The Green Bay Packers have been known as having a pass-orientated offence for a number of years, and, in fact, they have almost overdone the passing game, as they have thrown teams into submission.
do that, you have to have an elite quarterback, and they certainly have
one of those in Aaron Rodgers, and a stellar set of receivers. At the
heart of that attack has been Donald Driver and, whilst many players
were criticised for their part in the Packers season-ending game against
the Giants, Driver was not one of them.
game, the question has been asked – how much longer can Driver go on and
produce the goods? There's an old adage in the game of football, one
that Packers general manager, Ted Thompson, has adhered to steadfastly
in his time as Packers GM: ‘It's better to let a player go one year
early, rather than one year too late’.
We are sure that
letting Driver go in 2012 would be one season too early, but the
Packers have plenty of young talent that they need to get on the field,
probably sooner, rather than later. The receiver position is so
important to the Packers, simply because Mike McCarthy's offense uses so
many of them.
As long as they employ the multiple wide
out sets, Thompson and company will need to develop young receivers.
Another year of Driver on the roster may pay dividends on the field -
or, equally, it may not. Take a chance on Driver with football betting online.
Driver is an all-time Packers great; nothing will ever change that.
However, as Thompson showed in his dealing with Brett Favre, no player
should be given special consideration for what he has done in the past.
Thompson's job is to look forward and constantly improve the Packers as a football team.
back Driver for the 2012 season, starts to work against that ethic,
especially with so much young talent at the receiver position for the
It would be a brave step for the Packers to
make, but it would not be that surprising, given the way they have dealt
with similar situations in the past. There is certainly something to
ponder at Lambeau, over the next couple of months.
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