Green Bay Packers Spotlight: Donald Driver

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Green Bay Packers Spotlight: Donald Driver
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Welcome friends to the second edition of Packers Spotlight.

This edition of Packers Spotlight is brought to you by the Association of Fearless Receivers.

Donald Driver is entering his 11th season as a professional football player. He is a careerlong Packer since being drafted by the organization in 1999.

Driver's career with the Packers is distinguished in almost everyway. He has won the hearts of fans with his fearless route running and complete disregard for his own well being. Driver has also won the pages of the Packers record books as he quickly moves up in various receiving records.

Despite being a member of the Packers since 1999, it took until 2004 for him to really break out into the dominant receiver he is today.

Driver currently has a total of five 1,000 receiving yard seasons, which ties James Lofton and Sterling Sharpe's franchise record.

Driver also owns a handful of Lambeau Field receiving records.

What I like about Driver...

Donald Driver is not only an excellent football player, but he is an even better person off the field. Fans often tell stories of the time he spent with them during his free time. Driver touches the hearts of many fans and the NFL should be very appreciative of the image he sets for the league.

I also like that Driver is reaching the back end of his career, but he is not showing signs of slowing down. He remains as dominant as ever. His ability to lose defenders in the open field is as good, if not better, than it was in his twenties.

He truly is a fearless receiver. Driver runs slants all day, and his toughness has been invaluable to the Packers over the years.

What he could improve on...

This is tough, I really had to think about this one. I suppose Driver tends to let a lot of passes clank off his hands. Granted the majority of his career he was being thrown Favre bullets.

Either way, I couldn't take it when I saw him take his eyes off the ball.

This is only a minor problem as Driver only does this maybe once a game.

Thanks for reading this edition of Packers Spotlight.

Next Week I will feature the NFL's first actual bear. Of course I am talking about AJ Hawk.

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