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Double D!!

I can't echo this sentiment from Chris over at Ol' Bag of Donuts strongly enough:

When we – by “we” I mean fans and the media who cover the team – talked about the Green Bay Packers’ offensive weapons before the season started, who did we talk about?

We talked about Greg Jennings and how he was going to take his place amongst the elite wideouts in the league.

We talked about James Jones and Jordy Nelson and how they were going to both breakout at the No. 3 and No. 4 wideout spots, respectively.

We talked about tight end Jermichael Finley and how he’d become the X factor this team had lacked, particularly in the red zone.

You know who we didn’t talk about?

Donald Driver.

Well, we did, but it was more in terms of saying things like, “He’s probably on the decline, but he’s still got another solid year or two in him before he’s gone.”

Looks like we were all dead wrong.

He has, without a doubt, been a revelation through the first three weeks of the 2009 season.

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Shootz's picture

Has he been a revelation or has he stuck out because the other players you mentioned haven't stepped up at all in the way people thought they would? Don't get me wrong, DD is the man and has been putting in tremendous effort, but that's less surprising to me than the dropsies epidemic that is sweeping the wideout corps or the fact that Finley hasn't been able to make any impact at all.

packeraaron's picture

Dude - the guy has played lights out at the age of 34. Respect is due.

RockinRodgers's picture

Dudes, you should never doubt DD. DD is gonna eat Cedric Griffin alive on Monday.

packeraaron's picture

You bring up a good point RR - in the past, Winfield has lobbied to cover Driver. Will he now be on Jennings, leaving Griffin on Driver when they go man? That would be fantastic...

PackersRS's picture

We never talked about him because we all knew what he could do. The others one still have to clinch the "elite" status. Jennings did last year, but it was one year. Driver has been a 1000 yard receiver since this century started.

Shootz's picture

I'm not denying him any respect, PackersRS made exactly my point - Driver hasn't shown any sign that he's in serious decline, I had no reason to think he wouldn't be as fantastic as he has been. That's why his outstanding performance so far this year, remarkable as it may be, isn't as noteworthy to me as the under-performance of the rest of the wideouts.
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http://i38.tinypic.com/29ymb7o.gif - Says it all.

Ron La Canne's picture

DD was my pick for best before the season and and I predict he'll be the best after the last game is played. He is an absolute physical phenom. This is not meant to take anything away from Jennings, it's just that Drvier will catch the ball over the middle, take a hit, and then get up and beat the corner on a fly on the next play. The Packers are damn lucky to have a guy like him.

Packnic's picture

Someone in my fantasy league sent me a trade... Donald Driver for Chris Henry. He still hates me.

DD has been what we all wanted Favre to be. The super nice down to earth guy who bust his ass every day for the team He absolutely LOVES where he plays and he is great at it. We thought 4 loved GB, we were wrong. DD deserves every bit the same respect and admiration we gave Fword all those years. Love me some DD!

nerdmann's picture

I've dogged DD in the past for dropping too many balls on third down. But he's improved on that the past year or two.
Dude keeps himself in top physical shape, not unlike Al Harris. He wants to play until he's 40, and you know what? He just might.
Just hope he doesn't get cut and end up on the Vikings. LOL.

PackerHaiku's picture

Packers Double D
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JerseyAl's picture

Who thought he was in decline? If I didn't talk about DD much it was because I just assumed he would be the usual DD. "He is who I thought he was..."

Ruppert's picture

Driver is awesome. He is clearly the best WR on this team and fighting for an extra yard, and is probably one of the best in the league.
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You know what this team needs? Nate Wayne. I practically forgot Nate existed until I tuned in to the Packers' 4th quarter/OT victory over the Queens in 2000 (the Freeman MNF catch) on NFLN tonight. Nate was nondescript, but he just had a habit of coming up with a HUGE play now and then, and especially in a big/primetime game. So somebody...anybody...step up and be a NATE WAYNE on Monday night!!!!!

PackersRS's picture

I'm actually starting to enjoy these Haikus... At first I hated them, but don't know why I now find them spirited!

foundinidaho's picture

I love Double D. Always have. He won't end up in a Vikings uniform, I suspect.

VApackerfan's picture

I can honestly say I have never said Driver was on the decline. He is the most consistent WR in the league. Big props to double D.
ps - I'm a little upset that this post was not about something else.

Franklin Hillside's picture

Nate Wayne...blast from the past.

WoodyG's picture

DD - the ultimate Packer.
I still remember him sitting next to Shermie at his 1st 'contract extension' presser where he finally made the big bucks.... He nearly lost it (sincerely) & showed nothing but appreciation for his good fortune & the Pack as an organization.
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I also love the commercial of him running through the banner being held up in a parking lot by a couple of Burger-King workers..... Gotta laugh everytime I see it.... Classic DD.

bucky's picture

I still think DD had a crappy opener against the Bears, but he has played well since. Everyone is entitled to an occasional mulligan.

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