year and hope we can get back to the Super Bowl and I contribute as much as possible to make sure that we get there.

FSW: What value is there to you if you do retire as a lifelong Packer?

DRIVER: Oh, my God. That's great. I've always, it's crazy because so many people have compared me to Bart Starr. They talked about how he played here and he never went to another team and he's been blessed to be the face of this franchise for many, many years. Now they're looking for that next person to be the face of this franchise. Maybe that is me. If I don't play for another team, then most likely I will follow and take over what Bart Starr had done for this organization for many, many years.
Offline Porforis  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, December 18, 2012 10:59:44 AM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

United States
Joined: 8/22/2009(UTC)
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Applause Given: 236
Applause Received: 485
I love DD, but I can't see him as more than a #3, MAYBE a #2 on a very WR-depleted team at this point. I get wanting to play what you love playing, but especially if we win the SB this year, please - just hang it up while you have your health. I'm sure the Packers will have a job for him off the field for years to come if he does.
Offline QCHuskerFan  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:24:29 AM(UTC)
Rank: Member

Joined: 12/30/2010(UTC)
Applause Given: 202
Applause Received: 271
He would be #2 for the Bears today. Not because he has anything in the tank but because they are WR deficient.
Offline Porforis  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:27:29 AM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

United States
Joined: 8/22/2009(UTC)
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Applause Given: 236
Applause Received: 485
QCHuskerFan said: Go to Quoted Post
He would be #2 for the Bears today. Not because he has anything in the tank but because they are WR deficient.


The only reason why I said "MAYBE #2" is because of the Bears.
Offline doddpower  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, December 18, 2012 2:26:12 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Gold: 2011FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2015

United States
Joined: 9/24/2007(UTC)
Location: Visalia, CA
Applause Given: 3,184
Applause Received: 872
Porforis said: Go to Quoted Post
The only reason why I said "MAYBE #2" is because of the Bears.


And Vikings, Dolphins, and maybe a solid 3 for the Rams, lol.
Offline wpr  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, December 18, 2012 3:10:24 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,480
Applause Received: 1,741
If he sits on the bench he could certainly play until he is 40. No 45.

Last year I hated the idea of DD playing elsewhere. I respect the man too much. If he wants to go out there and play for someone else I would be fine with that. Good luck just drop the ball when you play GB.
Offline buckeyepackfan  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, December 18, 2012 4:49:51 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2012Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2014

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: Lima, Ohio
Applause Given: 699
Applause Received: 717
Shame DD broke his thumb.

I'm hoping he can get back on the field this week,and give The home crowd a couple more thrills.

Would hate to see him go elsewhere.

It's gonna be an interesting off season, but I am not ready to think about that yet. I'll let Ted do the foward planning and I am going to focus on the present.

DD definately Packer Hall of Fame material.
Offline wpr  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, December 18, 2012 4:54:21 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,480
Applause Received: 1,741
buckeyepackfan said: Go to Quoted Post
Shame DD broke his thumb.

I'm hoping he can get back on the field this week,and give The home crowd a couple more thrills.

Would hate to see him go elsewhere.

It's gonna be an interesting off season, but I am not ready to think about that yet. I'll let Ted do the foward planning and I am going to focus on the present.

DD definately Packer Hall of Fame material.


"first ballot" he is a lock.

I hope he is on the field in the playoff game so he can get some appreciation form the fans. just in case he does not return.
Offline DakotaT  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, December 18, 2012 4:57:56 PM(UTC)
Rank: Honored Member

United States
Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 947
Applause Received: 1,929
wpr said: Go to Quoted Post
"first ballot" he is a lock.

I hope he is on the field in the playoff game so he can get some appreciation form the fans. just in case he does not return.


Funny, I made a bet with one of my Steelers buddies that Hines Ward would not be a first ballot hall of famer to the NFL hall of fame. Hell Crybaby Chris is still not in the hall of fame, wonder what would make Hines worthy?

