WR Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers
HT: 6-0, WT: 177, Born: 2-2-1975, College: Alcorn State, Drafted: Round 7
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|1||at San Francisco 49ers|
|3||at Cincinnati Bengals|
|6||at Baltimore Ravens|
|8||at Minnesota Vikings|
|11||at New York Giants|
|13||at Detroit Lions|
|15||at Dallas Cowboys|
|17||at Chicago Bears|
2012 Game Summaries
Week 2 - Driver may be the #4 wide receiver on the team, but he and Aaron Rodgers still know how to get it done. The Packers are known for following up a defensive turnover with a quick shot at the end zone, and thatís exactly what happened here. Down 16-3, Jay Cutler threw an interception that was returned by Green Bay to the Chicago 26. Rodgers took the first snap with Driver in the slot. Driver broke straight up the field and Rodgers hit him perfectly for the quick store, breaking the backs of Chicago and crushing any comeback hopes that they had. It was Driverís only target and catch of the day.
Week 3 - Donald Driver barely made an impression on this game and his only impact was a negative one. Driver had a chance to haul in a bullet pass over the middle of the field in the endzone for the touchdown but it slipped through his hands. Driver has fallen to the 6th or 7th option in this offense and will rarely contribute to a game, especially when the offense struggles as much as it did on Monday night.
Week 4 - It's clear he's being phased out of the offense, and he shouldn't be owned in any format. He dropped a tipped ball and caught a pass for 3 yards, but didn't do much else in the game beyond a couple other intermediate targets. You don't want the 5th or 6th passing game option on your team, even if that team is a high powered offense.
Week 5 - As has been the case most of the season, Driver wasnít much of a factor. Heís played just 45 snaps in the first five games and isnít a factor though he did make a nice catch when the Packers were driving late to try and tie or win the game. There are just too many weapons in the offense (even when misfiring) to go to the aging veteran. Itís clear Rodgers still will look to him in the thick of things, but gets much more out of any of the receivers ahead of Driver.
Week 8 - Driver received more playing time than usual with multiple Packers receivers out of the game against Jacksonville. The veteran caught both of his official targets, including a red zone touchdown to break the game open in the fourth quarter. It was a classic Driver catch Ė a great out route at the goal line, complimented with a sure-handed catch. For a life-long Green Bay player, it was a great moment that may not happen too many more times at Lambeau.
Week 9 - The elder statesman and Dancing with the Stars alum continues to look his age this season as he fills in for a decimated receiving corps. His one catch did go for a first down on third and long, setting up James Jones touchdown catch, but aside from that, his main duty in this one was blocking. Asked to be the next man up with Nelson going down again, Driver might be riding off into the sunset following this season.
Week 11 - Driver was only targeted one time in this game, late in the first quarter. It was on 3rd and 9, and Aaron Rodgers was flushed out of the pocket. He was off balance, and threw an awkward pass over the middle toward Driver. Driver made a great catch, turned and ran 12 yards for the first down.