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Packers Daily Links: Driver Says "We're the Greatest Show on Grass"

Veteran wide receiver Donald Driver is featured in an article by Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The article focuses on Driver's legacy and thoughts of when he might retire, but one of the most interesting quotes from Driver has him comparing the Packers to the turn-of-the-century St. Louis Rams. "I still love the game. I can still play at a high level," said Driver. "It's just a different offense, a different year. I'm not the go-to guy I used to be. I have never been a part of an offense where there has been this much talent. Remember those great St. Louis teams? Faulk. Warner. Bruce. Holt. Greatest show on turf? We're the greatest show on grass." The rest of the article is definitely worth reading to see Driver's take on his chances for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and his humbleness that pervades throughout.

Linebacker Erik Walden was released from jail on bond yesterday, but perhaps the most interesting part of Walden's court appearance in front of a Brown County judge was that his girlfriend, the assumed victim of domestic abuse, changed her story. Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed the district attorney working on the case. "It may be she says she never really did change her story, that is what she said from the get-go and it was misreported," John Zakowski is quoted as saying. "We're in the process of looking at that as well. In domestic violence, many times there's an incident and then after the initial shock or pain subsides then there's the realization that we just want to make it go away. This is someone who's a breadwinner, this is someone who they've been with a number of years. There's a number of reasons why that can happen." In the case of Walden, the "breadwinner" reference strikes a chord. He returns to court next week.

More on Erik Walden comes from the WBAY-TV (video), Green Bay Press-Gazette, Associated Press and

Wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett is the focal point of an article by Pete Dougherty of the Press-Gazette centering on ball security and the low number of fumbles the Packers have this season. Green Bay ranks No. 2 in the NFL with a plus-16 turnover differential. "Quarterback Aaron Rogers’ ball security figures most prominently in that rating — he’s thrown only four interceptions and has but two fumbles, both of which the Packers recovered," writes Dougherty. "But it’s also noteworthy that the Packers’ receivers have only one of the team’s 11 fumbles overall and none of the five fumbles lost." First Bennett did it with the running backs, and now it's carrying over to the receivers. His players simply don't fumble.

The recent Packers-Lions Thanksgiving game is referenced in an Associated Press article that asks whether Ndamukong Suh is a dirty player. Mean Joe Greene is interviewed.

Another Associated Press article contrasts the undefeated Packers to the winless Colts.

The remaining opponents on the Packers' schedule are looked at by a national football columnist, Alex Marvez of Fox Sports.

Fox Sports' John Czarnecki argues that the Packers will go 19-0.

The writers at the Packers official website debate who the toughest remaining opponent is.

The game time of the Packers-Raiders game on Dec. 11 has been moved to 3:15 p.m. Central time, reports, USA TodayJSOnline, and Fox 11.

The Packers and Blue Cross have teamed up to promote healthy lifestyles among children. The Packers and PR Newswire have press releases.

James Jones has been named as the Packers Hall of Fame's Player of the Week.

The Wisconsin State Journal answers a question about the Lambeau Leap.

Video: Long snapper Brett Goode replaced Aaron Rodgers as the guest on Monday's Inside the Huddle and answers a few questions...

Brian Carriveau is a writer for Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email [email protected].

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Kendra's picture

The official site also has a good article they posted this weekend about Edgar Bennett and the receivers.

Franklin Hillside's picture

Brett Goode for Aaron Rodgers seems like a great trade in a special teams-only fantasy league.

BubbaOne's picture

"Remember those great St. Louis teams? Faulk. Warner. Bruce. Holt. Greatest show on turf? We're the greatest show on grass."

Better yet, "The Greatest Show on ANY Turf".

An additional Christmas night present after the Packers demolish Da Bares: a reporter asks Mike Martz if the offense for the 15-0 Packers is "The Greatest Show on ANY Turf".

fish/crane's picture

Packers are a great show on grass.

packsmack25's picture

I always thought Chappelle's Show was the greatest show on grass.

BubbaOne's picture

...good one!

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