Does the Packer hall of fame have a waiting list?
Offline wpr  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, December 18, 2012 5:13:13 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,480
Applause Received: 1,741
DakotaT said: Go to Quoted Post
Funny, I made a bet with one of my Steelers buddies that Hines Ward would not be a first ballot hall of famer to the NFL hall of fame. Hell Crybaby Chris is still not in the hall of fame, wonder what would make Hines worthy?

Does the Packer hall of fame have a waiting list?


I do not know. I always assumed a small group in the front office sat around and decided who they want to put in this year.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (24-Jun): ;-)
Zero2Cool (24-Jun): Because reading and wondering "typo or bullshit abbreviation" is fucking awesome!!
Zero2Cool (24-Jun): I think we should all use a shit load of abbreviations to infuriate readers.
Wade (23-Jun): Thuji the Magnificent lhasa apso, 17 lbs, and a bit over 4 y.o.
Zero2Cool (23-Jun): Hmm, that speed "fix" didn't seem to work. ;-)
Porforis (22-Jun): My 62-pound German Shepard/Husky/Doberman mix turned 1 yesterday.
yooperfan (21-Jun): I have a Wire haired Pointing Griffon. Fabulous dog. 75 pounds.
yooperfan (21-Jun): Thanks guys.
wpr (21-Jun): Congrats Yoop. I'm still a couple of years away.
Laser Gunns (20-Jun): thinking about getting a puppy since my bro is leaving. Anyone recommend a breed? Bigger dog preferred :D
Cheesey (20-Jun): congrats Yoop!
yooperfan (20-Jun): Yesterday was my 1st Fathers Day as a grandfather!
buckeyepackfan (20-Jun): Not a huge BB fan but. CAVS WIN! CAVS WIN! CAVS WIN!
wpr (19-Jun): Happy Fathers Day to you all.
Zero2Cool (19-Jun): Happy Father's Day fellas
wpr (17-Jun): You can get a nice deal on Shark's gear.
wpr (17-Jun): The major sports leagues always gouge on championship goods.
Zero2Cool (16-Jun): That's a bit pricey. I won't even pay that for a Packers hat lol
dhazer (16-Jun): $30
Zero2Cool (13-Jun): Definitely. How much it cost!??
dhazer (13-Jun): Kevin you want me to grab you a championship hat?
Smokey (8-Jun): No Dairy ! ?
TheKanataThrilla (8-Jun): Rodgers on a vegan diet...with red meat and chicken. OK, but no dairy.
Cheesey (7-Jun): I went to the Favre charity softball game many years ago. It was a lot of fun! ENJOY IT!
wpr (5-Jun): Ali was the GOAT
Smokey (4-Jun): RIP Mohammad Ali
wpr (4-Jun): Nope. Have a great time gbguy.
gbguy20 (4-Jun): Anyone ever been to the jordy nelson charity softball event? Got tickets from my boss.
Porforis (3-Jun): I abstain because hockey.
Zero2Cool (3-Jun): Penguins 2, Sharks 0. What up!!!
Cheesey (2-Jun): I don't know...in a shark VS. a penguin, the penguin ends up being a snack.
Zero2Cool (2-Jun): Damn. That's right! Ugh! Me = powerless!!!!
wpr (2-Jun): Not if Craig, Shawn or I don't think so. Bahahaha
Zero2Cool (2-Jun): You better be rooting for Penguins > Sharks or you get banned!! Bahahahaha
Zero2Cool (2-Jun): NHL Stanley Cup Finals. They are up 2 - 0 over the San Jose Sharks.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Current Headlines

Road To Super Bowl LI
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 12:00 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

15h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

25-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn

25-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / Rockmolder

25-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn

24-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

24-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

24-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

22-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

21-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

19-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

17-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

17-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackerTraxx

17-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules

17-Jun / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann


Tweeter