Don\'t Do It Double D!

Too late.

I love Donald Driver. You love Donald Driver. We all love Donald Driver. But Driver wanting the Packers to rework his deal yet again, after Thompson has redone it twice in the last three years, is absurd. I realize it's May. I realize this will all most likely be forgotten by the time the regular season rolls around. But you hate this coming from a guy who has sold us on his team-first image all while having approached the team about reworking his deal every year for the last four years.

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nerdmann's picture

May 28, 2009 at 09:36 pm

Dude's making over 7 mil/year.
He better be careful, because he's got some very talented younger dudes behind him.

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sunflower's picture

May 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I also don't get why he is unhappy. The Packers didn't draft Crabtree. So they didn't intend to replace him this year. It's not like they are trying to force him out they clearly want him on the team.

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Chico's picture

May 28, 2009 at 11:46 pm

It's all Brett Favre's fault.

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sunflower's picture

May 29, 2009 at 03:14 am

I don't buy that they forced out Favre. I believe it was Favre's fault for retiring last year. I was just making it a point for people that think Thompson wants to get rid of Players either pre-sherman or that he brought onto the team (when he was the GM).

Some people would take it as the Packers trying to force Driver out if they drafted Crabtree. Some people think that TT just wants his players on the team.

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sunflower's picture

May 29, 2009 at 03:16 am

Also, as popular as Driver is he better be careful. Even a lot of people that hate Thompson like Jennings. A lot of people see him as the anti-T.O. The fact that Jennings is at the OTAS and Collins/Driver aren't don't exactly make them look sympathetic.

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WoodyG's picture

May 29, 2009 at 06:28 am

DD is 34 going on 35.
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It's still better to let a player go a year too soon than a year too late.

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Shootz's picture

May 29, 2009 at 06:30 am

If we can leave Favre out of this discussion (oh please oh please oh please), these reports are fairly unsubstantiated, are they not? One paper has run with this and only quoted anonymous sources and everyone else is taking their lead. In the coverage that's come out around this today Driver's agent has said there's nothing contract-related to it, Driver has been quoted in recent interviews as saying he's happy with his contract and by all accounts he's training for the season in Texas.
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Chances are that DD realises, as good as he is and as much as we all adore the guy, he's on the downward slope of his career and the chances of another team picking him up at this point are slim (see: Marvin Harrison). His best bet is to stay with the Pack until he can no longer catch footballs, be enshrined into the Packers' Hall of Fame and appear in Pro Shop commercials for decades to come. Here's hoping this is just a news-starved media beat-up over Driver wanting to rejig his contract for more guaranteed cash etc.

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bomdad's picture

May 29, 2009 at 07:28 am

I'll buy that he's working out at home and avoiding the unnecesary risk of getting laid out by some street free agent trying to make an impression on the coaches.

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PackersRS's picture

May 29, 2009 at 01:43 pm

He's old, he has lost a step. He still has the best hands on our team, but he's not the best receiver. Jordy, if not this year, next year, will be better than him. And he has the biggest salary in the receiver corpse. By miles. And is complaining???? Let's hope all those sources are wrong. Let's hope DD hasn't Favre'd... Pulled a Favre...

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PackerAaron's picture

May 29, 2009 at 01:56 pm

Whoa whoa whoa. Driver has not 'lost a step'?
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Please proceed to 1:58 in the following video:
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d80ceb0c0/Panthers-...

He most certainly has not lost a step.

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nerdmann's picture

May 29, 2009 at 02:03 pm

I don't think he's lost a step, but I also don't think he has the best hands on the team either. Especially on third down.
DD's a great model for the younger guys and is a man over the middle. He keeps his body in magnificent shape and wants to play until he's 40.
But he's making plenty of money.

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IPBprez's picture

May 31, 2009 at 01:12 pm

IS THIS... the new version of <i>"I don't know if I want to come back?"</i>
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I'm just askin'...........

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