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#1 benderbender

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:39 AM

In this era of "straight cash homey," and after seeing Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, and Bruce Smith put on different teams jerseys, it is refreshing to see a player show loyalty to his team.

#2 Joe_the_6_pack

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:09 AM

Guys 38, stats have been declining for years. Seriously who was going to bother with him

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:40 AM

View PostJoe_the_6_pack, on 07 February 2013 - 07:09 AM, said:

Guys 38, stats have been declining for years. Seriously who was going to bother with him

Yet he would instantly be the 2nd best WR on the bills.

Sad

#4 Meathead

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:48 AM

at this point hes donald passenger

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

View PostMeathead, on 07 February 2013 - 07:48 AM, said:

at this point hes donald passenger

Lol

#6 Joe_the_6_pack

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

View Postbobobonators, on 07 February 2013 - 07:40 AM, said:



Yet he would instantly be the 2nd best WR on the bills.

Sad
Not based on his numbers, which can be forecasted to keep declining, not at all. And keep in my mind theyre inflated because he had one of the best qb's throwing to him on a pass oriented team

#7 KD in CT

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:09 AM

View PostMeathead, on 07 February 2013 - 07:48 AM, said:

at this point hes donald passenger

:lol:

#8 dollars 2 donuts

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

Man, I remember when Charlie Joiner was still lighting it up at about that age.

Closer to home, I remember when Frank Lewis was putting numbers up in his 30s which surprised people, in the early 1980s.

(...and yes, I know CJ was a Bills coach, but I mean closer to home as a player)


EDIT:  Checked the stats: from age 36-38 he caught 185 passes.

Edited by dollars 2 donuts, 07 February 2013 - 09:27 AM.


#9 Triple Threat

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

View PostMeathead, on 07 February 2013 - 07:48 AM, said:

at this point hes donald passenger

Or Donald Fivewood

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

Not so much loyalty by Driver, as it is the Packers organization's loyalty to him.

Driver has been GB's WR5 for the past 2 seasons. I doubt any other NFL team would've let an over-the-hill WR5 stick around at the bottom of the roster despite not even playing special teams. Kudos to the organization.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

View Post947, on 07 February 2013 - 10:42 AM, said:

Not so much loyalty by Driver, as it is the Packers organization's loyalty to him.

Driver has been GB's WR5 for the past 2 seasons. I doubt any other NFL team would've let an over-the-hill WR5 stick around at the bottom of the roster despite not even playing special teams. Kudos to the organization.

agreed.

this isnt him being loyal as much as him actually reading the writing on the wall and wanting to go out with a legacy in the organization in one piece. packers and driver are both handling this one the right way.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

View Post947, on 07 February 2013 - 10:42 AM, said:

Not so much loyalty by Driver, as it is the Packers organization's loyalty to him.

Driver has been GB's WR5 for the past 2 seasons. I doubt any other NFL team would've let an over-the-hill WR5 stick around at the bottom of the roster despite not even playing special teams. Kudos to the organization.

Which is the right way to do it.  As much as we make fun of Ruvell Martin and Marcus Easley, most teams' WR5 are either a project or a special teams guy.  I'd rather have a player-coach guy like Driver occupying that spot.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

View Post947, on 07 February 2013 - 10:42 AM, said:

Not so much loyalty by Driver, as it is the Packers organization's loyalty to him.

Driver has been GB's WR5 for the past 2 seasons. I doubt any other NFL team would've let an over-the-hill WR5 stick around at the bottom of the roster despite not even playing special teams. Kudos to the organization.
This^

#14 Dragonborn10

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:59 AM

Did the Bills show loyalty to Reed, Thurman, and Smith?  Smith played for years after he was not resigned by the Bills.  Why is loyalty only a one way street?  There are no guarantteed contracts in the NFL.  The only thing that matters is the signing bonus.  I am quite assured if whoever you work for now decided not to bring you back that you would work for a competitor as well.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

View PostDadonkadonk, on 07 February 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

Did the Bills show loyalty to Reed, Thurman, and Smith?  Smith played for years after he was not resigned by the Bills.  Why is loyalty only a one way street?  There are no guarantteed contracts in the NFL.  The only thing that matters is the signing bonus.  I am quite assured if whoever you work for now decided not to bring you back that you would work for a competitor as well.
It sounds like you would play past your prime for just one more payday. What a novel concept! Who needs dignity? :doh:

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

Is Randy Moss available?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:50 PM

View Postbenderbender, on 07 February 2013 - 07:34 PM, said:

It sounds like you would play past your prime for just one more payday. What a novel concept! Who needs dignity? :doh:
Do you have more scorn for Peyton Manning or the Colts who released him???

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:06 PM

I don't have any comment on his loyalty but I just have to give the guy a fond farewell and huge props for being one of the most fearless and focused wide receivers I've ever seen at any level.
He was THE definition of an old school player and when guys like him hang it up, the game is the lesser for it.