Credit: Mark Hoffman May 30, 2012 0 Comments SHARE 2012 Schedule PACKERS SCHEDULE: An interactive look at the 2012 season PRINTABLE: pdf version BLOG:Breaking down the Packers' schedule 2012 NFL Draft My role last year was, hey, Donald, you make the plays when you have to; playoffs was an example. until 8 or 9 p.m. That's all that matters to me.
You don't ever want to stop playing because you think about the injuries. He had achieved everything he wanted this off-season. "It's good to see him back in his real uniform," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. I don't think anything changed on that part of it. I don't control who throws the ball. "Every ball I caught, it was amazing.
Then he practiced his dance routines from 11:30 a.m. I'm still the guy until they tell me otherwise. It's not like that anymore. He was confident.
So I don't think it'll ever happen. And at first, yeah, it was tough. … Once you get older, you're like, 'I don't have to have 80 catches. That's the situation. He was happy.
But every ball I caught, it was amazing. But he did start 15 times. He has enjoyed the expanded celebrity DWTS has given him beyond his Packers fan following. "People know me as a football player, great," said Driver. "But I wanted people to know anchor I'll retire as a Packer and that's all that really matters," he said. "I'm a Packer for life.
People talk about, well, I didn't have 1,000 yards. I think it'll be two sides coming together like we did, and I'm going to retire as a Packer." Besides, Driver still considers himself one of the team's top receivers. "I'm We just want to be smart with him. And while he doesn't think winning the show has changed him at all, he acknowledges that he had reached a new level of fame. "People were in the airport like, 'You're
Lori graduated from Indiana University with degrees in journalism and sociology. We're probably going to keep him in a limited role this week." Despite spending 10 hours or more per day practicing for the show, Driver said he did football-related workouts from From Driver's perspective the new deal just meant he probably would realize his wish of finishing with the team that drafted him in 1999 in the seventh round. "I'm happy. And even if he had to restructure his contract to make it happen, and now faces significant competition within what might be the NFL's deepest group of receivers, the 37-year-old remains
No one knows. And we're going to all play, we're going to all continue to play together, and hopefully when it's all said and done . . . He said it was great core work and that he greatly increased his flexibility. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, Milwaukee Journal and Sports Illustrated.
His body fat percentage dropped from 4% to 2% he said - about as lean as anyone can get. "Gavin DeGraw said I should do a commercial for two-percent milk now With Jennings' salary cap salary number at $7.42 million this year, Driver would have been the second-highest paid receiver on the team, ahead of Nelson ($3.825 million), Jones ($3.1 million) and About Lori Nickel Lori has worked at the Journal Sentinel since 1997, where she first covered high school sports and Marquette University men's basketball. Junior Seau, played against him for so many years.
He was asked if he thinks he will be one of the top two or three receivers for the Packers this year. "I've been (among) the top two or three guys And to that Driver says: Bring it on. "I have proven that age is just a number. And I haven't declined," said Driver. "People talk about, well, I didn't have 1,000 yards.
You can view today's paper or previous issues. I don't have to have that. I made amazing catches, amazing runs. Before that, she covered sports for the Chicago Tribune, Gary (Ind.) Post-Tribune, The New York Times and had internships at the St.
So while there is much for Driver to celebrate, including the fact that the Packers wanted him back and that his body has held up well through a rigorous off-season of He is still that competitive. "I'm still the starter until they tell me I'm not. Hopefully, everybody has an opportunity to make plays." "He's given this organization 13 years of his life," said Jones. "I was happy to see them work out a deal where it Driver's agent Jordan Woy did not return several messages, but Andrew Brandt reported on his Twitter account that Driver's new deal is for $2.5 million in 2012, including an up-front sum
[email protected] 414-224-2050 0 Share Tweet Email Print News Watchdog Opinion Sports Business Entertainment Lifestyle Green Sheet Connect With Us Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube RSS Mobile apps Newsletter Today's paper Subscribe Archives GREEN BAY The day after a playoff loss to the New York Giants in January, Donald Driver seemed resigned to the idea that he may have put on his Green You don't have to be 'the guy' to win games, and I think we realized that last year. Want full access?
We lost some great men. Rather than dig in his heels, or wonder aloud over his future as he did in January after the playoff loss to the Giants, Driver willingly renegotiated. I listened to Mike and said OK," said Driver. I can't control that," Driver said. "Back in the day, I used to be the guy.
I can't control that. the torch is going to continue to be passed." Second-year receiver Tori Gurley said the moment he saw Driver again, the two were talking about new plays in the playbook. "I until about 10:30 a.m. I don't have to have 1,000 yards.' As long as I'm productive, I'm still playing at a high level, I've proven that." Packers coach Mike McCarthy limited Driver's involvement in Wednesday's
He brought the disco ball trophy back, and team trainer Pepper Burruss was in charge of showing it off to everyone. Driver hired a trainer in the Los Angeles area, brought his regular trainer out from Dallas and worked out with a few college players in the area. I had four catches, I caught them all. . . . "We've got five great, six great receivers. Hopefully when it is all said and done, people will look at that as the game plays - not the age." To make this reunion possible, Driver confirmed that he restructured
for football, including catching with a few college payers and his trainer. I made amazing catches, amazing runs. She began covering the Packers in 1998 and since has been a part of the newspaper's regular weekly coverage of the green and gold since 2000. Driver had a year left on his previous deal, which would have paid him $5 million. "You know I'm not going to spill all that," he said. "I'm a Packer, that's
That's pretty expensive to a team also loaded with Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones and Randall Cobb. Why?