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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:54 am    Post subject: Donald Driver Just Announced His Retirement Reply with quote

On Mike and Mike In The Morning. Sorry, no link yet....
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[url] http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-1/From-humble-start-Donald-Driver-retires-in-greatness/c7fe6b9d-e3ca-4009-8482-a14e6665c72b?campaign=fb130130_driver [/url]

Packers.com article.....good read
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think he could still play for 2 more years & be productive as a 3-4th option on a lot of teams...

but with that said, what is he really going to accomplish elsewhere for 2 more years?

& the teams that would be interested in him probably have 0 shot at winning a ring...

i think maybe DD realized that the market wasn't going to be kind to him at this stage in his career & had a pretty easy choice to make in the end
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He said it on twitter too.

Going to miss seeing him on the field every Sunday.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Franchise All-Time leader in being just a straight up good dude.

Wish Donald the best.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With all the Vikings rumors that came up, I was worried but shouldn't have been. What a classy individual, it will great seeing #80 in only Green and Gold.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you guys think he makes the ring of honor?

I think its going to be harder than most of us think...

hes going to be inducted in the packers HOF easily... but there is only 1 name on the ring that isn't in the HOF (yet) & its Ron Wolf

i just highly doubt DD ever gets into canton which ultimately doesn't get him in the ring. but if there is ever a player to make that exception for, its DD.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

driftwood wrote:
do you guys think he makes the ring of honor?

I think its going to be harder than most of us think...

hes going to be inducted in the packers HOF easily... but there is only 1 name on the ring that isn't in the HOF (yet) & its Ron Wolf

i just highly doubt DD ever gets into canton which ultimately doesn't get him in the ring. but if there is ever a player to make that exception for, its DD.


Answered your own question. He won't make the Hall of Fame. So no, he won't be in the ring of honor.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hall of Fame isn't enough to get on the Ring of Honor. To be on our ring you gotta change the game.

DD was the man and you'll have to tell your grand kids about him.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Year too late. Would have been nice to use that money elsewhere this past season. Good example of retaining an old guy a year too long. Had a great career and should find plenty to keep him busy going forward!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have fun in retirement Donald, you deserve it! You will be dearly missed, Crying or Very sad . Thanks for all the great memories!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

incognito_man wrote:
Year too late. Would have been nice to use that money elsewhere this past season. Good example of retaining an old guy a year too long.


i would understand this line of thinking if he was getting what Woodson is scheduled to get this year... but DD made a measly 2.5ish mill restructured on a 1 year farewell deal... if anything he saved us about 2 mill on the cap by restructuring

wasn't like he held the team hostage with that deal & TT couldn't resign anyone because of DD

although i agree it was a year too late since DD did next to nothing in production... but i'm not so sure even the coaches knew how little he was going to play between this time to August last year
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Thank you Donald, Best of luck in your retirement
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the all-time great Packers. Nothing but quality and class. He will be missed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8900529/donald-driver-green-bay-packers-retire-14-nfl-seasons

There's the interview. Such a classy exit. I love this guy.
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