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Driver Wants More PT, Might Get It This Week

Even though just about everyone but the Green Bay Packers and Donald Driver would admit Donald Driver probably should have retired prior to this season, Driver doesn’t enjoy being the forgotten man on offense.

Against the 49ers, Driver played only three snaps, which is exactly three more than inactive sixth receiver Jarrett Boykin played. Both players caught the same number of balls. Driver, who is clearly now the Packers fifth receiver, wouldn’t have played at all if Greg Jennings hadn’t removed himself in the fourth quarter with a groin injury.

Of course, Driver didn’t think too much that.

“I didn’t go into this game thinking I wasn’t going to play,” Driver said today. “The way it came out, I didn’t. It sucks, but that’s the way it goes.”

Well, good news! Jennings’ injury looks like it will keep him out of tomorrow night’s game against Chicago, which will mean more playing time for Driver. Hell, Boykin might even be active.

Jennings is listed as doubtful going into the game and no one seems overly optimistic about him making a miraculous recovery before game time.

We expect that will mean heavier doses of Randall Cobb and James Jones, as well as the obligatory Donald Driver sighting.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. guysocke September 12, 2012

    What a wonderful opportunity for a test run of life with out Jennings.

    1. the real russ letlow September 12, 2012

      great point!

    2. Harry Hood September 12, 2012

      Right, would be great to see JJ and Nelson get great games tomorrow. And I hope they put Cobb in the backfield 30 times, and dump it off to him whenever possible.

  2. iltarion September 12, 2012

    Jennings has had some big games against the Bears.

    Meanwhile, James Jones has had some of his worst games against them.

    In other words, this is not a good thing.

    We all better hope Good Finley shows up.

  3. Guysocke September 13, 2012

    That’s the last thing on Earth anyone should hope for, because guess what, it ain’t gonna happen. Not this week. Not ever.

    I had a feeling about Jordy last year. I have the same feeling about James this year.

  4. calipackfan September 13, 2012

    It has been a long time since I’ve been afraid of the bears going into a game with them. They have better receivers and we have a bad pass defense I hope some way the pack can pull it off.

    1. therealChuckywasCecil September 13, 2012

      my sentiments exactly.

  5. Shmoseph September 13, 2012

    I’m just pissed off with all of the longer, hope and pray passes this team tries and doesn’t connect on. Like our 4th down attempt against the niner’s (floater to Nelson??). Sure, we’ll take man on man coverage any day, but Nelson didn’t get separation, and Rodgers didn’t put the ball in a spot where only Nelson could ketch it, and what happened, the defender broke up the pass easily and the game was over. We are custom built for dink and dunk, high completion rate, 5-7 yard pass conversions where the receiver has the opportunity to run after the ketch! Just watch against the Bears, you’ll see we try waaaaay too many dumb long shots down the field that won’t connect and it frustrates the hell out of me!

  6. Pack Lethal September 13, 2012

    We’re gonna see a different Packer team tonight. As long as we catch the ball and give Cutler pressure we’ll win for sure.

    1. GreenAndYellow September 13, 2012