In Driver’s Seat: Packers Wideout Overcame Hardships To Reach Xlv

I think I still work for everything I get. But it makes me appreciate it all the more, and take it to heart, because I know it doesn’t come often. “I’ve been through a lot, but I think I’ve been a survivor to this point. When you go through things in life, you try to figure out what the main focus is, and that is all about survival. There are going to be things, and adversity, that you face throughout your life. But it’s about how you come through those times.” Driver doesn’t intend to make his Super Bowl week into a long and detailed re-visitation of the troubles he endured as a child and a teenager.

Donald Driver not ready to make a retirement decision

But with “FredEx” sidelined by injury for much of 2012, Spiller capitalized on the opportunity to flourish. He broke off 6 yards per carry, trailing only Adrian Peterson among NFL running backs, and Spiller’s 1,244 rushing yards more than doubled his previous career high. Among Buffalo players, only WR Stevie Johnson caught more passes. With Jackson turning 32 this year, expect the Bills’ next coaching staff to feature Spiller even more in the future. Honorable mention: Johnson Kevin Hoffman, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Dolphins DE Cameron Wake: It’s hard to believe this guy went undrafted out of Penn State in 2005 and had to go the reluctant-mortgage-broker-turned-Canadian-football-star route to get his shot in the NFL. But Wake has established himself as a quarterback-hunting force even though the Dolphins shifted him from linebacker to defensive end in 2012.

Packers’ all-time receiver Donald Driver to retire

Driver, 38, is the Packers’ all-time leading receiver with 743 receptions, 10,137 yards and 61 touchdowns, but he had just eight catches for 77 yards in 2012. “James wasn’t lying,” said Driver, who was in the Green Bay area on Wednesday at a charity golf outing and is helping to promote Target’s campaign to give $5 million to schools around the country. “If I wasn’t so busy, maybe I’d have that itch.” HALL OF FAMER: ‘I’m no guinea pig’ for HGH Driver’s brother, Marvin III, said he feels Donald would return if the Packers called him, but as Donald has said in the past, it would be only for the Packers. “To see him play in another uniform, I really can’t see that,” Marvin said. “Even though I would love to see him still continue to play, because I think he still has the ability to do so. “But the fact that Green Bay didn’t want to extend his contract, I love that he retired a Packer and kept his legacy intact to not tarnish that which he had built up.” Marvin said that because his brother keeps himself in great shape, he’d be ready to go right now.

Does Donald Driver want to come back?

You have to earn that respect at the end of the day, and I think that’s what Greg was probably referring to.” Rodgers spoke with on Thursday about Jennings’ endless comments . “People taking shots at me who aren’t relevant to this team and to this locker room doesn’t mean a whole lot to me,” Rodgers said. “Those comments do wash over with me without a reaction, because they don’t matter.” Driver went on to say Rodgers is a “great guy” and a friend, but his comments tell us something about the relationship between the Packers ‘ receivers and their quarterback. Everyone on a football team doesn’t have to be best buddies. There is no right or wrong here. Every quarterback, every pro athlete has an ego.

Donald Driver Retiring: Packers All-Time Leading Receiver To Retire

(hash)retire80,” offensive guard T.J. Lang said on Twitter. Aaron Rodgers added, “Thanks for the memories quickie, you will be missed (hash)Packer4Life.” Quickie is Driver’s childhood nickname. Green Bay fans have a close bond with every Packers player, but they had a particular soft spot for Driver. They loved his bright smile and infectious laugh, and were moved by his story of overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds. Growing up, Driver and his family were so poor that he, his mother and siblings sometimes spent the nights in a U-Haul.

Donald Driver sheds light on Aaron Rodgers’ leadership

“I’ve always said I never want to wear another uniform. I’ve always said that I owe it to the fans to retire as a Packer,” Driver said. “I feel like I can still play, but if I can’t play for my organization, then I can’t play for anyone else.” Driver finishes his 14-year career as Green Bay’s all-time leader in yards receiving (10,137 yards), catches (743) and 1,000-yard seasons (seven), and is third behind Don Hutson and Sterling Sharpe with 61 touchdown receptions. A four-time Pro Bowler, he was Green Bay’s MVP in 2002 and was part of the team that won the Super Bowl following the 2010 season. Only Brett Favre played more games in a Packers uniform. “All 14 years. Every day,” Driver said in an interview on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” when asked what his favorite memory is.

It’s Time For Green Bay Packers to Bring Back Donald Driver

Donald Driver

Even though Driver caught 743 passes for 10,137 yards and 61 touchdowns in his career, he played in only 13 games last season, catching eight passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns. A retired player like Driver wouldnt likely return to the field to be a no. 4 wideout and to sit on the bench. If Driver were to come out of retirement, hed likely have to be guaranteed an important role in the offense. But,if the Packersdidnt feel confident in the players they have now and feel they need to find awideout in free agency to help make up for their crucial injuries,then Driver should be the top guy on the list of names to contact. Driver said earlier this offseason hed come out of retirement if only the Packers asked or needed him to play.

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