We’re sure this effort will get real far. Some Green Bay Packers fans have started a Facebook page called Activate Donald Driver, presumably aimed at getting the Packers to put Driver on their active roster this weekend.
Driver has been inactive in four of the team’s last six games.
The page already has 40,000 likes, which means there are 40,000 Packers fans out there who know nothing about football. Probably Dancing With the Stars fans.
The page reads as follows:
Donald Driver has been a great asset to the Green Bay Packers and our community. As fans, lets join together, like this page, and convince the Packers to re-activate Donald Driver. Lets have Donald Driver end this season with a smile on his face!
How about this? How about the Packers activate the best 46 players on game day so they can win the remainder of their games? That will probably put a smile on Donald’s face.
I mean, sure, the guy is a great asset. He’s just not a great asset on the football field anymore. At least not a greater asset than guys named Jennings, Nelson, Cobb and Jones.
We’ve gone over this before and it doesn’t matter how much anyone likes Driver or how great a guy he is, he hasn’t been one of the Packers top 46 lately. He’s not going to run out there and play special teams and his days of 100-yard games are gone. The games Driver has been active for recently have been when other receivers were injured.
Pretty simply, the Packers would have to sacrifice a special teams contributor to activate Driver. That doesn’t make any sense with so much on the line. Even if they want to go five-wide against San Francisco, Driver’s chances don’t look real good, since the Packers already have a fifth in kick returner Jeremy Ross.
Hey, we love Driver too, but stop being morons, okay?
Packers should give Driver the respect he deserves. That’s what a real Packer fan does.
Its amusing that some one thought that this would get DD activated. I’m sure Mike will be trawling through the internet looking for facebook pages forum posts and sports columns telling him how to do his job. Mike is a good coach I think he’s got this one guys
You guys are morons and fools. packers are hurting by 3 receivers, put the damn guy in and don’t say that we don’t know football – I DO!! You all should be ashamed of how you speak and NO you don’t love Driver too fool.
Boykin and Nelson both practiced today. So, no way DD sees the field. Sorry.
Jerel Worthy is the only guy the Packers are missing this week.
Hate to say it, but this is as healthy as the Packers have been all year.
DD rocks the special teams this week. 3 ST tackles (on kickoffs after TDs, of course) and runs back a fumbled punt (not a muff) for a TD. woo hoo! MJS story indicates he may be on ST this week…..
This is an unneccesary distraction. Thankfully it creates the scintilla of poison that the whole Berty Judas, Fire Ted Thompson bit did. The final outcome of that is the most obvious proof that Ted and Mike know football. This set, doubtlessly composed of women smitten with the guy because he was Dancing With the Stars, not so much.
I hope he is the last Packer ever to do o that dumb show.
I wish McCarthy would get his head out of his butt and re-activate Driver. I mean, he knows the offense better than anyone. Anyone have the link for the petition? Sign me up! Also, anyone know of any good gay bars near me in Minneapolis? Not for me…for a friend.
Just look for bars that have no name… but a pair of chaps as their sign. If it does have a name… but the windows aren’t transparent… much less translucent. You might be in the… your friend my being the right spot.
Wow, You are a weird guy, Iltarion. I will just know to not read your posts from here on out. Anyway, can’t wait for the 49ers to try only rushing 4 this time around. We are so much better than 4 months ago.
Off course it wasn’ t Iltarion in post #7 (just some fake one)
Post # 4, that was Iltarion.
Back in the 70’s and 80’s this probably would have worked…lol….Thank God Judge Parins retired, and the Packers hired Bob Harlan in 1989, someone who actually had an interest in seeing the Packers rebuild to Super Bowl winning form and ideology. How Judge Parins ever got elected into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, i’ll never know what he did to deserve it. I guess that was the good old Boys Club back then, living off the Glory years of the 60’s.
It would be great to see Driver as a deep threat again but I just don’t see it happening in the playoffs.
in th epalyoffs last year who was the only one to actually catch th eball?
Facebook polls: when you care enough and vested enough in the problem to take time out of your busy schedule to click “Like”
How could MM not bow to that kind of pressure?
Cosidering starting a Facebook account so I can create an activate Don Hutson page…..
I’d sign it…
I love Donald Driver as much as the next fan. But this isn’t about sentiment or respect. It’s about winning.
Fully concur w Mr. Wolf’s post….
Keep Packers off Dancing w the Duds…..
Send Randy Moss – he could use that Moon Dance move…..
send him to Iraq
If you look at the stats compared to other former elite WR, this is a common tale, people just have to get used to the idea—or not, it doesn’t matter, they really don’t give a fuck what the public thinks. Remember clamoring for Mason Crosby’s replacement? Or how about Marshawn Lynch when Grant went down a few years back? Yeah, they are not doing anything of the sort. Even though clearly the fans had a pt. with both Crosby competition (Longwell now with Seattle) and with Lynch—A beast!
By activating Manning last week, coach Mike McCarthy bypassed veterans such as outside linebacker Frank Zombo and receiver Donald Driver. Those pining for Driver, the team’s all-time leading receiver, to be active, should consider the possibility that if he had been, perhaps Manning might not have been on the field for those key special teams plays.
“Those are very difficult decisions to make when you have a healthy 53(-man roster) to get to 46,” McCarthy said. “When you put the emphasis on special teams and you have a young man like Terrell Manning that gets his opportunity, and he wins a game ball on special teams and also has the big hit award, that’s why you have to make those kind of decisions.”
Now if I remember correctly.. we didn’t even get any points off that turnover. Admittedly that was in the 4th quarter with the offense already well into “shutdown” mode.
It’s a bit of a stretch to use the word “veteran” with Zombo….
whoa……this is gettin’ real serious here….guess we’ll just have to wait and see who the coaches pick…….DD will be on board with whatever thier decision is.
I will say it again….to all you asshole turning on Driver haters who say sentiment means nothing, please send me your worthless stock certificates that you coughed up $300 for, because they are MEANINGLESS and OBVIOUSLY are of no use anymore.
Wow..this is a Packers only website. I’ll never visit again after my post. Donald Driver work his butt off for this team and has his entire career. He deserves to be out there and he CAN stil cath a ball and be a threat. People idolize Ray Lewis on the Ravens and he doesn’t sound like such a terrific man from his murky past. With the NFL such a big business it’s nice to have some nice guy get some respect he so deserves. Whoever wrote this pathetic article isn’t a TRUE Packer fan. He sounds more like a Viking’s fan to tell the truth.