Some years you get to induct Brett Favre or Mike Holmgren into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Other years, it’s Donald Driver and Mark Lee.
The 2017 Packers Hall of Fame class will be comprised of the latter.
Driver, the Packers’ all-time leader with 10,137 receiving yards, was clearly a no-brainer. Although some people who don’t know any better will tell you Driver is the best receiver in Packers’ history and would be way off, he is certainly among the Packers’ all-time greats.
In the receiver category, he just needs to fall in line behind Don Hutson, Sterling Sharpe and James Lofton and you can put those last two in whichever order you prefer.
Driver played 14 seasons with the Packers. He played with Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, so of course he was going to pile up some yardage.
Driver posted seven 1,000-yard seasons and made the Pro Bowl four times. He had 743 receptions and 61 touchdowns.
Greatest Donald Driver moment? This was certainly among them (although it’s better with the Larry McCarren call).
Mark Lee played cornerback for the Packers from 1980 to 1990.
If you know anything about the Packers of that era, you know they were bad and most of the time their defense was worse. Score 55, give up 56!
That said, obviously if you play 11 years as a cornerback you must have some skill. Perhaps, but I personally called Mark Lee “Toast” because he seemed to always be getting burnt.
I guess what I’m saying is, does Mark Lee belong in the Packers Hall of Fame?
Lee had 31 career interceptions to go along with 104 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.
I love how the Packers announce this now. No we’re not trying to deflect from our shit show of a season or anything, ha.
Public relations Dept. have to justify their salary’s.
You found a better source than i did for stats. I couldn’t find anything for PD’s, or FF’s. so lets go with what you have.
I don’t see why he’d be in the HOF. He had 2 good seasons 1981 with 6 picks, and a very good 1986 with 9 picks. Otherwise it was basically ho-hum. Having 104 passes defended gives him an average of slightly over 9 per year. That’s not even 1 a game. also not even a ff a season. your right….Meh. Maybe it’s the fact he played for 11 years, and somebody at the Packers know’s him…idk.
No sweat off my ass though. Maybe they just needed another body.
Only other guy from the 80s who i cant believe isn’t in yet is Tim Harris.
Any of you idiots who don’t know the story behind Mark Lee should just stop calling themselves Packers fans right now. If you are sitting there say “Oh, who is Mark Lee”, that means you really aren’t a Packer fan.
Mark Lee was the dude who in the November 1985 Packers game had Walter Payton pull him by the facemask over the bench out of bounds and then LEE got ejected. I was infuriated at the time.
This is a famous incident in the anals of Packers/Bears history.
…..uhm….I mean annals of history.
Next to you, all us idiots just don’t have a clue. We thank the Lord everyday that we have you here to enlighten us with your all-knowing wisdom.
Instead of calling myself a Packerfan, i probably should describe myself as a guy who just watches the Packers. Because clearly, i’m not worthy. I think i’ll change my name to PWG4L. Packer Watching Guy 4 Life.
On behalf of all us idiots that parade around here as make believe Packer fans. Thank you……for setting us straight.
Obviously I’m still pissed off at that play from 1985.
There was a better video I saw once, but I can’t find it anywhere. This one will work though.
OOPS….Almost forgot………EAT A DICK!!!