...and not just because he's our guest on Packer Transplants tomorrow ;)
I get the sense that Jason's gig over at ESPNMilwaukee isn't getting the readership that he most certainly deserves. Die hard Packer fans are really missing out if they're not checking out his page daily and listening to his podcasts.
His write up of Driver's touchdown is just perfection. Enjoy:
Driver lined up across from safety Brodney Pool at the line of scrimmage in the left slot, beat the Browns’ blitz, caught a short pass from Rodgers, then stiffarmed cornerback Eric Wright when Wright caught up to him downfield.
“I was wide open, I caught the ball, and I scored, plain and simple,” Driver said. “I didn’t expect him to blitz, I expected him to try to cover me, and the designed play was to either throw it to Greg (Jennings) or me holding the safety off. Once the play was called, everybody kind of lit up.”
That’s because the Packers had practiced that exact play in practice.
”They ran the same defense that they had run last week against Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh had gotten sacked,” Rodgers said. “We call it ‘Two Sly,’ where they’re bringing a safety off the slot and playing Cover-2 behind it. We practiced it to the right during the week and I hit Driver on the run and they actually, (Packers linebacker Desmond) Bishop played it better (on the scout team in practice) than they played it today. … The rest was Driver being Driver.”
Driver confessed that he was about to “start showboating” when he realized Wright was closing on him.
“People say I’m old, so after I made the first move, in my head I was like, ‘OK, no one should be near me.’ So I was thinking of starting to dance a little bit before I got to the end zone – until when I looked back to start my move, the dance, I saw him,” Driver said. “And that’s when I had to hit him with a stiff arm and had to kick in a little bit more gear.”
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