Monday, June 17, 2013

Donald Driver Doesn't Sound Retired, Because He's a Packer and Packers Don't Retire

Former Packers receiver Donald Driver hosted his annual charity softball game in Appleton Sunday.

Packer fans love this guy because -- in large part -- he was almost always smiling and almost always good to the Packers' rabid supporters. He retired after last season, ending his career without playing for any other NFL team.

Sunday, Driver had the sound of a guy who really didn't want to retire, which should sound eerily familiar to Packers fans.
“Teams have called and asked would I want to come out (of retirement) and I said, ‘No, I love the green and gold,’” said Driver, who had yet to file his retirement papers as of two weeks ago.

“If the Packers called and asked, ‘Drive, come back to training camp,’ I’ll be back in training camp, but until then, I’ll just be sitting at home and just watching football.”
While the fact that Driver won't completely put his career to bed is somewhat unsettling, only five years removed from the ultimate training camp drama, at least he appears to get it.

Yeah, you can read into his comments a bit. Yeah, you can argue he's saying he only retired because he couldn't play for the Packers.

But give Driver credit. He isn't trying to play for anyone else. Quite the opposite, actually.

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