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FrostyCow


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Packers WR Donald Driver Announces Retirement Reply with quote

Donald Driver had a lot of productive years, but has dropped off recently. It is probably the right time for him to hang them up. While not a NFL HOF player, he deserves to go to the hall of the very good.

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Driver has announced that his against-all-odds career has come to an end, with an official retirement ceremony slated for next Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.


http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-1/From-humble-start-Donald-Driver-retires-in-greatness/c7fe6b9d-e3ca-4009-8482-a14e6665c72b?campaign=t130130_driver
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on a great career to a great guy - Best wishes
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see him call it quits as a Packer. One of the all time fan favorites because of how he made it and how he worked. The guy just wanted to play football, not many guys his age would openly sign up to play special teams.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKx9NDxbiSs
Thats DD in a nutshell!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MNPackfan32 wrote:
Glad to see him call it quits as a Packer. One of the all time fan favorites because of how he made it and how he worked. The guy just wanted to play football, not many guys his age would openly sign up to play special teams.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKx9NDxbiSs
Thats DD in a nutshell!


Usually a play with that many broken tackles involves the Saints. To do it against the 49ers is impressive.

Congrats to him on a successful career and knowing when he's done.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MNPackfan32 wrote:
Glad to see him call it quits as a Packer. One of the all time fan favorites because of how he made it and how he worked. The guy just wanted to play football, not many guys his age would openly sign up to play special teams.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKx9NDxbiSs
Thats DD in a nutshell!


Or these two catches in the same year...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuhXQFIctZM



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkMmFFqK6yo
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rumors were that the Vikes were interested. Wouldn't have thought less of him if he played in purple for a year or two. Great career by quicky.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great career & classy guy, he will be missed. Good luck to him in whatever he does in the future.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheKillerNacho wrote:
Great career & classy guy, he will be missed. Good luck to him in whatever he does in the future.


Bingo. Couldn't say it better.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will never forget you Donald. There was a game we were being completely blown off the field. Donald was still playing hard. Landed on his neck trying to make a play. While being stretchered off he smiled, my emotions went from pure dread and sadness to uplifted because of a smile from an athlete through a television screen. If you can smile while getting smoked and injured you should be able to in 99.9% of your time on earth. Thanks for everything DD.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He along smitty will be the ones i will regret' , the joy and pure emotions when they played football where infectious .

Good he won a SB ring , because i dont think he will ever be a HOF .
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Don
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A solid player who represented Green Bay and their fans in a very positive way.

Best of luck to him in his future endeavors.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the best 7th round draft picks of all time.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, my feelings when i heard this was about time. The guy hasn't been a major contributor these past 2 seasons and hit an age wall HARD this past season. I came to terms some time ago that the Driver i came to know and love as a player was long gone.

With that said, i can't even begin to stress how much I'll miss Driver the person on this football team. Was always a leader by example for the younger guys and just wanted to play the game he loves in any way to help the team and an example is him asking the Coaches to play ST's late this season. One of the best "Packer People" that has come through this historic football team. He will be missed.
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