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Driver announces retirement

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by bozz_2006, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

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    Just announced it on Mike and Mike. Class. Act. Love this guy.
     
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  2. ivo610

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    Hell of a career and my favorite packer.

    I doubt hell be very far away from the packers
     
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  3. 13 Times Champs

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    Great guy and great career. Thanks for the memories.
     
  4. Ceodore

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  5. bozz_2006

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    I sure hope, and expect, that he remains a fixture at 1265 Lombardi. He is absolutely a Packers Legend in the same mold as Hutson, McGee, Nitschke, Starr, Hornung, and Favre.

    I know we get banged on for wanting our guys to be Packers, and ONLY Packers. But c'mon. How can you not love this?
     
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  6. rodell330

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    who's Favre???
     
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  7. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

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    Excuse me; *ahem* "He Who Shall Not Be Named".

    Favre was the Packers QB for a decade and a half. He was pretty good. Set a whole lot of records. Won a bunch of MVP's and a Super Bowl.
     
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  8. The Drew

    The Drew #packergang

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    He will be missed... such a class act!!!
     
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  9. AmishMafia

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    No, would not compare him to our last QB.

    Anyway, all good things must come to an end. What a great player and a class act till the end. Good luck to DD in any future endeavors!
     
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  10. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    Good. I'm the opposite of :cry: , I'm happy for him and his family. Sometimes the obvious move is the right one: He and generations of his family should be financially secure, he's beloved in his community, he has a ring, he's healthy, and he's a shoo-in for the Packers HOF. Why move elsewhere and risk a devastating injury and/or embarrassing himself on the field?

    One of the morning show hosts on Milwaukee radio asked in the years ahead what will be the first thing you remember about him. There are a lot of great catches to choose from but my honest answer is his smile. So I hope he continues to be employed by the Packers as their good will ambassador. What better person on the planet could fulfill that role?

    Well done Donald Driver. You have earned your reputation and success!
     
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  11. Chicocheese

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    I wish I could contact him IRL and just tell him how much we ALL appreciate him!

    I know he just got off the team, but maybe in a few years he could come coach for us?
     
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  12. bozz_2006

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    Jack, when I texted my mom and dad to let them know, first thing mom said is "I'm gonna miss that big toothy grin."
     
  13. VolvoD

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    The only thing that stinks is that he couldn't have done it with another super bowl ring.
    oh well, at least he has one.
    and yes, he is the greatest packer of all time (sorry dad)
     
  14. buggybill2003

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    Sory Bozz, HE didn`t, the WHOLE team won the superbowl. It`s a bit of a sore point with me. We had a full squad there that day mate, not just Favre. rant over :tup:
     
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  15. Chillarfan54

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    I know I will catch crap for this , but I think DD was pushed out with the new guys coming in. DD isn't where he once was , but he can still play. Same went for Favre. He could still play. Only difference in this situation is that DD is leaving with class and Favre , not so much. Then again, I am over the whole leaving thing already. I wish DD a great retirement and just thank him for the great years with the team
     
  16. gbpowner

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    The Packers would be extremely lucky to field a team of 53 Donald Drivers. We were lucky to have to have the one and only original! Thanks for all of the great memories. For sure we will miss DD but we wish him all of the very best!
     
  17. IluvGB

    IluvGB I <3 Packers!!!!

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    I'm so proud of DD for not taking the bait of signing with the Vikings or any other rival team. I know he said it would depend on alot of things.... but I for one am glad that he's retiring before he has any further injuries, and goes out with the pride and respect that he deserves!

    Wish I could be there on the 6th.....

    Its been a ride DD!!!! Thanks for being a class act!!! :tup:
     
  18. El Guapo

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    Congratulations on a great career DD. You epitomized what fans want to see in their favorite team's players. Enjoy your retirement and live a long post-football life.
     
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    The next dance for Donald will be on ESPN& good bye to Mike Irving or Dan Marino or Chris Carter....
     

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