Friday, February 8, 2013

Sayonara Salute #24: Donald Driver

It's been two days and I'm still a little bummed about Donald Driver's retirement.


Please don't get the wrong idea.  I'm happy for him and his family.  He's been loyal to the Green Bay Packers and their fans the past fourteen years and has been the ideal franchise player.


But...  I just keep thinking about how different it's going to be next year without #80 in a Green Bay Packers uniform.  It's truly the end of an era.


However, this isn't a time for mourning.  It's a time for celebration and giving thanks.


So, thank you Mr. Driver for being the franchise's all-time receptions leader.


Thank you for being the franchise's all-time receiving yards leader.


Thank you for the 376 points you scored in a Green Bay Packers uniform.


Thank you for giving 110% every time you stepped out onto the field.


Thank you for mentoring Javon Walker, Bubba Franks, Donald Lee, Greg Jennings, Randall Cobb, Jermichael Finley, Jordy Nelson, and James Jones.


And last, but not least... thank you for playing your entire career with the Green Bay Packers.


Enjoy your retirement Mr. Driver.  You will be missed.

4 comments:

  1. Fuji, have you seen this story? it'll warm your heart, trust me.

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    1. Thanks for sharing. A few minutes out of his schedule will last an eternity for that woman. Driver is one heck of a guy.

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  2. I'm right there with you Fuji. I'm hoping maybe Double D comes back as a WR coach or something.

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    1. That would be awesome! Have Bennett help Van Pelt with the running backs and hire Driver to be the WR coach.

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